President Edgar Lungu has appealed to traditional leaders in the country to work with government in fostering development in their chiefdoms.
President Lungu says this is because both government and the traditional leaders have the responsibility of improving the living standards of people.
He expressed concern that some traditional leaders in the country have put their own interests before the interests of their own people in terms of investments and development by delaying to approve certain investment proposals.
“Let us work together in improving the living standards of our people in the country, your royal Highnesses you are very important stakeholders in the delivery of development this is why chiefs should not be selfish and champion their own interests rather than the interest of the majority, he said.
President Lungu said this today in Mwense district in Luapula province when he paid a courtesy call on the traditional leaders.
He advised chiefs to use the community trust committees and involve their subjects in matters of development to have inclusive governance system, and always focus on things that can benefit the whole community.
He further added that government will also continue to collaborate with traffic leaders in improving the welfare of the people.
“We will continue to work together, you are on the ground to listen to the needs of the people and us we must also listen to you and provide what people want,” he stated.
And President Lungu reiterated government’s resolve to finish all the infrastructure development that are above 80 percent across the country.
The Head of State explained the in 2011 the Patriotic Front (PF) government embarked on an ambitious infrastructure development project but due to financial challenges some projects had stalled in some areas, but added that government is still committed to ensure that all stalled projects are completed.
He cited the construction of the Mwense district hospital and township road as some of the projects that will be completed soon so that they can serve the people.
And speaking on behalf of the traditional leaders, Chief Kashiba commended government for its commitment to delivering development to remote parts of the country.
“We have not been left behind in terms of development and on behalf of the people in my chiefdom, we will support you beyond 2021,”
Chief Kashiba said the district is facing various challenges among them poor state of township and feeder roads.
“Mansa-Kashikishi Road is a death trap, recently seven people died in road accident just on that,” he said.
The chief also said construction of a district hospital and township roads stalled.
The President assured the Chiefs that their pleas will be attended to with the help from line ministries.
Iwe go and sort the economic mess you have reduced Zambians to not this nonsense . The level of police brutality is going up yet you see going around campaigning as your priority .
Luring chiefs won’t work Edgar Lungu just find something else.
All chiefs have been working with governments of the day but trying to campaign using chiefs to lure their subjects to vote for PF and you won’t work my bro.
PF must go!
I like the fact that Lungu has not taken us for granted. He is visiting each and every province and looking into its matter personally. WHERE IS UPND???
President Lungu never plays dirty, blame game, or criticize oppositions. But HH and his team defaming PF and spreading hate speech at any given time.
My president is working imwe. Meanwhile hh is busy slumbering because in his head he this he has already won elections. He will cry again haha
THE MOST DIFFICULTY TASK IS TO DISBURN THE CROOKED WAYS IN WHICH THEY WANT TO HIJACK THE 2021 ELECTIONS. NO ONE LOVES THEM AS AT NOW EVEN SOME OF THE PF MPS DO NOT WANT ECL. COL PANJI KAUNDA HAS MORE TO TELL US. SO BILL 10 IS A NO GO ISSUE BUT IS NOW A TOILET TISSUE WHICH AWAITS TO BE READ YES, VOTED IN – NO, THEN THRON IN AND FLASHED TOGETHER WITH ITS ROTTEN CONTAINTS IN THE TOILET.
People in Zambia are happy with Mr. Lungu and I guess he wants that much only in return. God bless him and his vision. AMEN!
He is working towards the betterment of this country and he is making other leaders as well to work under his ideology and developmental vision. Very few people have such unique qualities.
I hope the Litunga sees this! he has been a let down with regard to development projects in Western Province. Look at the Sugar plantation in shangombo up to this time he is looking at what his share will be and not for the development of the area through job creation. Luena Sugar was meant for Western Province but as usual he looked at what he was going to get in return. I hope he has seen this and seen the need to put his selfish needs aside
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