By JACKSON MAPAPAYI
CHIEF Kapijimpanga of Solwezi has extolled President Edgar Lungu for ensuring equal distribution of development across the country.
The traditional leader said President Lungu has exhibited unique leadership by ensuring that all people benefit from his Government’s development agenda.
He cited the drilling of more than 35 boreholes, construction health facilities, schools and staff houses as some of the project that had been implemented in his chiefdom.
“For us a chiefdom, I can say we have seen some projects being undertaken which were not there before. And this we say thank you to our government,” he said.
Chief Kapijimpanga was speaking when Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Minister, Raphael Nakacinda, and his North Western Province counterpart Nathaniel Mubukwano paid a courtesy call on him.
He called on Government not to relent but to continue with its development agenda without leaving anyone behind.
And Chief Kapijimpanga has called on politicians in the country to conduct violence-free campaigns.
He said violence should not be entertained as it has potential to divide the nation.
“Our interest as people is service delivery at the end of the day. I therefore pray that we are going to have a violent free campaigns because Zambian is known for that,” Chief Kapijimpanga said.
Meanwhile, Mr Nakachinda said he is happy with the collaboration existing between traditional leaders and Government in fostering development.
He said traditional leaders were key stakeholders in the development process of their chiefdoms.
“This is the more reason why at every stage, chiefs are always involved because they are the custodian of the people,” he said.
Government, he said, was working round the clock in ensuring that people both in urban and rural areas have clean and safe drinking water.
Mr Nakachinda is in the province to check on water and sanitation projects.