–The newly Chilanga District Council (CDC) in Lusaka Province is poised for economic development.
This follows government’s commitment to support the constructing of a modern Civic Centre, markets, roads and infrastructure, among others.
And rehabilitation of the Chilanga District Council (CDC) Civic Centre and other office block is nearing completion while Lafarge Cement (Z) has released over 5 hectares of its land for the construction of a new civic centre.
ZANIS reports that Chilanga District Council (CDC) Secretary Namokolo Kalufyanya confirmed this in an interview in Chilanga, today.
Mrs., Kalufyanya said the district is receiving massive financial support from the Central Government aimed at accelerating the construction of modern infrastructure befitting its current status of a district council.
She explained that the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) has released KR 537,000 towards the rehabilitation of the 27 km stretch of Mpampamba-Mayo road.
“ So far 24 km has been graded and graveled by the Lusaka Province Rural Roads Unit (LPRRU) which has also pumped in an additional KR 300,000 for the road works, “ she said.
Mrs. Mrs. Kalufyanya stated that the council has submitted a list of selected priority roads to be done under the funding from the Ministry of Local Government and Housing for possible funding.
She pointed out the council has allocated KR 100, 000 for construction of Mwembeshi and Sangalala Markets following the successful designing of the plans.
Mrs. Kalufyanya noted that the timely releases of various funds for developmental projects by government and other spending agencies will quicken the construction of infrastructure in the district.
Chilanga District is one of the newly established districts established by the Patriotic Front government in its vision of taking government to the people under the decentralization process.
And Mrs. Kalufyanya has disclosed that the rehabilitation of the Chilanga District Council (CDC) Civic Centre and other office block is nearing completion.
She said the country’s largest cement producer , Lafarge Cement (Z), has to this end released over 5 hectares of its land for the construction of a new civic centre.
Mrs. Kalufyanya said the council is receiving overwhelming support from all stakeholders as evident by the release of land by institutions to the council for construction of social amenities in the district.
She stated the council has now intensified the identification of land which is mostly in the hands of private and institutions for possible development.