Kanyama Member of Parliament (MP) Gerry Chanda has said the constituency has experienced unprecedented development during his tenure of office.
Colonel Chanda, who is a Patriotic Front (PF) MP, said Kanyama constituency had only two tarred roads in 2008.
Col. Chanda, who was elected Kanyama MP in 2011, said there were now over 15 roads that have been upgraded to bituminous standards.
The Kanyama lawmaker said this in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka.
“Kanyama constituency has seen unprecedented development under my tenure and l am determined to develop it further in all key sectors of the economy to benefit the electorates in my area,” he said.
He named some of the roads that have been worked on a Kanyama-Mtandabantu, Kanyama-Garden House, Kanyama-Zingalume, Kanyama-Mbasela and some roads within Kanyama compound.
Col. Chanda, who is also Home Affairs Deputy Minister, said a good road network was vital for accelerating economic development.
He explained that the perennial flooding has greatly reduced in the area.
He has since urged the people in the area to visit the Kanyama constituency national assembly office to get updates on their area and to interact with him.
The MP has meanwhile commended non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and some investors that are operating in his area to supplement the efforts of government.
Col. Chanda however regretted that cholera has continued to afflict the people in the constituency but commended government through the Ministry of Health for efforts towards addressing the waterborne disease.
He has since reapplied to recontest his Kanyama parliamentary seat on the ruling PF ticket on the August 11, 2016 general elections.