Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says President Edgar Lungu’s administration will continue with its pro-poor policies in a bid to alleviate the suffering of the people.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mwakalombe explained that government is working tirelessly to address social and economic challenges facing Zambians.
“Let me re-assure you of government’s commitment towards bringing about development across the country and Luangwa District as a whole”, he assured.
The Lusaka Provincial Minister was speaking during the Dantho traditional ceremony of the Chikunda speaking people of Chief Mphuka of Luangwa District over the weekend.
Mr. Mwakalombe pointed out that government has successfully upgraded the D 145 road to bituminous standard which will spur economic development in the district.
He further pointed out that government is on course in connecting Luangwa District to the National Power Grid (NPG) via Rufunsa District in order to service the entire district.
“President Lungu will complete all developmental projects that we embarked on five years ago and we will also embark on new ones aimed at bettering the welfare of Zambians,” he said.
Meanwhile, Independent Feira Member of Parliament Stephen Miti has pledged to work closely with government in order to enhance social and economic development of the area.
Earlier, Chief Mphuka of the Chikunda speaking people of Luangwa District in Lusaka Province implored Zambians to support the re-election of President Edgar Lungu and the PF in order to foster unity and development in the country.
Speaking through a representative, Princess Tamara Malunga-Mwansa, Chief Mphuka said his subjects are happy with the commissioning of Luangwa District Hospital whose phase three has since commenced.
The traditional leader commended government for constructing five (5) health posts in the district which have since brought primary health care services closer to the people.
“We are happy with the construction of female and children’s wards, staff houses and a water reticulation system. The hospital will better the livelihood of the people and create more jobs in the health sector”, said Chief Mphuka.
The traditional leader commended Zambians for remaining peaceful stressing that peace is a prerequisite for national development.
And speaking at the same function, Independent Feira Member of Parliament Stephen Miti pledged to work closely with government in enhancing social and economic development to the area.
Mr. Miti further pledged to work with government in creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the district.
Visiting Chief Chapoto from Zimbabwe and his Mozambican counterpart, Chief Mtunda attended the ceremony.
Others traditional leaders that addede the ceremony include Senior Chief Mburuma, Chieftainess Shikabeta, Chieftainess Mpanshya and Chieftainess Chiawa among many other dignitaries.