—-Community members in Manyemunyemu area in Katapazi ward under Mukuni’s chiefdom have complained of the deplorable state of the Manyemunyemu-Zimba road.
Siantontola village headman, who spoke on behalf of his fellow community members, said during the rainy season, the road becomes impassable and called for the relevant authorities to immediately work on it.
Herbert Siantontola has also asked the Member of Parliament for Katombola Constituency, Derrick Livune, to lobby for resources from government so that his constituency can develop through good road infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Katombola Member of Parliament Derrick Livune said he is aware of the many challenges that the people of Manyemunyemu area were facing, including the poor status of the Manyemunyemu-Zimba road.
Mr Livune said all government line ministries should be involved so that the communities can appreciate their services.
Speaking to ZANIS in a telephone interview, Mr Livune also mentioned that he was happy that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) has already been disbursed to the local authorities and hoped that the procurement of a grader that was agreed upon by the CDF Committee at Kazungula District Council last year would be realized.
He said once that road equipment is procured, most of the roads in his constituency would be worked on.
Mr Livune also said there is need for government to consider allocating more resources under CDF to the rural constituencies which he said were lagging far much behind on issues of development as compared to urban constituencies.
He gave an example of Livingstone Central Constituency which he said is urban and cannot be compared to Katombola which is too vast and rural but the two were getting an equal share of resources under CDF.