The Development Partnership International in North-western province is appealing to government to renew its interest towards development of the province.
North-western provincial coordinator, Sinclair Kapijimpanga said government, through the provincial financial controller, Zambia Revenue Authority and the local councils, should come up with terms to allow at least 40 percent of income generated in the province to remain for development in the province.
Efforts to get Northwestern Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo for a comment on the matter were futile as his mobile phone was unreachable by broadcast time.
However, Mr. Kapijimpanga said the region was conducive for the development since it has vast untapped natural resources.
He said the province has continued to lag behind in most beneficial infrastructures such as roads, universities hospitals and office space, among others.
Mr. Kapijimpanga said this in a statement made available to Zambia News and Information Services in Solwezi , yesterday.
He said if an industry is developed in the province, thousands of jobs can be created which can result into a buildup of a middle class to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.