PROPOSALS TO UNDERTAKE BUSINESS INVESTMENTS WITH FUNDING FROM THE CITIZENS ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FUND (CEEF) FOR THE YEAR 2023.

The Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) is providing financing to interested targeted citizens, MSMEs and co-operative enterprises countrywide with a view of increasing their participation in economic activities and subsequently contribute positively to Zambia’s economic development. CEEC now invites applications from interested targeted citizens, MSMEs and co-operative enterprises who wish to undertake investment projects through the following empowerment products for 2023;

S/nEMPOWERMENT PRODUCTLOAN THRESHOLD
1.Energy Loan ProductUp to K3, 000,000.00
2.Aquaculture Loan Product for Cage FarmingUp to K180, 000.00
3.Tourism Loan ProductUp to K3, 000,000.00
4.Graduate Loan ProductUp to K3, 000,000.00
5.Livestock Out grower Scheme for Beef and DairyUp to K1, 000,000.00
6.Mining Loan ProductFrom K100, 000 upwards
  7.  Construction and Infrastructure Loan Product  Up to K3, 000,000.00
  8.  Own a Taxi and Minibus Loan Product  Up to K500, 000.00
  9.  Annual Presidential Awards 2023  Up to K125, 000.00
 10.  Agro-Processing Loan Product  Up to K2, 000,000.00
 11.  Agricultural Mechanisation  Loan Product   Up to K2, 000,000.00
 12.  Bulk and Cold Chain Facilities for Market Cooperatives  Up to K500, 000.00
 13.  Trade Finance and Working Capital for Short-Term Financing  Up to K2, 000,000.00

Visit www.ceec.org.zm to familiarise yourself with the empowerment products and eligibility criteria in preparation for submission of application when the CEEC online application portal is activated on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. To apply, visit www.ceec.org.zm, click ‘ONLINE APPLICATION’, ‘Log In’ or ‘Register’ to create applicant profile
  2. Upon successful creation of profile, click ‘Empowerment Product’ then select preferred empowerment product to apply
  3. Submit your duly completed application and wait for correspondence from CEEC Staff
  4. To view your project application status, visit www.ceec.org.zm, log in to your profile and click ‘Loan Application’

Take note: All Project application forms will ONLY be available ONLINE, at NO COST to applicants and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Proposals will initially be in form of Project Concept Notes in line with the Application Form provided ONLINE by the Commission. Only online submissions will be accepted and applications that do not follow the stated format will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

DEADLINE: Monday 6 February 2023 at 17:00hrs.

In line with Government’s policy, CEEC prioritises and encourages the participation of the youth, women and people living with disabilities.

Muwe Mungule, PhD

Director General

CITIZENS ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT COMMISSION

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