President Edgar Lungu has reiterated the need for a good road network in economic development.
President Lungu notes that good roads are vital for various economic activities such as farming including evangelism as it makes it easy for the clergy to reach to the people as they promote peace in the nation.
The President who toured the 14 kilometers T2 Mungule road, that is under construction leading to Chieftainess Mungule, upon arrival in Chibombo district in Central Province this morning further stated that the road will also open up trade of different businesses in the area.
He also added that with good roads in the district, it will be easy to attract the private sector to work together with government in various developmental projects and also bring about viable investment in the area.
The Head of State indicated that it is his desire to see that all parts of the country are provided with a good road network that is supported with a good drainage system as the case with the Mungule road which is earmarked for completion in November this year.
Meanwhile, President Lungu who later paid a courtesy call on Chieftainess Mungule before leaving for Chisamba called on Traditional leaders to help in ensuring that the opposition work with government to foster development in all parts of the country.
He regretted that most Members of Parliament who are in the strongholds of the opposition are refrained by their party leaders to approach government with challenges people face in their areas in order to have them addressed.
President Lungu noted that the challenges that people face across the country are beyond politics hence the need for government and Members of Parliament from the opposition to work together.
And Chieftainess Mungule expressed gratitude to the Head of State for constructing a road in the area.
She noted that the road will help open up the area to various economic activities that will foster development and eventually uplift the living standards of the people.
The Chieftainess also commended the Head of State for his commitment to ensuring that the cholera epidemic is contained.
President Lungu is in Central Province for a two days working visit.
He is accompanied by Tourism Minister Charles Banda, Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale, the Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila, other senior government and party