Govt embarks on market construction

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Govt embarks on market construction

Kawambwa, Apr 15/013, ZANIS—————–Government says plans are underway to build modern markets throughout the country.

Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister, John Kufuna, says government is aware of the state of many markets in the country and will soon commence the construction of modern markets.

Mr Kufuna says once built, the markets will go a long way alleviating the suffering that the Zambian people go through in trading places.

ZANIS reports that Mr Kufuna said this in Kawambwa yesterday when he toured infrastructural projects in the district.

Mr Kufuna said it is sad that council infrastructures, which are supposed to be used to generate income, have remained in a deplorable state.

Speaking earlier Kawambwa District Council Secretary, Maseka Njapawu, told the minister that the council has received funds to renovate some of the buildings at council premises.

Mr Njapawu disclosed that works have been done but indicated that a lot still needs to be done if the state of infrastructure at the council is to be improved.

He has since called on government to release the funds for the grants, saying the council has not received any grants since last.

And District Council Chairman, Moses Chongo, appealed to government to consider revising councillors’ allowances.

Mr Chongo said councillors are import in the development process but are not motivated to   given the conditions they work under.