Pemba DC lashes out at opposition critics

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Pemba DC lashes out at opposition critics


Pemba, April 11, ZANIS – Pemba District Commissioner Reginald Mugoba has lashed out at the opposition political parties for claiming that government is doing little to put up the necessary infrastructure in the newly created district.


Mr Mugoba said it is unfair for the opposition to attempt to gain political mileage by peddling falsehoods when government has lined up a comprehensive programme on infrastructural development in the new Pemba district.


He was addressing scores of villagers in Munyona area of Chief Hamaundu in Pemba district when he handed over a new hammer mill from Government to a local women’s club.


Mr Mugoba says government has a clear and well defined road-map onr infrastructural development in the new district, wondering why the opposition is engaging in baseless claims when they have no facts.


He explained that President Michael Sata has not broken his promise for decentralized governance structures and that the granting of district status to Pemba is one such move meant to empower the local people to govern themselves.


The DC pointed out that the district administration has embarked on an aggressive campaign to woo investors to the district to set up facilities such as fuel service stations and banking facilities.


Mr Mugoba assured the jubilant women that the donation of the new hammer is one of the many things they would benefit from the Patriotic Front government which is determined to free vulnerable women from the shackles of poverty.


And a women activist in Pemba, Keziah Munsanje, has described President Michael Sata as the first President to put in place robust programmes aiming at economically empowering women.


Ms Munsanje who is both former Pemba UPND Councillor and Mayor for Choma says none of the opposition parties has demonstrated willingness to improve the status of women.