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President Hichilema challenges councils to improve service delivery

Headlines President Hichilema challenges councils to improve service delivery

President Hakainde Hichilema has directed Local Authorities in the country to improve service delivery.

The President said this shortly after arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola.

President Hichilema said government has restored sanity to the councils by allowing them to collect levies from bus stations and markets unlike in the past.

“Councils you must deliver now, clear the garbage, we dont want to have Cholera. We cannot be having cholera year in and year out,” he said.

The President who is accompanied by Agriculture Minister, Reuben Mutolo, said his government is determined to fight corruption and recover resources that were stolen from the Zambian people.

He added that the fight against corruption is not a tribal matter but rather an exercise aimed at recovering the country’s resources.

President Hichilema has further revealed that his government has started unlocking mines by creating an environment that will enable miners to benefit from minerals.

He said government wants Zambian small scale miners to conduct legal and safe mining.

And speaking earlier, Copperbelt Provincial Minister, who is also UPND Provincial Chairman, Elisha Matambo informed the President that the Copperbelt Province was politically stable and is elated to host the President.

Mr Matambo said the residents of Copperbelt were happy with the achievements that the UPND government has so far scored ever since assuming office such as the recruitment of teachers and health workers countrywide.

He added that the youths on the Copperbelt Province were happy that government had decided to give the black mountain to the youths to benefit all youths from the province and not just a selected few.

The Minister further thanked the President for fostering unity and peace in the nation.

“As a province we thank you Mr President that you are fostering peace and bringing back peace which was lost. The country was divided on political and tribal lines. Even the church was equally divided, “he said.

The President has since left Ndola for Mpongwe district for other assignments. He is expected to depart Ndola for Lusaka later in the day.

15 COMMENTS

  1. MOST COUNCILS ARE RUN BY 1D10TS
    TOO BUSY LOOKING AFTER THEIR OWN INTERESTS
    I KEEP HEARING FROM MY BROTHER INLAW ABOUT KABWE
    FILTHY TOWN UNCONTROLLED VENDORS, SELLING PLOTS IN A WATER LOGGED WETLAND JUST SOUTH OF THE TOWN
    NOT PAYING WORKERS DUES, PLUS NOT PAYING CREDITORS
    ALSO WASTING HUGE MONEY ON A TRUCK STOP WHEN THEY CANT EVEN RUN MULUNGUSHI MOTEL

  2. Tikki all politicians, not only Council post holders, in Zambia are in the business to serve their own interests not a single one of them joined to serve the people. Why dont they resign when they are involved in crimes? Because they dont want to lose the source of endless wealth: their office.

  3. After making unrealistic promises that even western leaders can’t fulfil, thus chlkamba now puts the onus on councils. Fuseke

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  4. Lusaka City Council where are you?Lusaka town centre is dirty and street vending in town centre has complicated things.

  5. Shurrup Kaizar Zero , you rotten PF people corrupted and bankrupted these councils thus service delivery is very very poor.

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  6. Your excellency

    We need you to look at Chipata City Council as well. They are non existent in the city. You only realise how many are employed when you visit the council and see almost a 100 people in offices but no action. Just wasting time and politics.

    Nothing is working except revenue collection and ground rent bills.

    Look at our roads, look at streetlights, look at gargage piled just next to our mothers vending at the market.

    Road signs have never been painted. Roads are swept only in the CBD.

    We really need an overhaul.

    Our director engineering needs to wake up. People are being mugged and motorbike riders being attacked on the highway because streetlights are not being repaired. That also is a matter of repairing the timer switch.

  7. Chipata City Council is also a disaster.

    Garbage collection, pot hole mending, streetlights, cleaning of drainages etc.

    They can even repair the road leading to the only Central Hospital

  8. Councils should do the work? Are there people to do the work?lf work is not done ,why are people paid?lf they are paid and do not work what does it mean?

  9. With due respect, Kaiser Zulu shouldn’t masquerade on this forum as on high moral ground when frequently being dragged to courts of law for civil and criminal offences. So we remind you to pay $13,000 you owe Mr Stephen Mulembeta Samuteba. You promised to pay this money within 30 days from 24th March 2022. Likes of you depleted councils of all their means of earning revenue, sold playing parks (Lubinda), bought plots for a song and never paid council workers. We are recovering all stolen assets from thieves, displaced poor Zambians from land due to greed and selfishness of PF cadres.

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