Katombola Member of Parliament Derrick Livune has called on civil servants in Kazungula district to take advantage of the allocation of plots by the council and build houses for themselves.
Mr. Livune said government alone cannot manage to build housing units which can accommodate all government workers in the district.
He said most civil servants that are working in Kazungula were given plots by the Kazungula district council so that they can start building houses for themselves.
Mr. Livune said government was however ready to build only few houses using money from this year’s budget in the district.
He has also encouraged private developers to come on board and build houses to address the current shortage of housing units in Kazungula district.
Government workers in Kazungula district have complained of lack of accommodation in the area, the situation that has forced most of them to commute from Livingstone district every day.
Meanwhile, Mr. Livune has disclosed that government plans to construct a Secondary school in Makunka area in Sekute ward this year.
He said the money for the project was already available but said he was not able to disclose the amount involved.
He was also quick to mention that the Kazungula Secondary School, which is still under construction, will soon be opened.
And Mr. Livune disclosed that government will work on some of the roads in the district noting that one of them is Makunka-Nyawa road which will be graded to connect Nyawa-Zimba road.
He added that the Road Development Agency (RDA) will work on Senkobo-Makunka road when the rain season is over.