-Kawambwa Central and Pambashe Members of Parliament (MPs) in Luapula province Roland Chitotela and Nixon Chilangwa have revealed plans to tar the 258km Kawambwa-Luwingu beginning next month.
Speaking together in Kawambwa district when they paid a courtesy call on Senior Chief Mushota of the Chishinga people at his palace today, the two parliamentarians said a contractor has already been found and will be on site by April to begin the construction of the road at a cost of over KR250 million.
Mr Chitotela and Mr Chilangwa told the chief that they chose a contractor with no prior contract in the province so as to ensure that they committed themselves to the work fully.
The MPs who are also deputy ministers of Home affairs and Labour and Social Security respectively revealed that the Patriotic Front government had a heart for the people of Luapula and was working vigorously to secure development in the area.
And Senior Chief Mushota has pledged to support the government of the day in fostering development for his people.
Chief Mushota however cautioned that development should not be in his palace through vehicles but should instead benefit his subjects through the provision of schools, hospitals, roads, and farming equipment.
He advised leaders in his area to continue working together saying it was through cooperation that they will be able to effectively improve the living standards of people in the province.
The Chief expressed happiness to see the two MPs in his area partnering for the common goal of uplifting the lives of people of Kawambwa.