President Edgar Lungu has directed the ministry of Local Government and Housing to create more districts national wide.
President Lungu says the creation of new districts in the country has helped to bring development closer to the people.
The Head of State said when he commissioned ten newly built medium low cost housing units in Chembe District.
The construction of the housing units demonstrates government’s resolve of improving the livelihood of people living in rural areas through the provision of decent accommodation, he says.
He says government is working tirelessly in ensuring that the housing deficit is addressed in the country.
President Lungu says there is need to build more housing units in a bid to overcome the existing housing shortage.
Mr. Lungu explained that the commissioning of the housing units in Chembe District is the beginning of the construction of housing units in all newly created districts.
The Head of State said the construction of decent housing units in rural areas is critical in attracting skilled personnel to serve in remote areas.
He appealed to the people of Chembe to work with government in bring development to the area.
Meanwhile President has appealed to traditional leaders across the country to work with government in fostering national development.
The President complained that it is sad that some traditional leaders don’t want to partner with government in taking development to their respective chiefdoms.
President Lungu cited infrastructure development as one of the areas chiefs can work with government in improving the wellbeing of the people.
He urged traditional leaders to support various developmental projects being implemented by the state.
And speaking earlier, Housing and Infrastructure Development minister Ronald Chitotela implored the would be occupants of the houses to care for the property.
Mr. Chitotela said the housing units have been constructed at a great cost hence there is need to take care of the infrastructure.
He assured the people of Chembe that government will continue striving in providing decent accommodation for its people.