Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr. Buleti Nsemukila has disclosed that President Lungu is deeply concerned about the slow progress on various developmental projects in Luapula Province.
Dr. Nsemukila disclosed this on Friday last week during a Provincial Development Coordinating Committee meeting in Mansa.
He said President Lungu wants completion timelines for the three Chiefs’ Palaces in the Province becauase they have taken too long.
Dr. Nsemukila also disclosed that President Lungu wants to see progress on mineral exploration in the Province because the region shares boundaries with the Copperbelt and Katanga Provinces which have rich mineral deposits.
He said the Turro Oil exploration project is also close to the President’s heart and wants to know the progress on the exploration efforts so that timelines are known on the actions to be taken.
The Permanent Secretary further informed the PDCC members that President Lungu is equally concerned about the slow progress recorded on the FTJ University construction project in Mansa and wants to see working progress.
Dr. Nsemukila described the performance of the E-Voutcher system in the last farming season as a disaster though in his view it the best way to go if the operation is sorted out.
He said the President is concerned about the performance of the E-Voutcher system as the piloting for Samfya and Mansa was a disaster despite receiving 90 per cent of the Cards but only a few were activated.
The Permanent Secretary said President Lungu is also concerned about the Luena farm block development and wants progress timelines on the matter as he has demanded for a comprehensive report of what is happening on the ground.