Government says it is doing everything possible to better the living standards of people in Western Province.
Provincial Minister Richard Mwapela said government is addressing the situation in the province by taking developmental projects to the area which also includes improving on infrastructure.
Mr. Mwapela told ZANIS in an interview that the developmental activities that are taking place in the province will help create a lot of job opportunities for the people.
He observed that 80 percent of the people working on schools in Lukulu district are locals which shows government’s commitment to job creation in the province.
Mr. Mwapela also noted that the construction of the Mongu-Kalabo road will also create jobs for a lot of people in the surrounding areas.
He is hopeful that the different interventions by government will help fight poverty levels in the area and change the face of Western Province.
Recently ethnographic field work by Dr Michael Barret of the Curator for Africa at the Museum of Ethnography in Sweden and also researcher affiliated to IESR at the University of Zambia indicated that Western Province suffers more from high poverty levels, low economic production and poor infrastructure.