President Edgar Lungu says government remains committed to ensuring that all parts of the country are developed.
The President said this in Chipata, Eastern Province yesterday afternoon when he paid a courtesy call on Chieftainess Mpezeni shortly after his arrival.
And the Head of State has noted that government is ready to ensure that more schools and hospitals are constructed in the province including road infrastructure.
President Lungu has since requested Chief Mpezeni to provide guidance on which developmental projects should be priotised.
He noted that it was important to consult which infrastructure development should be priotised in order to have a plan on how projects can be implemented based on the finances available at a particular time.
The Head of State has also commissioned the new palace for Paramount Chief Mpezeni.
He has however expressed disappointment at the low pace at which palaces are being constructed countrywide, but has assured other royal highnesses whose palaces are under construction of having them completed.
Meanwhile, Chief Mpezeni has praised President Lungu for the development the country has seen in various sectors since the Patriotic Front government came into power.
The traditional Leader has however urged government to prioritise agriculture as it is the cornerstone of the country’s development.