Government says it is committed to bring development to rural parts of Zambia such as Namwala District in Southern Province.
Mines and mineral development Minister Christopher Yaluma says the electrifying of Nalubamba and Mukobela Chiefdoms, respectively by government through the Rural Electrification Authority is one of the commitment government attaches to develop the rural areas.
He reaffirmed governments commitment to infrastructure development through the vision 2030 and other infrastructure projects around the country.
The Mines Minister was speaking at the official opening of the Shikaumpa ceremony of the Ila speaking people of Namwala District of Mukobela Chiefdom.
And Chief Mukobela has commended government for working closely with traditional leaders so as take development closer to the rural communities.
The Chief was speaking through his senior headman Simon Kabungwe at the official opening of the Shikaumpa ceremony of the ila people of Baambwe of Namwala District.
He has since appealed to government to consider setting up an animal husbandry training school in the district.
The Chief has pledged to give out land to government for setting up of the training centre, once government makes a commitment.
He added that the district is in need of a veterinary service centre for supply of drugs and information for livestock farming.
The Chief has appealed to government to rehabilitate the two roads leading to Mukobela palace in Baambwe namely the Ngabo town off Baambwe road and the Namwala central / Baambwe road.
Meanwhile Chief Chikanta of the Tonga people of Kalomo District has commended government for committing itself to improving the welfare of traditional rulers in the country.
The chief who was speaking at Shikaumpa ceremony 7th November 2015 of the ila people of Namwala held in Baambwe palace grounds said he was grateful to government for improving the welfare of the traditional authority through the creation of the Chiefs and traditional affairs ministry.
Chief Chikanta has since appealed to government to continue supporting traditional ceremonies because they promote unity by bringing people of all walks of life together.
The chief pointed out that his ready to work with the government of the day in trying to bring development to the people of Zambia.