Barotse Agreement being addressed by bringing development – Chilangwa

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—-Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Nickson Chilangwa, says the Patriotic Front (PF) government is addressing issues surrounding the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 by bringing development to Western Province.


Mr Chilangwa says issues raised by the people of Western Province cannot be ignored hence the move by the PF government to ensure that tangible development is brought to the area as quickly as possible.


He said President Michael Sata recently created 30 new districts in the country out of which nine (09) were brought in the province, an indication that government is committed to improve the status of the Western Province.


Mr Chilangwa said the creation of the new districts is the right channel to fostering development as well as creating jobs in the country.


The Deputy Minister, who is currently on a familiarisation tour of Western Province, was speaking in Mongu yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Provincial Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba, at his office.


And Mr Mwamba said the provincial administration currently has a cordial relationship with the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE), saying tremendous progress has since been achieved in the nine districts created in the province.


Mr Mwamba said so far, nine District Commissioners have been employed and have already reported in their respective districts, adding that government will soon begin recruiting support staff for the districts.