Muchinga headed for massive investment
Nakonde, May 25, 2013, ZANIS…Muchinga Province Minister Colonel Gerry
Chanda says Government is determined to ensure that it transforms
Muchinga Province into an economically viable region.
Col. Chanda said this when he paid a courtesy call on Nakonde District
Commissioner James Singoyi at his office yesterday during his
familiarization tour of the province.
Col. Chanda said PF Government wants to take development to all parts
of the country saying it is vital to the improvement of
“PF Government wants to leave behind a legacy of having taken massive
development to all the ten provinces in Zambia,” said Col Chanda.
He added that the vision of the PF Government is to create massive
development that will be appreciated by everyone in the country.
He said the PF Government does not want to be a stereo type Government
like the previous regime the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD)
that is why it has embarked on harmonizing the imbalances.
Speaking earlier, Nakonde DC Singoyi said the district
has numerous activities taking place in terms of commerce and trade
between Zambia and neighbouring Tanzania.
Mr. Singoyi however observed the trade imbalance between the two
countries adding that it is more concentrated on the Tanzanian
The DC told the provincial minister that the declaration of Nakonde as
a multi-facility economic zone will address some the economic
challenges faced by the people in the area.
And Chieftainess Nawaitwika of the Namwanga people of Nakonde district
has expressed gratitude at the positive development the PF Government
is implementing in the area.
Chieftainess Nawaitwika told Muchinga Province Minister Col. Gerry
Chanda when he paid a courtesy call on her at her palace that the
people of Nakonde are happy with the Government of President Michael
She further explained that the massive infrastructure development that
the PF Government has embarked on country-wide is a testimony that
this Government is committed to improving the livelihood of people in
the country more especially in rural areas.
The traditional ruler added that president Sata has lived up to his
campaign promises by taking development as close to the people as
possible since he ascended to power.
Chieftainess Nawaitwika has however, reminded the Government that
people in the area are still waiting to see a secondary school
constructed near her palace.
Chieftainess Nawaitwika said vice president Guy Scott promised the
people of Nawaitwika in 2011 when he visited the area that his
Government was going to finish the construction of Waitwika secondary
Construction of Waitwika secondary school started in 2010 under the
MMD Government but has stalled.
She said that both president Levy Mwanawasa and president Rupiah Banda promised her
that they were going to construct a secondary school at her palace.
But Col. Chanda who was accompanied by Nakonde district commissioner
James Singoyi and some heads of Government departments promised to
remind the vice president on the promise he made saying the Government
is committed to ensuring that construction of the Waitwika secondary
school is done.
Col. Chanda is on a familiarization tour of Muchinga Province
following his transfer from Northern Province in March.
The provincial minister is also taking time to visit developmental
projects as well as explaining to the people why the Government has
decided to remove subsidies on fuel and maize.