Chief Mukubwe of the Lenje speaking people Of Ngabwe District has given government a total of 11,587 hectares of land for the construction of the district administration and other government departments.
The traditional leader said there was need for chiefs to partner with government to help deliver development to the people in the newly created districts.
He said this during the signing ceremony of the Ngabwe District township boundary maps.
Chief Mukubwe said he was happy with the rate at which government was delivering its promises to the people of his area.
“The Vice President Guy Scott visited my palace in May 2013 and among the things I asked for was the creation of a district, construction of a network tower and rehabilitation of the road, on 13th May the late President Michael Sata declared the two chiefdom’s into a district, it shows how much importance this government attaches to our people,” he said.
The Chief appealed to government to consider building a Police station among the first structure to be built to help reduce the incidences of crime in the area.
And Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwige Mutale said the signing of the boundary maps will facilitate the beginning of construction works in the district.
Ms Mutale said the contractor reported two months ago but could not start the works because the layout plans had not yet been done.
“Now that the maps have been signed, we expect that the contractor will immediately move on site and start work,” she said.
She said this would bring a number of benefits to the people of Ngabwe as a number of developmental programs will be initiated.
The Permanent Secretary also bemoaned the high levels of violent incidences in the district which she attributed to the long distance to the nearest Police Station.
Meanwhile, Ngabwe District Commissioner Melody Phiri and the area Member Parliament Eddie Musonda both expressed happiness with the signing of the boundary maps.
The District Commissioner said the ceremony signified the beginning of the long awaited development of the district.
Kapiri-Mposhi Member of Parliament Eddie Musonda said the district will now see a district hospital being constructed and other structures coming up.