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Luapula Province Micah Challenge Launch Report

Micah Challenge Zambia was launched nationally in Zambia on 4th August 2007 in Lusaka.This was followed by a Copperbelt launch on 27th August 2007 and North Western Province on November 20th 2007. This report contains the contents, process and outputs of the launch of Micah Challenge in Luapula Province on February 4th 2008. The provincial launches are meant to introduce the work of Micah Challenge to the churches and to lay a foundation of District Steering Committees. District Committees will be the main vehicles to advocate for the achievement of MDGs at district level. Then their efforts will be picked up by Micah Challenge to ensure that the government knows what is happening in districts. Luapula province is located on the northern part of Zambia and lying between latitudes 8 degrees and 12.4 degrees south. It covers 50, 567km/sq of land and mass. And it has five main physical features; plateau, the lake, rivers, the valley and the swamps; altitude ranges from 900m above sea level in the valley to 1,300m on the Kawambwa plateau. The land is well watered with a normal rain season which runs from October to April….(read more)