Government has released (K185 million) KR185,000 re-based to rehabilitate the Sichikwenkwe bridge that links the township to Kalomo Boma.
District commissioner, Omar Munsaje disclosed the release of the funds to ZANIS in Kalomo saying the rehabilitation works of the bridge are to be undertaken immediately through the Road Development Agency (RDA).
Mr. Musanje said this comes after an outcry from motorists and the general public over the dilapidated state of the bridge.
He thanked Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit under the office of the vice president for responding positively to the matter.
He said a bill of quality has so far been drawn to address the issue.
Meanwhile, Chief Simwatachela of the Tonga speaking people of Kalomo has thanked President Michael Stata for awarding his chiefdom and the entire Mapatizya constituency district status (Zimba district)
In a letter addressed to the Head of State and copied to both the local district and provincial administration in Southern province, the Traditional Leader stated that he was proud and delighted with the unfailing efforts by the president to take development closer to the people as opposed to the old system of governance.
“I want to thank you for awarding Mapatizya constituency a district status in the name of Zimba district covering the whole of my chiefdom, As a chief I have without reservation , accepted this Zimba district and I have given out vast area of my land on which the required infrastructure for the new Boma will be located. The actual area will be known after the surveyors have done their works,” part of the chief’s letter read in part.
And a cross section of society interviewed by ZANIS said they preferred the administrative centre for Zimba district to be in Kabanga area in an effort to bring development to remote areas as opposed to put it at Zimba sub centre along the Kalomo- Livingstone road.
Of late, speculations over the administrative new Zimba administration block has attracted protracted decision by stakeholders on where the Boma should be located.