Government says it will this year start the construction of the Sesheke-Shang’ombo road under the Link Zambia 8, 000 road project to enhance communication and link the district to others in the western province and to neighboring Angola.
And government says it is working out cheaper ways of creating accommodation in Shang’ombo district to curb the housing and office space deficit that civil servants in the area are currently experiencing.
Information and Broadcasting deputy Minister Poniso Njeulu reiterated government’s commitment to fostering development in rural areas through the creation and implementation of sustainable development projects across the country.
Mr. Njeulu who is also United Party for National Development (UPND) Sinjembele area Member of Parliament said this when he held meetings with civil servants in Shang’ombo district today to appreciate challenges they were currently facing.
He noted that his ministerial appointment by President Michael Sata will help enhance development as it will create a direct link between the people in the district and government in spearheading economic growth in the district.
Mr. Njeulu stated that most rural parts of the country are underdeveloped therefore the need for opposition MPs to work closely with the government of the day.
The Information deputy minister also disclosed that government under the Ministry of Education in the 2013/2014 strategic plan has put plans in place to construct the first ever high school in the district.
Mr. Njeule further assured civil servants in the district that government will spare no effort to ensure it addresses both the housing and office space crisis.
And a representative of the civil servants Mushe Nasilele thanked President Sata for appointing the opposition Sinjembele legislator as deputy minister saying the move will help bring development in the district.
Mr. Nasilele said the appointment of Mr. Njeulu will help foster the implementation of developmental projects in the district and thereby impacting positively on people’s living conditions.
He also outlined various challenges the district was facing such as high youth unemployment, inadequate housing, lack of high and tertiary education facilities, drug shortages at the district hospital among many others.
The meeting was attended by Shang’ombo district commissioner Martin Mwauluka, Sioma DC Mutomena Mubiana and heads of government departments in the district.