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K10 million released for constructing crossing point on Kafue River in Kitwe

General News K10 million released for constructing crossing point on Kafue River in Kitwe

The government has released K10 million for the construction of a crossing point on the Kafue River in Kafue National Park and for the completion of the construction of Chisokone Market in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province.

Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) National Coordinator Chanda Kabwe disclosed the development when he accompanied Nkana Member of Parliament Honorable Alexander Chiteme in the Mufuchani resettlement area where the displaced families of the Luyando community have been settled.

The National Coordinator further disclosed that his office has engaged more than 100 youths to mold blocks that will be used in the construction of various crossing points to be installed in the resettlement area.

Mr Kabwe said the government is happy that a number of families are now beginning to settle in the land government gave them after being displaced.

He also said that government will this rain season not spend much in relief food distribution because people have moved from floods prone areas into safe zones.

He stated that his team will ensure that they monitor the works in the resettlement area so that people can have passable roads to move their goods.

And responding to the concerns of the residents about the tents that are leaking following the downpour, the National Coordinator said he will engage his team to ensure the problem is rectified in the quickest possible time.

Mr Kabwe however thanked the settlers for their cooperation and patience they showed to the government from the time they were internally displaced to the time they were allocated plots.

Meanwhile, Mr Alexander Chiteme who is also Minister of National Development Planning said he decided to visit the settlers because most of the people who have now settled in Mufuchani came from his constituency in Luyando Community within Kitwe District.

Hon Chiteme said he will do everything possible in collaboration with the Kwacha Member of Parliament Joseph Malanji to make the living conditions of the settlers habitable.

He said his office will also ensure the necessary amenities are installed in the resettlement area so that people will not have to move long distances to access them.

The Minister indicated that his office is in talks with the Ministry of Health to ensure that health posts also set up in the area to service the settlers.

Hon Chiteme said the move to construct health facilities in the resettlement area will also help decongest the existing health facilities in Kitwe District.

He called on DMMU National Coordinator to ensure the concerns of people are addressed as soon as possible.

He however thanked the office of the Vice President for its continued commitment towards serving humanity.

And Vice President Inonge Wina was in Kitwe to hand over offer letters and building materials to 500 flood victims and Luyando community squatters whose houses were demolished by Mopani Copper Mines-MCM.

“It is the first time in the history of the country that such a huge number of families has been empowered with land and building materials,” said Mrs Wina.

Mrs. Wina further urged citizens to move away from areas that are prone to disasters and natural calamities before the onset of the rains.

This is according to a statement issued yesterday to the media by DMMU Senior Communications Officer Matthews Musukwa.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Agony is being a Minister like Alexander Chiteme then you go to visit people that have vowed to support ka Binwell Chansa Mpundu, kuti walila

  2. Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) is just another corrupt organisation …you will not see any tender process here all this money will simply vanish.

  3. Agony is reading stories by unqualified reporters:
    K10 million released for constructing crossing point on Kafue River in Kitwe
    So says the headline but the introduction says:
    The government has released K10 million for the construction of a crossing point on the Kafue River in Kafue National Park and for the completion of the construction of Chisokone Market in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province.
    After that we are told about Luyando community. What do you want to tell us kanshi?

  4. Hundreds of youths got jobs because of the project! It can’t get better in the times of Covid19 pandemic. This is the result of statesmanship and vision of President Edgar Lungu.

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  5. Due to such developmental projects by the PF government, Zambia is attracting International tourists as it is listed as the fourth safest tourist destination in the world by one of the International travel blog.

  6. Several flood-affected people are trying to survive and the government is coming forward to provide them jobs so they can earn their livelihood and feed their family.

  7. No doubt President Edgar Lungu is the best leader for this country. Zambians will not be shocked if he wins again in the 2021 elections.

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  8. There is always one question in front of the government is how long they are going to donate money and food for such people who are affected by natural calamities. Hence, the government is now providing jobs to them through development and empowerment schemes.

  9. Our country always wanted a leader who is capable of transforming the lives of millions of people, bring development, and the entire world should able to see Zambia, positively. We finally found these qualities in President Edgar Lungu!!!

  10. The report could be accurate, Kafue River also passes through Kafue National Park between Mumbwa and Kaona. There’s a bridge there which is being worked on and as a result, a by pass has been created for passage of vehicles. I am sure this is what is being referred to here. The article reports of two projects, the access bridge in Kafue National Park and the Kitwe project.

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