Vice President Inonge Wina has clarified that the Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund is a private initiative that does not draw its funding from the national coffers.

Mrs Wina told Parliament today that the Fund does not generate resources from the Ministry of Finance but a private initiative by the Head of State to support economically deprived communities and individuals.

She has explained that the President chooses who and where to use the funds under the Initiative.

Mrs Wina was responding to Chavuma Member of Parliament Victor Lumayi who wanted to know the people who control the fund and to which Ministry the people managing the fund report to.