National Development Planning Minister Hon Alexander CHITEME yesterday toured his constituency much to the delight of the people to check on a number of developmental projects going on.
The energetic youthful lawmaker was on a marathon inspection of the constituency, visiting schools, health centres, markets and a number of wards were people erupted into jubilation upon seeing that their representative who recently got appointed by His Excellency The President as a Cabinet Minister was in the area.
Addressing the people of Mugala area in Kamakonde ward, Hon Chiteme assured the people that despite his new status, he would never forget their support and plight.
“I want to thank you my people, you are the people that have made me to be what I am today [Minister].Without you the people of Nkana Constituency, I wouldn’t have become an area Member of Parliament, the President wouldn’t have appointed me as a Minister.
I also want to assure you that I will never forsake you. The ministry that His Excellency has entrusted me with is a busy one, but I will always find time to be here with you,” Hon Chiteme said.
The Minister donated K3,000 to the PTA board at Mugala Primary school for the rehabilitation of the floors in the 3 classrooms.
The lawmaker also empowered the youths of Mugala with K10,000 for them to start a sustainable business. He promised the youths with further support once they had established a workable structure.
In Mindolo ward, the member of parliament with the area councillor inspected the construction of an ablution block at Selem market which is earmarked to be completed this week. The market has been operating without a public toilet.
The Minister later inspected Selem Primary School where he donated building materials last year. The visibly angry Chiteme castigated the contractor for the poor workmanship that he found, as works had not been done to his satisfaction. He ordered the contractor to redo the classroom floors.
“What is wrong with us Zambians, why can’t we perform when given a task, the works done here at Selem Primary are unacceptable,” Hon Chiteme asked.
Minister Chiteme concluded his tour of the constituency with a visit to Mindolo Miseshi Section D were he inspected the drainage system. He promised the people of Section D to find a lasting solution to their problem just like the government had done in Wusakile and Section B.
Passing a vote of thanks, Kitwe resident, Mr Kanyanta Kapolyo thanked the Minister for his ever presence in the constituency.
“Honorable Minister Sir, we your people here are happy with your works. Your coordination with our Councillors and our leaders is impeccable.
Continue with the same spirit and your loving kindness for us your people. We promise to always pray for you even as you serve our President, our government and our nation. We thank you,” Mr Kapolyo said.
Hon Alexander CHITEME is today Sunday, 28th January 2018, expected to visit a number of churches in his to thank them for always standing with him in prayer.