Mwembeshi Ward 27 councilor in Matero constituency Kelvin Kaunda says government’s pronouncement to increase salaries is a progressive move.
Equally, his Chaloshi Ward Councilor in the Kembe Constituency, Christabel Kalasa says she is very grateful that government increased salaries of councilors in the country.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS today in Lusaka, Mr. Kaunda said the move is welcome as it will motivate the councilors to work hard and do their best in their respective wards.
“ The said the move will also motivate us councilors to be committed and thereby spur development of the nation, “ he said.
And Chaloshi Ward Councilor in the Kembe Constituency, Christabel Kalasa says she is very grateful that government increased salaries of councilors in the country.
She said in a separate telephone interview that the move has boosted the moral of councilors like herself to perform and deliver excellent work for the benefit of the residents in the wards.
‘ The increase of salary will not only help me meet my family’s budget but will also help attend to the various needs in my ward, ‘ she said.
Local government minister Vincent Mwale told parliament that government has increase salaries of all councilors from a paltry K 700 per month to K 3000.
Meanwhile, Mr Kaunda says he is happy with the various development projects that have taken place in his ward since he took office.
He pointed out that one of these projects is the construction of the new Chunga market which he said will help benefit the community in the area to conduct business easily.
On security in the area, he said repair works at the Mwembeshi police post that got gutted during the riots recently has completed adding that the police post is fully operational.
Ms. Kalasa, on the other hand says, she is glad that expectant mothers will at long last access maternity as the works of the maternity ward at Twalumba health center is nearing completion.
The community in the area is currently forced to seek health services in distance places such as Matero referral Hospital, about 30 kilometers away.
Recently , two expectant mothers in the area lost their lives with their unborn babies as maternity services lack in the ward.