Luampa receives K1.3m for Constituency Development Funds

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Government has released about K1.3 million of the 2013 Constituency Development Funds for Luampa constituency in the western province.

Luampa constituency Member of Parliament Josephine Limata says the money has been allocated to the health and education sectors in the area.

Ms Limata said improvement of health centres in the area will ease the burden that expectant mothers go through to access quality health services.

Ms Limata, who is Chiefs and Traditional Affairs deputy minister, praised the PF government under the leadership of President Michael Sata for bringing development to the various parts of the district.

She said a good portion of the CDF has been allocated to Lubaba, Mulwa and Lui Schools among others in a bid to better the quality of education in Luampa constituency.

Mr Limata said that the PF government was delivering development in the district according to the party manifesto and the promises it made during the 2011 elections.

Mrs Limata further said that the district administrative centre will now be established as the chiefs in the area have already approved the designated map for Luampa district.

She said civil servants in the area were committed to delivering development and were explaining government policy to the people in the locality as Luampa is still a relatively new district.

Mrs Limata, however, requested other civil servants to desist from de-railing government programmes so that come 2016, people in the area will appreciate what the PF government has done in the constituency.

Meanwhile, Mrs Limata has commended the traditional leadership in the area for allocating land to civil servants who intend to construct individual houses in the district.

She said government workers should utilise the land given to them by chiefs so that they build houses for themselves.

Mrs Limata has requested the people in the district to fully support President Sata so that development is enhanced in the constituency.

She, however, said she was disappointed with the slow pace at which Earthrow Power Company Limited, the company contracted by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to electrify the area, is implementing the project.

Mrs Limata appealed to REA through the Ministry of Energy to speed up the connection of Luampa district to the national power grid.

She said the power line construction has stalled because the contractor has abandoned the construction works.