—Kayambi Catholic Parish Priest Fr, Patrick Kateule, has called on Government to rehabilitate the Kayambi-Nseluka road and other feeder roads which are in deplorable condition.
Fr Kateule made the call when Northern Provincial Minister, Obius Chisala, inspected Kayambi Mission in Mungwi district over the weekend.
Fr Kateule said the road network in Kayambi requires urgent attention by Government as ferrying of patients to Kasama and Mbala General Hospitals has proved to be difficult.
He said the poor road network is grossly affecting the development of the area and rehabilitating of the roads will bring joy to the people.
Fr Kateule added that water is a huge problem in health and education institutions and required attention to avoid outbreaks of diseases.
And nuns at Kayambi Mission also complained of congestion at the railway station when trains arrive, resulting people using to enter through windows which they said posed a danger.
The nuns suggested that more carriages be fitted to trains to reduce congestion and ease mobility of cargo and the travelling public.
The sisters demanded the electrification of the area, especially in health and education institutions by Zesco.
They added that rural health centre needs linen and new beds.
The sisters said they would also wish to watch national programmes on television but are hindered by non-availability of lighting system, adding that the health of the people, especially women and children, is at risk due to poor facilities.
In response Northern Province Minister, Obious Chisala, said the PF Government is committed to deliver quality service to its people and will strive and resolve some of the problems people are facing.
Mr Chisala noted that churches not only cater for spiritual aspects of people but that they are also actively involved in education and health provision to the community.
He urged the church to continue and enhance its approach to point out what is affecting people’s lives aimed at improving their living standards.