OPPOSITION UPND Nkana constituency parliamentary candidate Divo Katete has said regularising Nkandabwe township and constructing individual toilets in Buchi-Kamitondo townships will be some of his priority areas if elected Member of Parliament (MP) on August 11 elections.
And Mr Katete has said the combination of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and his running mate Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) is the best Zambia has ever had and was set to take Zambia to greater heights.
Mr Katete said if elected Nkana MP on August 11, he would work towards regulariing and electrifying Nkandabwe township so that people’s lives in the area could be improved.
He said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that the excuse of the failure to regularise Nkandabwe township because it was a caving area cannot be sustained as people have been living in the area for a long time and nothing has happened.
“As we get closer to August 11 elections, I am presenting myself to the electorates in Nkana constituency and promising among other things to regularise and electrify Nkandabwe township. The excuse of saying Nkandabwe Township cannot be regularised because it was a caving area cannot be sustained because people have been living in the area for a long time now,” Mr Katete said.
He also said once elected as MP, he would work on constructing individual toilet in Buchi and Kamitondo townships where people were still using public toilets.
Mr Katete said the earlier project of constructing individual toilets was poorly done and so if the people in the area elect him as MP, he would put things in order and improve sewer-lines in the area.
He said apart from improving sewer lines and putting up individual toilets, he would also work on bad state of roads, security and unexplained water bills from Nkana Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC).
“The state of roads in Buchi are also in bad state and needs to be improved. As a result of the bad state of roads in the area, taxis cannot pass to go and pick up passengers, especially pregnant women. In some cases, when a taxi passes through these inner roads, they struggle to negotiate the potholes on the roads.
“The issue of water bills is also of concern. We need to sit down with NWSC and look at the bills because some residents have unexplained water bills,” Mr Katete said.
And Mr Katete has said the combination of Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba (GBM) was the best combination Zambia has ever had and was set to take Zambia to greater heights.
Mr Katete said both Hichilema and GBM were strong businessmen with the ability to turn around the ailing Zambian economy and improve people’s lives.
He has urged Zambians to vote for Mr Hichilema in the August 11 elections because he would set the stage for economic recovery and national development through sound economic policies.
“Zambia is experiencing high poverty levels and so they should give chance to Hichilema because he is in a better position to manage the economy of this country. If he can manage his own personal wealthy, he can also manage the country’s wealthy.
“I am telling you, the combination of HH and GBM is the best combination Zambia has ever had and is set to take the country’s economy to greater heights,” he said.