Tuesday, 24 November 2015


*By MacPherson Mukuka in MULOBEZI*

Newly created Mulobezi District in Western Province is poised for massive development. This follows Government’s plans to develop the area in various sectors.

However, the challenge lies on the locals who have been cited as having a negative approach towards development.

Patriotic front Mulobezi area Member of Parliament, PATRICIA MULASIKWANDA has called on the residents in the area to develop a positive attitude towards government’s plans and embrace development.

Addressing Villagers in Chief MUTUNDA’S area during her visit to the area, Ms Mulasikwanda said the area has lagged behind because of the local’s negative approach towards government plans.

She said Government has a number of developmental projects earmarked for implementation in the area adding that the projects will only be successful if the residents open their hands and embrace the plans.

The law maker further disclosed that Government plans to construct 41 dams for irrigation, and water storage and 78 boreholes to further cushion the water shortages in the area.

She said Government is also finalising paper work to sign a contract with the Zambia National Service for the upgrading of feeder roads from Simungoma Junction.

Meanwhile, Chief Mutunda of Ngabwa People has called on the law maker to be visiting the area consistently.

He said the village faces a number of challenges that needs the attention of the member of parliament adding that they challenges can only be heard when the MP visits the area regularly.

The traditional leader disclosed that unemployment, hunger, lack of proper sanitation and HIV/AIDS are among the many other problems his subjects are currently facing.

Chief MUTUNDA adds that lack of communication facilities has also hampered development in the area as locals have no access to other news apart from Radio.

The Member of Parliament was on a four day tour of her constituency to check on progress of Government programmes.

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