Govt commended for developing Muchinga

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—-Government has been commended for speeding up development in Muchinga province.

And Chinsali District Commissioner, Evelyn Kangwa says her district would be no longer a Cinderella district after years of under- development.

Muchinga Province Deputy Permanent Secretary, Davy Chanda, says since being declared a province, Muchinga has seen unprecedented development in a short space of time.

Mr Chanda said the province has come out from slumber owing to increased development activities taking place there.

ZANIS reports that the Provincial Deputy Permanent Secretary said this in an interview at his office.

He paid tribute to President Michael Sata and his administration for channelling resources for the number of development activities in the province.                         

Mr Chanda said the district has advanced construction of two universities, namely Kapasa Makasa and Paul Mushindo Universities, respectively.

He said the two institutions of higher learning will not only provide employment for the locals but the needed human resource for the country as well.

On job opportunities by government n in the area, the Deputy Permanent Secretary said the various construction projects taking place in the area were enabling environment for employment.

In Chinsali District, construction of a four-story provincial administration block and the police administration block is underway.

Mr Chanda disclosed that accompanying this development is the construction of 60 housing units for the staff.

He said out of these are ten low cost houses, four medium cost and the remainder high cost houses.

Mr Chanda disclosed in the same interview that government, through the Zampost, was constructing a multi-million Kwacha Post Office which he said would have all communication facilities, supermarkets  and cafes all under one roof.

On agricultural activities in the province, Mr Chanda said the province has increased in food production and intensified rice cultivation in line with government’s Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) on food security.

He said government has pumped in a colossal sum of money in cattle rearing at Mbesuma ranch to ensure restocking in the province.                                                        

The Deputy Permanent Secretary said government has advanced road works in the province, saying for one the 70 km Chama- Matumbo road was going on schedule.

He said 20km km of the road has been tarred so far.

Government was also working on the Chama , Muyombe to Isoka Road as well as the Mbesuma Bridge, he said.

Mr Chanda said all these developments are a good sign of good things to come to Muchinga Province, thanks to the PF government.

He appealed to local and international investors to come and invest in Muchinga Province for further development.

And Chinsali District Commissioner, Evelyn Kangwa, says her district would be no longer a Cinderella district after years of under- development.

Ms Kangwa said in an interview at her office in Chinsali District that she was grateful to government for bringing mass development to the area.

She said after years of neglect the district was on the right track to develop and become just like other districts in the urban areas like Lusaka.