The Bowman Lusambo Kabushi 2016 team this week heightened its development works in Ndola’s Kabushi Township which has continued receiving great commendation from residents.
The team led by Kabushi parliamentary constituency aspiring candidate Bowman Lusambo rehabilitated a disused borehole at Kabushi market which has been out of use for three years.
This is part of the Bowman Lusambo Kabushi 2016 familiarisation tour of the constituency which has seen him visit all the eight wards in the area.
Last week, a football tournament was held at Milemu grounds in Kabushi which saw hundreds of young people take part with thousands of Ndola residents turning out to watch the games.
This team, the team unblocked, flashed and repaired the pump to the borehole and the water has now started serving residents in the area and surrounding places.
The team further cleared heaps of garbage that had piled up in Gabon area at Main Masala market to the delight of the marketeers and the local people.
And commenting on the development, Mr Lusambo who is also MMD vice Presidential aspiring candidate pledged to construct five more boreholes in Kabushi constituency.
Mr Lusambo revealed that his team, working with the local people has identified three sites in Toka ward, Mzazala market area and the hostels are where the boreholes will be constructed.
He said the two remaining sites will be identified through a collaborative effort with all those interested in developing Kabushi including area MP Dorothy Kazunga.
‘As the Bowman 2016 team, we have decided to leave the two projects for the boreholes to the people interested in working with us in Kabushi. We are inviting them to partner with us to change this area. We are also inviting Madam Kazunga to work with us in Kabushi for the remainder of the two boreholes. We will pay for everything but we want that collective spirit from all stakeholders in the area,’ he said.
He added, ‘we want to promote community led development processes here in Kabushi where the people are the masters and we are the servants. The people should be deciding their own development priorities.
Mr Lusambo said his team decided to focus on addressing the water and sanitation situation in Kabushi because it is the most pressing.
‘We know there are many pressing demands here but after we engaged the local people, they told us in clear terms that their main problem is the lack of water, uncollected garbage and blocked drainage system and these are the things we have been working,’ Mr Lusambo said.
And information obtained from Ndola shows that area MP Dorothy Kazunga approached Ndola Town Clerk Ernest Sumani and Ndola Mayor Samuel Munthali to bitterly complain about the works being undertaken in the constituency by the Bowman Lusambo Kabushi 2016 team.
A fact finding team from the Ndola City Council was then dispatched on Thursday to Kabushi constituency which ascertained that the development works were within the law and that residents were appreciating the works.
The local authority has since commended the Bowman Lusambo Kabushi 2016 for assisting the council carry out development programs in the constituency.