Govt urged to recognise chiefs Kasoma Bangweulu, Mulakwa
Samfya Apr 17/13, ZANIS————Samfya District Commissioner, Royd Chakaba, has appealed to government recognise chiefs Kasoma Bangweulu and Mulakwa of Samfya District.
Mr Chakaba says it has taken over two years since the chiefs took over, adding that there is need to recognise the two chiefs if development in the district is to be enhanced.
He says chiefs are important players in the development of the district and that Samfya Council needs more land for developmental projects from the traditional leaders but it cannot acquire the land because the chiefs are not yet recognised to give authority to the land.
ZANIS reports that the District Commissioner made the appeal when Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister, John Kufuna, paid a courtesy on him yesterday.
Mr Chakaba told Mr Kufuna that the people of Samfya are working hard to develop the district and commended the Local Government Service Commissioner for transferring some of the workers in the district, adding that the move has brought harmony among the workers.
He, however, observed that there is need to look into the Public Procurement Act which he said is delaying development in the district.
The DC noted that projects whose funds have been allocated are stalled because of the bureaucracy that is in the Public Procurement Act.
And Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister, John Kufuna, disclosed that government has given Samfya district 10 kilometres for the upgrading of township roads to bituminous level.
Mr Kufuna also disclosed that another 15 kilometres of the roads in the district will be done under the Pave Zambia roads projects.
The deputy minister is Luapula province to check on infrastructural development under his ministry and has so far toured Kawambwa, Mwansabombwe, Mansa, and Samfya.