- President Lungu said Government would continue working on infrastructure countrywide such as roads but due to lack of resources, some projects may delay to be completed.
By PRISCA LUMINGU-BANDA in Namwala
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu said people should not be harsh with Government when they notice that some infrastructure projects have delayed because the state was constrained with resources.
President Lungu said Government would continue working on infrastructure countrywide such as roads but due to lack of resources, some projects may delay to be completed.
Mr Lungu said this when he met Chief Mukobela, Chief Machila, Chief Mungaila and Senior Chief Nalubamba’s representative in Namwala yesterday.
“Don’t be harsh with us when you see roads which were supposed to be tarred and they are not yet tarred, it is because of resources. But we will do them. Like I always say, development never ends,” President Lungu said.
He said the government would continue working because it was its responsibility and it could not be passed on or be blamed on anyone.
President Lungu also said Government had made progress in connecting chiefdoms through the construction of roads and installation of telecommunication towers.
President Lungu said Government would continue connecting chiefdoms and districts by constructing roads.
President Lungu said the purpose of the exercise was important because it would open up communities to economic activities.
“We have a robust programme were we want the country to be connected to all districts through networks and also communication, we are putting towers around the country,” Mr Lungu said.
He said the government also wanted roads connecting Zambia to other countries to be in a good state.
Mr Lungu also said Government was committed to improve the education sector through the construction of schools.
And President Lungu said government will work hard to provide the necessary infrastructure to support the livestock sector in Namwala.
He said Namwala was the centre of livestock farming in the country, hence the need for the government to support the farmers.
Speaking earlier, Chief Mukobela thanked the government for building schools in chiefdoms in the district.
He appealed to the government to provide the needed infrastructure in the livestock sector. He said the people were in need of an artificial insemination centre for animals.