REPUBLICAN Vice President Inonge has directed the Water Affairs Department under the Ministry of Water and Energy Development to ensure that all towns located near Rivers should be drawing water directly from the rivers throughout the country to improve their access to drinking water.
Ms Wina said it was surprising that some parts of Livingstone, a City which was located near Zambezi River, had no drinking water.
She said President Edgar Lungu was aware of many challenges in Livingstone including the scarcity of water.
“We also want to see more conference centres, hotels and lodges established in Livingstone to create jobs for our youths.
“We want our youths to start benefiting from the tourism sector by giving them loans and appropriate skills as most tour operators are foreigners,” he said.
Ms Wina was speaking in Livingstone yesterday when she addressed a mammoth public rally at Namatama Grounds to drum up support for President Lungu and all Patriotic Front (PF) candidates in the forthcoming General Elections.
She also warned PF members against supporting independent candidates in this year’s elections.
More than 200 defectors from United Party for National Development (UPND) joined PF at the same rally.
And Ms Wina has directed the Ministry of Education to upgrade Livingstone’s Simonga Primary School into a day secondary school.
The Vice President gave a directive yesterday when she addressed a public rally in Simanga village in Livingston to boost support for the Livingston PF aspiring MP Omar Munsanje and President Edgar Lungu.
Ms Wina said the Patriotic Front administration was committed to uplifting the education standards across the country and provide education from Primary to University.
“I am aware that you need a secondary school here, but before we can construct one, I am directing that Simonga Primary be upgraded to a Day Secondary school,” she said.
And Ms Wina has called on Simonga residents to get fully involved in the development of the area to that it could be part of the tourist destination.
She said Simonga could be transformed into a cultural tourism destination.
She said it was unacceptable that Simonga being part of the country’s tourist capital could not tap from the location advantage.
She said by voting for President Lungu and Mr Munsanje, would guarantee development in
Simoonga which she said was a good example of a region that practiced the ‘One Zambia One Nation’ moto.
“Those people who think they can go to statehouse by depending on one province will not make it,” she said
At the same rally, Agriculture minister Given Lubinda took a swipe against some opposition leaders who were telling people that food was in short supply and expensive in Zambia.
Mr Lubinda said Zambian was the only country in the region that had food surplus and at the lowest price in terms of maize meal.
Before holding a rally in Simoonga, the Vice President visited two funeral homes near the venue where she offered her condolences.