Slow pace of development worries Chieftainess Mboanjikana
Kalabo, April 14, ZANIS ——– Chieftainess Mboanjikana of Kalabo district in Western province has bemoaned the slow pace of development taking place in her chiefdom.
The traditional leader said she was not happy with the manner in which the people charged with the responsibility of delivering development are carrying their duties in the area.
Chieftainess Mboanjikana cited the construction of Libonda High School and the communication pylon of Airtel which are within the royal village as some of the infrastructures that the local community is yawning to utilize but the facilities have not reached the required standard to offer their services.
The traditional leader said she is wondering what the problem could be as Airtel has its gadgets fitted on the tower but the network is still very poor compared to MTN.
The Chieftainess Mboanjikana also wondered how long the school construction will take considering that it is the only high school within vicinity to serve the community around as Kalabo Secondary school is far away.
The traditional leader outlined other challenges the royal establishment was faced with and among them was the stalled construction of (the Mukena) her traditional house which she said has been at slab level for some time now.
Chietainess Mboanjikana who commended African Parks for the construction of a wall fence to replace the traditional reed court yard for her palace which required maintenance from time to time said the traditional authority needed some more assistance from government and well wishers to carry out rehabilitation works on the traditional court as well as repairs on the royal barge (the traditional boat).
She further said her establishment was financially incapacitated to undertake the maintenance of the infrastructures especially the traditional court building which was constructed in the colonial days which she said is in a deplorable state and requires urgent attention.
The traditional leader outlined all her chiefdoms’ challenges to the visiting Deputy Minister of Sports Chinga Miyutu who paid a courtesy call on her recently.
Mr Miyutu who is also Kalabo central Member of Parliament visited the Libonda palace in the company of Kalabo District Commissioner Irene Mate and other government officials.
And Mr Miyutu said he will do his best to help source for assistance and share his observations with his fellow parliamentarians in the area.
He also promised to take some of the royal establishment’s challenges to government and other well wishers.
The Deputy Minister further told Chieftaness Mboanjikana that he felt compelled to visit her to pay homage and get the blessings befitting a child who respects tradition and culture.
Earlier, Mr Miyutu and his entourage held talks with Libonda Royal Establishment Indunas in the traditional court where the traditional leaders presented before him their operational challenges.
The Indunas who were headed by Induna Mbandinwa also took advantage of the Kalabo parliamentarian as they showed him around some of the challenges being talked about.
Mr Miyutu and his entourage were shown the dilapidated court building which the royal establishment enlisted for rehabilitation among others.