Friday, 28 October 2016

2 NEW DISTRICTS CREATED IN MPIKA

By MacPherson Mukuka in Mpika


The process of creating new districts in Mpika has reached an advanced
stage.

Mpika District Commissioner MOSES KATEBE says once completed, the process will result in
the creation of two more districts out of Mpika.

Speaking when Mpika Central member of Parliament SYLVIA CHALIKOSA paid a
courtesy call on him at his office, Mr. Katebe disclosed that Chiundaponde
and Mpumba Chiefdoms will form one new district, while Kopa, Luchembe,
Lupepo and Kabinga will form another district.

He has further disclosed that Mpika Central will have to itself Nabwalya,
Mukungule, and Chikwanda chiefdoms to form a third district.

Mr. Katebe has cited the vastness of the district and high population as
some of reasons for the split.

And Mpika Central Member of Parliament SYLVIA CHALIKOSA says splitting the
District will help in effective public service delivery to all residents in
the area.

The lawmaker said other challenges Mpika is facing are poor road network
and long distances covered to access social services, such as health and
education.

She said Mpika has over 80 Thousand People in 300 villages with only 3
hospitals adding that this alone poses it's of challenges.

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