Government says though Southern Province remains predominantly opposition, most of its developmental programmes are directed to the province.
And Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Julio Murat says it was his hope that the forth coming August 11 general elections would be peaceful following the tradition of peaceful elections that the country has been enjoying so far.
Southern Province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu says for example out of the 650 health posts being constructed countrywide, the Province has had the largest number of health posts with 99 health posts being constructed in the province.
Mr Mubukwanu said in addition , the relocation exercise had also seen a lot of infrastructure development being undertaken in Choma, the new provincial capital of Southern Province.
The Provincial Minister was speaking in Choma today when the Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Julio Murat paid a courtesy call on him.
Mr Mubukwanu said the developmental projects currently being undertaken in the province shows that government is keen to take development to needy areas as opposed to political affiliation.
“ The Patriotic Front government means well to the people of Zambia hence the many infrastructure developments that are taking place in the country.
”The general elections are around the corner and we as a country have a record of peaceful elections. We will have free, fair and peaceful elections that will meet the aspirations of the Zambian people,” he said.
And Mr Mubukwanu also commended the church for the role it had continued to play in uplifting the living standards of the people.
He observed that the church has played a pivotal role in the education and health sectors.
Speaking earlier, Archbishop Murat says it was his hope that the forth coming August 11 general elections would be peaceful following the tradition of peaceful elections that the country has been enjoying so far.
Archbishop Murat hoped the elections the country would soon be going through would be peaceful following the tradition of peaceful elections that the country has been enjoying so far.
”What we want is to have peaceful and fair elections as Zambia is an example of countries in Africa that have held peaceful elections and hope it will remain like this,” he said.
He said he was in the province to check on and visit some of the diocese in order to help citizens grow and love for the good of the country and the church.
Archbishop Murat who was scheduled to visit Mukasa Minor Seminary in Choma observed that it was important to have an educated youth as they would contribute positively to the country.