Central Province Minister Davis Chisopa has assured the people of Ngabwe district that government will soon embark on tarring the Ngabwe-Kabwe road.
The Minister said the road will be worked on in phase two of the link Zambia 8000 to help ease movement of people and goods in the newly created district.
Mr Chisopa said this when he visited Ngabwe district following reports that the pontoon which residents use to cross the Kafue river was carried away by a strong water current.
The pontoon has since been brought back to where it operates from and ESCO has replaced the ropes which were cut during the heavy current.
He said government will continue to ensure that development is taken to all parts of the country including newly created districts.
The Minister also took time to visit Chief Mukubwe who expressed happiness on the appointment of the new minister.
Chief Mukubwe informed the Minister that he had land wrangles with Chief Mwinuna of the Copperbelt.
“We have a number challenges among them is the land wrangle between me and Chief Mwinuna from the copperbelt who has a privilege of having his palace built by government, the problem is that the place where they want to construct the palace is in my Chiefdom,”Chief Mukubwe said.
But Central Province Minister Davis Chisopa assured the traditional leader that government will address the land wrangles.
“We will sort out all the land wrangles, I will contact my copperbelt colleague so that they can find an alternative place for the construction Chief Mwinuna’s palace,” Chisopa said.
And Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament Eddie Musonda thanked the Provincial Minister for his quick response to address the issue of the pontoon.
Meanwhile Ngabwe District Commissioner Melody Phiri said she was happy that the minister had visited her district.
She said the Ngabwe had a number of challenges which she hoped the minister will help address.