President Lungu Greets tradition Chiefs in Mpika
President Lungu Greets tradition Chiefs in Mpika

Nine Chiefs in Northern have pledged to support the plan by President Edgar Lungu to divide Mpika district into three.

The plan to divide Mpika into three districts was declared by President Edgar LUNGU during his visit to the province earlier this year.

The Chiefs said this yesterday during a stakeholders meeting to debate and adopt boundaries and names of the two new forthcoming districts, to be created once the largest district in the country is divided into three.

And speaking on behalf of other chiefs, senior Chief Kopa of the Bisa speaking People said the plan to divide the district has come at the right time when the nation has embraced and enshrined the decentralization policy.

He added that once the process is finalized, it will significantly enhance service delivery in all the nine chiefdoms in the area.

The traditional leader added that the creation of the districts will speed up development in their respective chiefdoms and contribute to the economic growth of the country.

And all the nine Chiefs and other stakeholders who attended the meeting agreed on Kalonge as headministrative Centre for the first new district Lavushimanda.

They further adopted Chalabesa as an administrative Centre for the second forthcoming new district Kanchibiya.

Meanwhile Mpika District Council Secretary Kabombo Mutakela said the adopted boundaries and names of the new two Districts will be submitted to Lusaka by next week.

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12 COMMENTS

    • This is the first step in creating more constituencies in the north so that Parliament is stuffed with Bembas. No wonder Bemba is now the official language in Parliament.

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  1. He wants to create jobs for the few who helped him to rig the election and you busy saying it will bring development. Chiefs thing should be abolished I don’t see any sense in their roles.

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  2. Comment:Lutuku, only a short sighted, intellectually incapacitated person would utter such words. It just shows that your brain lacks symbiotic coordination with your mouth.

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  3. Hunger is there for lazy people. Mind u there is no appeal for relief food up North. Hope hunger is not blamed on rainfall, lack of it, if so it is inconsistent with the denial that kariba dam drying was nothing to do with weather pattern

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  4. Just creating jobs for cadres, which development that we ave not seen in the already existing districts…? Luano n mafinga are some of those ragging districts, don’t get excited over peanuts….

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  5. Lack of education is a curse. Zambia does not need more districts but development everywhere. with visionary leadership, places can develop without calling them districts. what development is there is most places which were designated districts or provinces except for Muchinga. zambia is now the second most hungry nation in the world because of poor leadership

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  6. Mafinga has developed. More pipo get employed wen a district is created only imbecile can say it brings nothing but jobs for few cadres

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  7. But, what is the criteria for creation and setting up of all these districts and provinces? In this ICT world, we should be able to produce a multiple or indexation, at least based on the area in km2 and population, to arrive at quota for any such decisions. How do we reach equitable development when we can’t develop even a simply formular for this purpose? What is the work of the CSO?

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  8. Lungu should create more provinces and didtricts, cconstituencies in western, northwestern and southern provinces for equitable representation.
    PF had total parliamentary votes of 1,537,946 and UPND had 1,525,049 giving a difference of 12,897 votes yet PF has 80 seats for those votes and UPND got 58 seats (a difference of 22 seats). The difference of 12,897 votes is like a small constituency Roan for Kambwili.
    So Lungu should not be allowed to replicate constituencies and districts in their ‘strongholds’.

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  9. The govt will struggle to sustain the unplanned expenditure associated with establishment of new districts; its expenditure that government can ill afford. He shouldn’t even go there, doing so will be making a costly populist decision with little economic merit!

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