ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 through its Zamboanga City Field Office recently distributed “nego-karts” to 15 individuals from Barangay Vitali back to back with a TUPAD Program orientation.DOLE 9 Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe said that the Nego-Kart or Negosyo sa Kariton is a project for ambulant vendors in major cities of the country and is under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP).

“The project will assist the ambulant vendors in making their existing livelihood undertakings grow into profitable and sustainable business; thus, making their income level at par with that of the minimum wage earners, at the least,” Director Buenafe added.

With the accompanying tools, equipment, raw materials and other inputs, the beneficiaries may now begin any food business of their choice.

The turn-over of nego-karts was made possible with the help of Zamboanga City District 2 Councilor Mike Alavar and the local government unit of Brgy. Vitali.

Present during the turnover was Councilor Mike Alavar, DOLE ZCFO Head Makaraya U. Adil and livelihood focal person, Ms. Sylvia Delos Santos.###kcqg