President Edgar Lungu is this Saturday expected in Muchinga province on a two day working visit. President Lungu will grace the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Kenneth Kaunda Secondary School on Saturday.
The President will be accompanied by First Republican President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. Muchinga Province Minister Mwimba Malama and Provincial Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe have confirmed this to ZNBC News.
Kenneth Kaunda Secondary School has attained 50- years from the time the school was named at Dr. Kaunda. President Lungu will also check on some developmental projects in the district in the province.
Mr. Nundwe said people in the province are appreciative of the various developmental projects the PF administration is undertaking in the province. Meanwhile, Mr. Malama has urged all former pupils to contribute towards the refurbishment of the school.
The President is expected back in Lusaka on Sunday after concluding inspection of projects in the area.
Meanwhile, the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in Muchinga Province has praised government for constructing and rehabilitating roads in the Province.
Muchinga Province ZCTU Regional Coordinator Nondo Kasanda told ZANIS in an interview in Nakonde that the union is happy that road construction such as the Nakonde-Mbala road has been successfully completed.
Mr. Kasanda said the road will help improve the lives of people working in rural areas especially teachers.
Mr. Kasanda said before the road was constructed, many teachers shunned working in schools along the Nakonde Mbala due to its poor state.
He said many teachers and members of the public faced challenges to travel using the road as public service buses were not available.
Mr. Kasanda said bus fares have since reduced from K150 to K50 from Nakonde to Mbala adding that traveling on open vans has also reduced due to increased number of buses commuting between Mbala and Nakonde Districts.
Mr. Kasanda has since appealed to government to quickly complete the construction of the Isoka/ Muyombe Road saying the project has taken long.
Meanwhile, Nakonde District Commissioner Field Simwinga has warned people vandalising the road signs on the Nakonde-Mbala Road of stern punishment.
Mr Simwinga said anyone found vandalising the road signs will be arrested and prosecuted.
The 180 million United States dollars Nakonde Mbala road was recently commissioned by the President Edgar Lungu.