Chief Pembamoyo thanks govt for giving Vubwi a district status
Vubwi, March 20, 2013, ZANIS — Chief Pembamoyo of the Chewa people in newly created Vubwi district has hailed government for declaring Vubwi as a district.
The traditional leader said the move was already yielding fruits evidenced by tangible developmental projects being seen in the area.
The Traditional ruler, who spoke through his brother Thomas Mwale , stated that the works on the Chipata -Vubwi road by Rural Roads Unit was one of the significant pointers of Vubwi becoming a district.
“ This is another good example on how committed the Patriotic Front government was to uplift people’s lives regardless of locality, “ he said.
ZANIS reports that Chief Pembamoyo said this when Eastern province Permanent Secretary, Bert Mushala paid a courtesy call on him yesterday.
He said that the sending of a District Commissioner to the area has cheered the community as it has lightened communication between government and the community.
The traditional leader said people in the area had to travel to Chadiza via Chipata district for their various concerns to be heard.
Chief Pembamoyo said his subjects are happy with the crop market depot which had been up graded from a satellite depot for maize marketing adding that people in the area would be able to access crop market closer to them.
The chief however bemoaned lack of access to assistance by the physically challenged and the old through Social welfare department.
The chief also complained of shortage of teachers at the 19 Basic Schools in the only chiefdom of the district.
The chief said even the school which was closer to his palace, Malaya Basic school had a population of 197 pupils with classes from grade one to seven only had two teachers.
And Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala says government was committed to work with traditional leaders to improve people’s lives.
Mr Mushala said government was in the process of putting up offices to accommodate workers from different departments to spearhead development in the area.
The permanent secretary said it was the wish of government to take development to all areas especially in the rural areas with the corporation from the traditional leaders.
“Over 5000 teachers will be employed this year to increase staffing levels in schools,” he added.
He stated that government is in the process to phase out basic schools to have primary and secondary school with a view to improve the standards in the educational sector.
The PS has since urged the traditional ruler to sensitize parents on the need to send children to school and avoid encouraging them to engage into early marriages.
Mr. Mushala was in Vubwi to acquaint himself with the challenges being experienced by the newly created district.