Govt calls for statistics on landmine victims

antipersonal mine ,Angola

—–Government has called on landmine victims in Chivula area of Sesheke to avail themselves to the state.

National Committee on Anti Personnel Landmine, Gabriel Namulambe, made the plea when he addressed a gathering at Chivula Basic School in Sesheke district in Western province.

Mr Namulambe said government wants to come to the aid of the landmine victims by assisting them with artificial limbs.

He counselled the local people to encourage landmine victims to openly report themselves to the government so that they get assistance.

Mr Namulambe observed that some landmine victims have a tendency of hiding from receiving government help.

He said government wants to assist them so that their life is made easier.

Meanwhile, Government says President Michael Sata is determined to take development to remote places of the country.

Mr Minister, Namulambe who is also Foreign Affairs Deputy, says President Sata is interested in seeing the plight of local people in rural areas lifted.

Mr Namulambe appealed to Chivula residents to cooperate with government in bringing development to the area.

And Information Deputy Minister, Poniso Njeulu, says the PF government has started delivering development in the out most parts of Sesheke.

Mr Njeulu cited the construction of a bord post in Imusho between Zambia and Namibia as part of development initiated in the area.

He recalled that in the past people used to spend four nights just to go and collect a border pass from Katimamulilo border and enter into Angola.

He disclosed that government has a plan to develop the road network country wide through the link Zambia programme.