—Roan member of Parliament, Chishimba Kambwili, has called on civil servants to take keen interests in amplifying development projects government was undertaking under the leadership of President Michael Sata.
Mr Kambwili said President Sata was a man of the people and concerned with the welfare of all Zambians as evidenced by a number of development projects such as the construction and upgrading of hospitals and roads in various parts of the country.
Speaking in Luanshya when he toured development projects in his constituency, Mr Kambwili observed that government was putting up good projects but that civil servants were not doing enough to sensitize and deliver correct information to the community about the projects.
The Roan MP, who is also Minister of Youth and Sport, inspected works at Section 25 clinic, which is being upgraded to a district hospital at a cost K1.5 million using constituency development funds.
He disclosed that the clinic will be completed in December, this year and once complete will cater for a population of over 70 000.
He added that the hospital will help in decongesting Roan Antelope General Hospital which was currently burdened with the large catchment area.
Mr Kambwili, who was happy with the work covered so far, noted that the hospital was expected to be completed by the end of this month and will be commissioned in December this year.
He explained that the CDF funded project was started in 2012 and includes a bed capacity of 120, six wards, an out-patients’ wing, a laboratory and a mortuary, which will enable the hospital to stand alone.
The hospital will carter for people from Mpatamato, Kawama, Kasununu, Chisokone Muvahill and Chendamaunga among other settlement areas bordering Luanshya with Masaiti and Mpongwe districts.
Meanwhile, the construction of UNDP funded ART clinic at Section 27 clinic has reached an advanced stage and will be completed next week and be operation by the end of next month.