Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has assured the people of Mwansabombwe that government will not leave them out in its developmental agenda.
Mr. Chitotela said government has taken infrastructure development as a key driver of development in the country.
ZANIS reports that he was speaking when he officiated at this year’s Mutomboko Traditional Ceremony of the Lunda people of Mwansabombwe district, in Luapula Province. Mr Chitotela who is also Pambashe Member of
The Minister said that Mwansabombwe, will like any other part of the country enjoy infrastructure development.
Mr. Chitotela cited the construction of government Complex and the Civic Centre which have seen over 80 percent of works done as some of the projects that the people of Mwansabombwe are currently enjoying.
The Minister, who is also Pambashe Member of Parliament, observed that Mwansabombwe has potential in both agriculture and aquaculture which need to be exploited.
Mr. Chitotela disclosed that to make this potential a reality, a company called Kumeil through the Luapula Expo and Investment Conference has shown interest in investing in a Sugar plantation.
He said once the plantation is operational it will benefit over 2000 farmers through the out grower scheme.
Meanwhile, Mwata kazembe of the Lunda people of Mwansabombwe district called on government to revise the draft land policy and make it more inclusive.
Speaking through Mutomboko Traditional Ceremony Midlands Organising Committee Chairman Misheck Kaoma, the Mwata kazembe said chiefs as partners in development, are concerned with the current state of Draft Land policy.
He pointed out that he is concerned with inheritance to chieftainship which he said has become a battle.
The traditional leader said people are today lobbying from government to become chiefs, the situation he said has brought confusion.
This year’s Mutomboko Traditional Ceremony marked 20 years on the throne for the current Mwata kazembe.