By JACKSON MAPAPAYI
GOVERNMENT is set to begin rehabilitation works on the Mwinilunga-Mutanda road, says Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji.
Mr Malanji said that Government has signed a contract with China Civil Engineering Construction Company for the works.
The minister said this when paid a courtesy call on senior chief Kanongesha of the Lunda speaking people in Mwinilunga.
“And in the next few works, the contractor will be moving on site to commence the works,” he said.
Mr Malanji stressed the importance of the road infrastructure, stating that it would enhance investment in both Mwinilunga and Kalumbila districts.
“If we enhance all economic resource in this country, we have to ensure that cardinal infrastructure reaches most parts of the country,” he added.
Senior chief Kanongesha, who received the news with gratitude, said that his chiefdom has seen massive development.
For this reason, he said, his chiefdom would continue to work with the Government in all areas of development.
The traditional leader said that the rural electrification initiative has seen his chiefdom connected to the national electricity supply grid.
Senior chief Kanongesha said the electrification of the chiefdom was a crucial factor in attracting economic activity to the area. “We have seen the erection of communication towers which has enhanced communication. For that, we say thank you to your government,” he said.