—- Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary, Emeldah Chola, says Lusaka Province has recorded a few isolated cases of cholera and water borne diseases during the period 2012/2013.
Brig Gen Chola said this in Lusaka today when she opened the Provincial Development Coordination Committee Meeting (PDCC).
She noted that Lusaka Province had been experiencing perennial problems of cholera and water borne diseases which even claimed lives.
She, however, appealed to all heads of government departments to come up with plans aimed at improving the lives of the poor in the province.
Brig Gen Chola said pro-poor programmes help in the alleviation of poverty and promote growth in economic diversity.
She said the Rural Roads Unit (RRU) is one of such departments that help in poverty alleviation by grading of roads which help farmers in the movement of their agro produce.
Brig Gen Chola further urged the RRU to regularly maintain the roads that they work on in order to increase their lifespan.
She said she is happy to note that Lusaka has greatly benefitted from the link Zambia 8000 Project, one of it being the tarring of the Luangwa D145Road.
Brig Gen Chola said this will help in bringing development in the area, boost the tourism industry and help in the creation of employment to the locals.
She said the opening up of the Bottom Road in Chirundu, which is now a district in Lusaka Province will also ease movement of the people in the area.