The Copperbelt PF Provincial Executive Committee has thanked President Edgar Lungu for appointing its Provincial vice chairperson and Bwana Mkubwa Member of Parliament, Jonas Chanda as Cabinet Minister.
PF Copperbelt Chairperson, Nathan Chanda, who is also Luanshya Mayor
says Dr. Chanda’s appointment as Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection is well deserved.
Mr. Chanda says the level of confidence that the President has shown in Copperbelt Members of Parliament and the love he has for the region is inspiring.
He has assured the Head of State that the party will continue working hard and with all MPs to deliver development to the people on the Copperbelt in line with the 7th National Development plan and Vision 2030.
Mr. Chanda has wished Dr. Chanda all the best and God’s blessings and guidance as he takes up the new appointment.
Yesterday, President Lungu appointed the Bwana Mkubwa law maker as Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection minister.
And Copperbelt Members of Parliament have commended President Edgar Lungu for appointing Bwana Mkubwa MP Dr Jonas Chanda as Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister.
Copperbelt MPs caucus Chairperson Dr Evans Chibanda says the appointment of Dr Chanda is timely and commendable.
He said Dr Chanda is a hard working and loyal member of the party who will deliver to President Lungu’s expectations.
Dr Chibanda who is also Mufulira Central MP said the people of the Copperbelt remain indebted to President Lungu for considering another MP from the region to Cabinet.
Meanwhile, Dr Chibanda has appealed to Kitwe PF councilors threatening to resign after the local authority was suspended due to illegal land allocation to remain calm.
Dr Chibanda said the minister of Local Government was in order and within the confines of the law to suspend the council for three months to pave way for investigations into illegal land allocation.
He said the councilors in Kitwe must be patient and allow the due process of the law to take its course as the minister of local government seeks to cleanse the local authority to enhance service delivery.
Dr Chibanda appealed to the minister of local government to extend the probe to other local authorities on the Copperbelt like Mufulira council which is equally in a mess.
And the PF district chairman Evaristo Chilufya has this afternoon summoned all the 27 councilors in Kitwe after they threatened to resign following the decision by the minister of local government to suspend the council.