Chief Mwenewisi appeals for roads

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A traditional  ruler in Mafinga district of Muchinga Province is appealing to the government to speed up the rehabilitation of Kanyala – Malawi road.

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The traditional leader says this is  in order to improve development for the people in the area.

Chief Mwenewisi of the Lambya people in Mafinga district said this when Nakonde district Chiefs affairs officer Elijah Miyemba paid a courtesy on him at his palace.

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The chief said that the deplorable state of Kanyala –  Malawi road has greatly hampered development in his chiefdom.

He explained that people in the area have been finding it difficult to transport their farm produce to big market centers like Nakonde district for sell due to the bad state of the road.

The traditional ruler further said that his subjects are now being forced to sell their crops to the nearby neighboring Malawi Border at low prices as a survival strategy.

He added that his subjects are not enjoying the benefits of subsidized agriculture inputs from government due to the inaccessible road.

Chief Mwenewisi  said  it was for this reason that he is appealing to the government to quickly consider working on the road in order to improve the livelihood of the people in the area.

And Chief Mweniwisi says lack of a secondary school is another big challenge which the people in his chiefdom are facing.

He explained that children from 126 villages in his chiefdom fail to attend secondary education because the nearest is located at Muyombe located over 60 kilo meters away .

But Muchinga province permanent secretary Charles Sipanje says government will construct boarding schools in all the 29 chiefdoms in the province.

Mr. Sipanje told ZANIS in Chinsali that construction of secondary schools in the chiefdoms has since commenced in Mpika, Chama and Nakonde.

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