Chief Mwansakombwe has challenged government to emulate the civil society whom he said have brought noticeable development in his chiefdom.
Chief Mwansakombwe said civil society organisations have come handy in helping government reach out to the rural populace by taking development such as the construction of schools to distant areas.
He said this during the commemoration of the Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition Global Day of Action for Nutrition at Kasuba Primary School in Samfya District on Friday.
Chief Mwansakombwe also thanked Care and Hope for All, a member of CSO-SUN Alliance for the initiative of constructing a Nursery School that will accommodate about 120 children and awarding the best fish farmers and gardeners in his chiefdom.
He said that the gesture from the civil society will go a long way in uplifting the lives of his people and will especially contribute to the fight against malnutrition.
Chief Mwansakombwe urged government to Maximize coverage and access of nutrition programs so that everyone in need benefit.
“I call on our Government to ensure at all times that Programmes are designed and implemented to achieve the greatest possible coverage and make nutrition services accessible to all so that no one is left behind for our future is in good nutrition for all”, Chief Mwansakombwe said.
And Senior Chief Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Luapula Province has expressed worry at the poor television and Radio reception in his chiefdom.
The Mwata disclosed this when Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili paid a courtesy call on him.
The Mwata said there is need for government to attend to the poor reception for his subjects to follow national events in the country because currently they were only getting a radio signal from the Station in the neighboring Democratic of the Congo.
The traditional leader explained that information about events in the nation was important for the people and remembered the olden days in the early and late 70s when the people and their Radio sets were inseparable because of the quality programming and entertaining content.
Mr. Kambwili said he was touring Radio Stations in the province to remind them that they need to observe media ethics in carrying out their work of informing, educating and entertaining the people through their programming and content.
The Minister said government will ensure that the situation is corrected to improve reception in for the chiefdom.