-Acting President Guy Scott has assured the people of Mpongwe district on the Copperbelt of continued socio- economic development under the leadership of the Patriotic Front (PF).
Dr Scott says he understands the needs and priorities of the people of Lamba land and would ensure development is taken to the area at all costs.
ZANIS reports that speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Chieftainess Lesa of the Bulima speaking people in Mpongwe today, Dr Scott said once voted back into office, the PF administration would endeavour to explore Mpongwe for its rich mineral resource and agricultural base.
Acting President Scott said he understood the history of Mpongwe and would take personal interest into its development.
“I know the history of Mpongwe and I will not dispute all that has been said about Mpongwe, It’s a pity for growth and production to still be lagging behind in Mpongwe, we need to try harder and I can assure you that I will take a personal interest in Mpongwe”, he said.
And Chieftainess Lesa of the Bulima speaking people called for intensive mineral exploration in the district which has shown signs of copper deposits.
She further called on government to ensure road construction projects were completed in order to assist farmers transport their produce from far flung areas to points of sale.
Chieftainess Lesa noted the need to ensure that farmer inputs such as Urea and D- compound fertilizers were delivered on time.