Chief Mukubwe of the Lenje speaking people has given government over 370 hectors of land for infrastructural development in Ngabwe district.
Chief Mukubwe gave the land after Ngabwe District Commissioner, Melody Phiri, who was in the company of Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament, Eddie Musonda, paid a courtesy call on him and asked for more land.
The traditional leader, who spoke through Mukubwe Ward Councillor, Mervious Zwaoh, assured government that there was plenty of land for developmental projects in the district.
“What we want is development, so whatever land government wants we shall give it out as long as it brings development to the local people,” he said.
The chief said people in the area were happy with what government was doing and were willing to help government deliver development.
And Ngabwe District Commissioner, Melody Phiri, said there was need for government to have enough land to allow it put up the desired structures to deliver the needed services to the area.
“We need more land to ensure that we build the needed structures for the newly created Ngabwe District,” Ms Phiri.
The District Commissioner said the people of Ngabwe should get the same services like those in the urban areas.
Meanwhile, Kapiri Mposhi Member of Parliament, Eddie Musonda, expressed happiness that Zamtel network has been connected to the chiefdom.
He said it was gratifying that what was promised to the people in the area during the campaigns was being delivered.
Mr Musonda said he would continue pushing for development to be taken to Ngabwe district.