Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CSAWUZ) President David Chiyobe has commended the Patriotic Front (PF) government for the 8,000km link Zambia road project and also for finishing tarring the controversial Mutanda – Chavuma road of North Western Province.
Mr. Chiyobe made the recommendations when he addressed workers at a colourful Labour Day celebrations in Kabompo today.
Mr. Chiyobe said North Western Province would be benefit greatly from the road project especially when the Kabompo – Mwinilunga road and the Kabompo – Lukulu roads are also tarred.
He said the speedy the completion of the controversial Mtanda – Chavuma road by the PF government has made lives of public c workers in Mufumbwe, Kabompo, Chavuma and Zambezi districts better nowadays because they are now able to travel within hours from Chavuma to Solwezi unlike in the past when it used to take them two weeks.
Mr. Chiyobe however appealed to government to quickly develop the planned Chikata Falls Hydro Power Station near Kabompo and also link Kabompo, Zambezi and Chavuma districts to the national grid in order to attract huge investment to the rich districts which have abundant natural resources including oil and gas depots.
Speaking at the same occasion, a representative from Zambia Federation of Employers, Mushanyi Kapusana, called for improved corporation between business and educational institutions in order to find a mechanism for effective curricular that will enhance productivity and increase job opportunities in Zambia.
Mr. Kapusana lamented that the majority of the youth in Zambia were unemployed because they lacked skills for them to be absorbed in the minds and other industries in the country.
He went on to say that it was important that government through the Private Public Partnership initiative create a mechanism that make business and education institutions come up with an effective curricula which will provide skills suitable for the Zambian economy to produce more employment opportunities and provide more into people’s pockets.
And District Commissioner Davis Kanyakula said that government will this year tarmac a five kilometre road stretch of the Kabompo township to improve lives of workers in the district.
He also said that government will also connect the district to the national grid and also put up a solar power plant in order to do away with the ZESCO diesel power plant and power load shedding in the township.