Sinjembela United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament Poniso Njeulu has implored the people of Shan’gombo district to remain focused on developmental activities being fostered in the district despite their political affiliations.
Speaking yesterday when he addressed a mammoth rally at Shang’ombo Civic Centre, Mr. Njeulu, who is also Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, said the district was one of the least developed areas in the country.
He explained to the people of Shan’gombo that the under development in the area prompted him to accept the ministerial position so as to create direct access to government.
He thanked President Michael Sata for presenting him with an opportunity to work closely with government adding that this was the only way he could foster development.
Mr. Njeulu said he would now be overseeing district development projects as a Member of Parliament and to implement them using his other portfolio.
He has since dedicated his appointment as Deputy Minister of Information to the people of Shan’gombo who have shown unwavering support by welcoming his ministerial portfolio.
He has also called on the people to support government projects by embracing them regardless of their political affiliations.
Mr. Njeulu said his appointment shows President Sata’s value for an inclusive government hence the need for people of Shang’ombo to work with the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
He has however assured his electorates that he would remain a UPND member and said there was no need to create anxiety among the people as there would be no by election
Meanwhile, Mr. Njeulu told the rally that he would soon announce the official opening of the newly built Post Office in the area.
He said government has engaged Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) to put up an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at the Post Office to help civil servants access their salaries from the district.
Currently, civil servants have to travel from Shang’ombo to Senanga to access banking services.
And speaking on behalf of the people gathered at the rally, Brian Pumulo thanked the President for recognising a true son of the district to help advance economic development to the area.
Mr. Pumulo has since pledged that people in the area would support government in all development activities.