President Hakainde Hichilema has directed relevant authorities to accelerate the completion of works to upgrade the Kasama Airport runway.
Mr Hichilema said it is unacceptable that the Airport runway which is a key infrastructure to improve economic status has remained unfinished for a long time.
He said the government is also aware of the need to improve key economic infrastructures such as Kasaba Bay and Mpulungu Harbor.
“We can’t have Kasama Airport like that, it is not acceptable and we have to get the job done,” President Hichilema said.
He said the government plans to unlock the potential in the Northern Region by upgrading critical infrastructure.
President Hichilema said this in Kasama during a fundraising luncheon organized by the United Party for National Development (UPND).
And in a related development, Mr. Hichilema appealed to traditional leaders to partner with the government in ensuring that projects under the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) are executed by contractors within their locality.
Mr Hichilema called on chiefs to take a keen interest in the implementation of CDF projects for the benefit of local people.
He cautioned that government will not allow local authorities to engage contractors from outside any given constituency.
“Money coming through CDF should be spent within the locality and our royal highnesses should help us by reporting contracts being undertaken by those from other towns,” President Hichilema said
Earlier, UPND Secretary General Batuke Imenda reiterated that the ruling party wants to raise its own funds for operations and will not use government coffers.
Mr Imenda hailed President Hichilema for spearheading the fundraising idea for the party long before forming the government.
He said fundraising ventures will be held in all the ten provinces of the country.
Well done Mr President for your tireless effort of uniting the nation by attending all significant traditional ceremonies across the country. Thank you also for your vision of distributing the wealth of the nations equitably and directly to the people on the ground. This indeed is how “more money in your pockets” should be implemented. Not by selfish and corrupt leaders and cadres in Lusaka grabbing all the contracts, some even without visiting project sites, but they still get paid in full, pocketing the money and building lavish mansions in Lusaka. This is why we are USD17 billion in debt but we still cannot point at or see significant development across the country. CDF is a game changer, as it directly goes to the people. Well done sir. I give you a score of 80% (A) for your first…
Well done sir. I give you a score of 80% (A) for your first year in office. When you unlock access to CDF, the score will even increase to 95% (A+). Good luck!!
Is not this call supposed to be made at Cabinet meeting with your ministers?
Acting like he is in opposition. All he needs to do is summon these guys to State House and directly issue an ultimatum to them: finish this runway project in two, three months.
Add on top of that the phrase or heads will roll. But he comes to join a crowd and crying with them “when are they gonna complete our runway. Owe mwebantu twachula ifwe”
He stayed in opposition for a long time. It’s now dawning to him that infrastructure development or repairs are extremely expensive. Repairing a section of Chambeshi bridge alone attracts a hooping US$1.9million. In opposition he would say there were cuts and deals and figures were manipulated.
He borrows to pay salaries, his predecessors borrowed for the infrastructure he sees with his very eyes.
I have been waiting. No one has been convicted for corruption yet. I want to see ’em corrupt PF thieves rot in jail. We ain’t got one in there yet mr muntu.
Lip service as usual and self praise til 2026.
That is easier to say but when there is no funds its another matter…how many orders was Lazy Lungu barking knowing too well there was no funds in coffers
He is the biggest f00l in the village of f00Is
Ur the chief of fools kz
Iwe chief PF thug of Misisi slums KZ respect our Zambian head of state his excellency Bwana Mtukufu Hakainde Hichilema, the choice of the Zambian people..
Hello hater. Am drinking and vert drunk. I love you chicarla
Indeed well done mr president. we are actually seing the fruits and value of voting and putting you in office. plz keep it up and we hope all those identified to have stollen public resource and beneficriarîes like kaizer shall be systematically made to pay back. if you train teach your followers how to steal, one day even your pants shall be stollen by them
Indeed well done mr president. we are actually seing the fruits and value of voting and putting you in office. plz keep it up and we hope all those identified to have stollen public resource and beneficriarîes like kaizer shall be systematically made to pay back. if you train teach your followers how to steal, one day even your pants shall be stollen by them lii kaizer a trained foolish thief. he is now boasting of drinking brobably after breaking into ECL ‘s house stealing and selling very expensive tv sets.our hh is bessy teaching us to keep away from all forms of corruption, stealing, abuse etc but to remain forecast credible personal and national development
Please buy this man some casual clothes, a demin jeans, checked shirt …you can not be going everywhere with the same suit even in rural Kasama
Ur the chief of fools kz
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