Chief Mabumba of the Ushi people in Mansa District of Luapula Province has appealed to the Mansa Central Member of Parliament Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to meet him and discuss developmental concerns in his chiefdom.
Speaking when Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Buleti Nsemukila paid a courtesy call on him, Chief Mabumba said he is desirous to meet the area member of parliament Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to discuss developmental concerns in his chiefdom.
The traditional leader said the road leading to his Palace is in a deplorable state and needs a facelift.
The chief who is a retired magistrate said he wants to improve the infrastructure in the chiefdom though collective effort.
The traditional leader observed that there is need to put up road humps at the stretch of the road where many of his subjects cross into the other side of the road within his chiefdom because so many deaths have occurred around the area because of fast moving vehicles.
He said though the road is a high way, it is important to value human life because certain portions of the highway should have humps to control and limit speed to save lives.
The Chief cited Maiteneke Market area in Mansa on the Mansa-Chembe highway road that has humps because of the human traffic that crosses the road from either directions which could in a similar way be done for the Mabumba stretch to save lives.
And Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Buleti Nsemukila said he will bring the matter to the attention of the Road Development Agency officials in Mansa for consideration and possible action on the matter.
Meanwhile, Chief Mabumba has expressed sadness at what he termed as abuse of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Chiwele area of his chiefdom.
Chief Mabumba said the CDF for Chiwele area of his chiefdom was abused because the School building for which the funds were purportedly used is a waste of Government resources.
The traditional leader narrated with sadness that the structure was done without supervision and currently it is a worrisome structure.
He observed that the floor has already given up as the workmanship was extremely poor.
Chief Mabumba who is also a Mwense District retired Magistrate however implored Government to consider constructing a road to Chiwele area because currently there is no road to reach the area except by footpaths.
He suggested that Government should mobilize a Grader which should just create a road to reach the area and the people of Chiwele will appreciate the gesture because they are like neglected and forgotten people of Zambia.
The Chief added that sometimes the people of Chiwele wonder whether they are part of Zambia or not because of the gross neglect that they experience from the conventional structures of Government administration.
The retired Magistrate added that Government officials including politicians should always endeavor to make promises and follow through.
The traditional leader counseled that a leader should be guided by the truth which should bring forth fruit for the wellbeing of humanity.