– Three opposition UPND Parliamentarians in Monze district in Southern province have raised KR1.9 million in order to purchase a brand new grader to rehabilitate the poor road infrastructure in the district.
The three Parliamentarians are Bweengwa Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Highvie Hamududu, Monze Central’s Jack Mwiimbu and Vitalis Mooya of Moomba constituency.
Bweengwa Constituency MP Highvie Hamududu disclosed this to ZANIS in an exclusive interview in Lusaka today saying the earth moving machine (grader) would be bought locally at Caterpillar Zambia Limited.
Mr Hamududu said they decided to put the moneys together because government alone cannot manage.
“We the MPs in Monze district have decided to put our heads together and raised K1.9m to buy a grader in order to repair the feeder roads that are in a dilapidated state. The funds were approved by the entire Council because we realize government alone cannot manage to do everything for us,” Mr Hamududu said.
He said the funds were from Constituency Development (CDF) from the three areas respectively and that the entire Monze district council has approved the decision.
Mr Hamududu said the roads in the district leaves much to be desired and to quicken the procurement process, the parliamentarians who are also civic leaders at the Monze district council decided to put their heads together and came up with the move.
He added that a good road network is cardinal to the transportation of produce from the small scale farmers in the district.
Meanwhile, the Bweengwa MP has projected a good harvest from the farmers in Monze district and that he hopes the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) would not disappoint the farmers in paying them their moneys for the maize they will supply to the Agency.