——Senior Chief Bright Nalubamba of the Ila people of Namwala District has hailed government for efforts to electrify his chiefdom which has not been electrified for so many years.
In an interview with ZANIS Namwala, Chief Nalubamba said that a high powered delegation of officials from the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) visited his chiefdom to do an assessment of electrifying his chiefdom which has not been electrified since independence.
The Chief said the gesture is a plus on the part of government and needs to be supported by every progressive Zambian.
He thanked the Patriotic Front Government for showing commitment o electrify his chiefdom and other rural parts of the country which have not been electrified.
Chief Nalubamba cited the places to be electrified as Simanje School, Katowa School and health post, Nakabomba school, Nakamboma health post, Chiefs village cottage, Nalutanda school, Nalutanda Clinic, Moombo school clinic, Moomba health post and other schools and health post in his chiefdom.
And Chief Nalubamba also expressed that government has started showing signs to tar the Niko-Monza road.
He said that a team of bidders and Road Development Agency (RDA) some two weeks ago toured the road to access it before choosing the bidder to do the road.
He said he is happy that things are beginning to happen in terms of development of the district and that the tarring of the road will improve trade in the district.
By press time efforts to get a comment from RDA officials failed as their phones were switched off.
Meanwhile Chief Nalubamba said Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like World Vision (WVI) and Water Aid are complimenting government’s efforts in areas of water and sanitation in his chiefdom.
He said that World Vision and Water Aid had plans to sink a borehole in each village of his chiefdom and that this will help improve access to water and other interventions.