First Lady Esther Lungu says she’s disappointed with reports that a named political party has claimed ownership of a borehole in Ndewe Village in Senior Chief Kalindawalo’s Chiefdom in Petauke District in Eastern Province.
Mrs. Lungu says she’s particularly disappointed by the reports alleging that the named party officials in the area were even denying vulnerable women and children access to the water from the bore.
ZANIS reports that Mrs. Lungu expressed her disappointment before she handed over a borehole to the community in Ndewe Village in Petauke District today.
The First Lady has appealed to all Zambians to love one another above political affiliation if the motto of one Zambia one nation is to be upheld.
And the same function, Senior Chief Kalindawalo of the Nsenga speaking people of Petauke urged the community not to personalize the borehole but to use it has a community.
The Traditional Leader thanked the First Lady for the gesture, complaining that the area has been sharing water with animals.
The borehole was sunk by Nyimba investment in collaboration with the Esther Lungu Foundation.
And SENIOR Chief Kalindawalo of the Nsenga people of Petauke district in Eastern Province has commended government for
constructing a technical secondary school in his chiefdom.
The Senior Chief has however bemoaned lack of development in Ndewe area in his chiefdom.
He said Ndewe area had lagged behind because of lack of services such as schools, health facilities and lack of clean drinking water.
Senior Chief Kalindawalo was speaking when First Lady Esther Lungu paid a courtesy call at his palace today.
He said most of his subject people in Ndewe area mostly walk distances between 30 and 40 kilometers to access health
facilities, among other social amenities.
The First Lady is in Petauke District to commission a borehole constructed by Nyimba Investments.
Mrs. Lungu later addressed villages that welcomed her at the Chief’s palace saying that she was humbled that they turned out in large numbers and that
showed that she should step up her works in helping the needy people.