Northern province poised for transformation – Kalumba

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Northern Province Education Officer Jobbicks Kalumba gives a motivation talk to pupils intending to become teachers after he up-graded Masamba Primary School to a secondary School in Mbala district today. Government has in the recent past up-graded over 15 schools in Northern Province.

Northern Province permanent secretary Jobbicks Kalumba says his province is poised for complete economic transformation following the massive road construction being undertaken in the area.

Speaking after inspecting the construction of township roads in Luwingu and Kasama districts, today, Dr Kalumba said the province has witnessed unprecedented development in road construction sector.

Dr. Kalumba said in Luwingu works in particular are almost complete as only final touches are remaining while in Kasama district the entire project is set to be complete in two months time.

Luwingu has so far benefited five kilometers of township roads while Kasama has 10 kilometers, respectively, he said.

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He said all the towns are also scheduled to receive additional number of road construction works before the onset of the rainy season.

The permanent secretary said once the road construction works are done in Kasama town , the provincial capital will be declared ready to acquire a city status.

Dr. Kalumba observed that development will further result in improving social economic activities in the region.

He has since expressed happiness with the quality of work being exhibited by the Chinese contractors.

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    “The permanent secretary said once the road construction works are done in Kasama town , the provincial capital will be declared ready to acquire a city status”- “City Status”, SO WHAT IF IT DOES NOT MEET ALL INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED STANDARDS FOR A CITY?? “Dr. Kalumba observed that development will further result in improving social economic activities in the region”- HOW??

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      Developed at the expense of hard working provinces. Imagine if the money wasted in northern province was used in hard working provinces like southern, central and north western!

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      @1.1 Lungu, MOST RURAL ZAMBIANS are hardworking because they produce their own food! NORTHERNERS are NOT fed by people from those provinces you are mentioning!! Have you ever heard of relief food being sent to Northern or Luapula province?If it is agriculture there is history to it and you can see that Northern Province is on an upward trajectory. The colonial legacy concentrated commercial agriculture along the line of rail and southerner have had animal draft power to help plow and produce higher than other provinces. Tse tse flies prevented the latter from taking place in Northern parts of Zambia-things are changing now! The infrastructure in Southern started with colonialists and continued to date! What hard work is more in NW apart from mines, largely worked by people from Northern…

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    He should be serious, Kasama being ready for city status with that infrastructure honestly. At least Kabwe or Chingola can be considered. Chipata was ready 10 years ago.

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