Govt says infrastructural development in new district is cardinal

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Peter Kasanda, says infrastructural development in the new created district is essential to improve the lives of people and civil servants.

Addressing government heads of departments in Sinazongwe district, Mr Kasanda said the PF government made a social contract with people to improve the road network, health, education, livestock, and the manufacturing industry in line with the party manifesto.

Mr Kasanda noted that the answer for job creation will be addressed through the creation of new districts that have now reached 28.

He noted that all Zambians, regardless of their positions, are entitled to a better life.

“It is a social contract between government and the people as President Michael Sata made a promise in the party manifesto to improve the road system and the social services,” Mr Kasanda said.

Sinazongwe District Council Secretary, Oliver Muuka said it is unprecedented to have a Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet visiting the district to familiarize himself with the challenges that the district was facing.

Mr Muuka also noted that Sinazongwe district has challenges of poor roadwork as the road leading to the district administration offices is in a deplorable situation.

He, however, disclosed that the district has a lot of tourism potential as it has 30 Islands on Lake Kariba and the setting up of irrigation schemes can improve the lives of rural communities.

However, Sinazongwe District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Mukalwindi Siatwiinda, bemoaned the lack of staff houses at Sikalamba, Kaluli, Sianzovu, Siawaza, and Matambo Primary Schools as most teachers are renting makeshift houses.

Ms Siatwinda pointed out that Sinazongwe has only one high school and the Malik Construction Company building the second Day High School has delayed in completing the school, a situation which will result in the failure to deliver quality education.

“The construction of the Sinazongwe Day High School is a thorn in the flesh for my pupils in Sinazongwe district,” Ms Siatwinda noted.

Sinazongwe District Administrative Officer (DAO), Sokoluku Daka, told the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet that the entire fleet of vehicles for the Ministry of Health has been grounded as result of bad roads.

Mr Kasanda, together with Permanent Secretary for Parliamentary Business, Simon Miti, Permanent Secretary for Policy Analysis and Coordination, Bernard Kampasa, and Southern Province Secretary, Chileshe Mulenga, are touring the province to get the challenges that districts are facing.


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