Government assures residents of provision of a good road

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Government assures residents of provision of a good road

Chienge, June 1, ZANIS —–Government has assured residents of Chienge district in Luapula province that it will soon start tarring the Nchelenge -Chienge- Lunchinda- Kaputa road.

Luapula Province Minister, Benson Kapaya says government is determined to see to it that construction of the road is started this year.

Brigadier General Kapaya said this when he met pupils and civil servants at Ponde Secondary School in Chienge district yesterday to explain the newly introduced removal of subsidies on maize and fuel.

ZANIS reports that General Kapaya explained that the tender for the construction of the road which is part of the Link Zambia 8,000 will soon be advertised in the national media, after which a Contractor will be selected to start tarring of the road.

The Luapula province minister said apart from the tarring of the road, government has lined up several developmental programmes for Chienge district such as the construction of  seven health posts, a secondary school as well as the recruitment of staff in the education and health sector.

Meanwhile, a teacher in Chienge district has paid tribute to government for removing the subsidies on fuel and maize.

Partrick Chilufya, a teacher at Puta primary school in Chienge said subsidies limit the development potential of citizens in that it leads to too much dependence on government.

Mr Chilufya said it is only through the removal of subsidies that Zambia can be economically independent.

Mr Chilufya has however called on government to ensure that the funds that will be gained from the removal of the subsidies are put to good use.