GOVERNMENT is determined to deliver the much-needed development to North-Western and Western provinces, Acting President Inonge Wina has said.
Mrs Wina said it is sad that for a long time the people of North-Western and Western provinces have been cheated by the opposition that there is no development that the Patriotic Front (PF) government can implement in the two provinces.
Mrs Wina said contrary to such claims, the PF government is determined to develop the two provinces.
“For a long time, this province as well as Western Province have been cheated by the opposition that there is no development that PF will bring to your areas. This is a fallacy,” Mrs Wina said when she addressed residents of Kyafukuma in Solwezi on Friday.
She said the infrastructure in the country was terribly run down and Government is working hard to improve it country-wide.
“To repair houses, to repair classrooms, to build new roads, to sink new boreholes will take time. It is not a one-day affair,” Mrs Wina said.
The acting President also called on the people of North-Western Province to maintain peace and unity as the country heads to the polls in August this year to avoid scaring away investors such as the mining companies who are operating in the province because of the peace prevailing in the country.
She also urged traditional leaders to help bring politicians together to avoid political differences and preserve the peace the country is enjoying.
Mrs Wina advised people of Northern, Luapula and Northern-Western provinces to take advantage of the abundant rains by venturing in agriculture to diversify the economy.
Meanwhile, Mrs Wina has called on Kansanshi Mining Company to consider building a modern school in Solwezi.
Speaking during the official opening of a Grade 10 classroom at Kyafukuma Secondary School on Friday, Mrs Wina commended Kansanshi Mining Company for supplementing Government efforts in improving education standards in the district.
She, however, challenged the mining company to build a modern school that people of Solwezi would be proud of.
“We thank our co-operating partners such as Kansanshi Mine but we would like them to partner with Government to build a school that will be a model in this area,” Mrs Wina observed.
Mrs Wina said the opening of the Grade 10 class at Kyafukuma Secondary School will enable children to access the knowledge needed to make them better citizens and contribute positively to the economic development of Zambia.