North-West chiefs applaud Government over projects

Traditional leaders in North Western province have applauded government for uplifting living standards of the people through infrastructure development.

Speaking when Special Assistant to the President for project Implementation and Monitoring, Lucky Mulusa paid a courtesy call on senior Chief Kasempa and Chief Mumena, the traditional leaders thanked Government for its commitment towards developing the province.

And senior chief Kasempa said he was happy with the developmental projects that Government had taken to his chiefdom.

He said for a long time his chiefdom and the entire district had not experienced such massive infrastructure development in the road, health and education sectors.

Senior Chief Kasempa said the nine health posts allocated to the district under 650 health posts being constructed countrywide was clear testimony of Government’s commitment to lifting the living standards of its people in the district.

“We are really grateful to Government for the developmental projects that are currently taking place. This shows that this Government under the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu has a heart for us in the district and the province as a whole,” he said.

Earlier, chief Mumena of Solwezi district thanked Government for rolling out development across the province.

He cited the commencement of the rehabilitation of the Solwezi-Chingola road and the construction of health posts in his chiefdom.

“Government’s commitment to develop the province should be commended because the infrastructure development taking place nearly everywhere has never been experienced before,” Chief Mumena said.

He explained that Government had engaged a contractor, China Geo Corporation, to rehabilitate the T5 road from Mutanda to Kankolonkolo at an undisclosed amount.

Meanwhile, Chief Mumena has appealed to Government to consider constructing two secondary schools in Mumena and Mujimanzovu areas.

He said there have been plans by Government to construct two schools since 2010.

“Since 2010, we have been told that the process is at tendering stage, but to our surprise nothing is happening,” he said.

And Mr Mulusa said government has embarked on an ambitious programme of rolling out infrastructure development especially in the road sector to allow easy movement of goods and services.

He said Government under President Edgar Lungu was committed to uplifting the living standards of its people by taking development closer to them.

“The Government of President Edgar Lungu is in a hurry to develop this country, that is the reason why he has made sure that there is infrastructure development taking place nearly everywhere,” Mr Mulusa said.

He assured the two traditional leaders of Government’s support in all spheres of development.

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