Chief Kang’ombe of the Nkoya people of Kabompo district has appealed to President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front (PF) government to seriously consider establishing a university in North-Western Province.
Chief Kang’ombe claimed that the province has the least number of educated people in the country noting that this situation has hampered social and economic development of the area.
He told ZANIS in an interview in Kabompo recently that the people of North-Western Province need a university for them to access higher education that would enable them participate in the country’s development agenda.
The traditional leader said an educated citizenry was critical in fostering social and economic development of a nation.
He said it was imperative therefore that government should come up with a deliberate policy of setting up universities in all provinces of the country.
Chief Kang’ombe said this was the only way that government can maximize the potential that citizens have for national development.
The traditional leader also appealed to government to encourage farmers to grow cash crops in order to promote food security in the country.
He said the Nkoya people were solidly behind the Patriotic Front government because it has scored a number of milestones since it ascended to power a year and half ago.
Chief Kang’ombe has since appealed to Zambians to support the government of the day and work with it in order for it to achieve its goals.