Chadiza DC challenges civil servants
Chadiza, June 10, 2013, ZANIS…………Chadiza district commissioner Paul
Phiri has challenged civil servants in the area to take a leading role
in sensitizing the local community on the importance of government’s
decision to remove subsidies on maize and fuel.
Mr. Phiri told ZANIS in an interview that the local community in
Chadiza has not been sensitized on the removal of subsidies.
Mr Phiri it was for this reason that civil servants should take it upon themselves
to sensitize the community at every opportunity about the benefits of the removal of subsidies.
Mr. Phiri said civil servants must try by all means to explain to the
community that monies that would be served after the removal of
subsidies would be channeled to the construction and rehabilitation of
infrastructure such as roads, schools, hospitals and clinics.
He urged the government workers to take advantage of the fourth coming
district agricultural show to sensitize the people on the importance
of the removal of subsidies.
The district commissioner said he will personally utilize every opportunity including
social gatherings to improve the understanding of the people on government’s decision to remove
the two subsidies which never benefitted the poor people.
He said even if the local community lacked sensitization in the area
the outcry is not as much because people were seeing practical developmental
examples such as the construction of the Sinalo- Nsadzu road that government has
commenced in the area.
Mr. Phiri said another practical example was the upgrading of the major roads linking the area including
the Chadiza- Chipata, Chadiza – Katete, Chadiza – Vubwi and Chadiza- Chanida road into
bituminous standard by Chinese Expertise Company which has already mobilized equipment and will
soon be on site to start the works.
Government announced the removal of subsidies on fuel and
maize last month in order to channel the resources to capital
projects such as roads, hospitals, schools and clinics.