Sata’s contribution to local government praised
Serenje, November 7, 2014, ZANIS……Serenje District Council Secretary Kennedy Kazanda says late President Michael Sata’s contribution to the local government system in the country will remain indelible in the minds of many Zambians.
In an interview with ZANIS today, Mr Kazanda said President Sata who died in a London hospital Last week on Tuesday contributed greatly to local government in the short period he ruled the country.
Mr Kazanda explained that the late Mr Sata immensely understood the local government system hence his contribution to the sector.
“We as a council received the news of his demise with profound shock and sorrow. He is a man who has made a lot of contributions in local government. His contributions will remain indelible in the minds of the people”, Mr Kazanda said.
He said the late president considered councils as an integral part of decentralization as seen by his creation of new districts around the country
The Council Secretary also said during his rule, President Sata made a bold decision that saw Council workers in category one to three put on the Ministry of Finance payroll thereby helping councils channel the money it was supposed to pay the workers to service delivery.
Furthermore, Mr Kazanda said under the late president who will be buried on Tuesday next week all the constituencies in the country have been receiving the constituency Development Fund (CDF) on time.
“This is something that never used to happen with the other former governments. He was a great man indeed”, Mr kazanda observed.
He urged public service officers to emulate the late president’s spirit of hard work in order to develop the country.
He also appealed to Zambians to be united and mourn the late President in peace because he was a great leader not only in Zambia but in the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.