320-hectare land allocation cheers State

CENTRAL Province minister Davies Chisopa has commended Chief Chamuka and his subjects for releasing 320 hectares of land for the development of government infrastructure in the district.
Mr Chisopa, speaking in Chisamba on Wednesday when he met Chief Chamuka, headmen and women, commended the locals for actualisalising the new district by their deeds.
“I would like to thank you your royal highness and your people for giving us land for the construction of infrastructure for the new district,” Mr Chisopa said.
He assured the people of Chisamba of Government’s commitment to spearheading development in the area in line with its district status.
Mr Chisopa said for this reason, three of the 660 health centres that Government is constructing countrywide will be built in Chisamba.
He said Chief Chamuka did a commendable thing to release land for the construction of administrative offices, adding that President Lungu and his Government want to work closely with chiefs in fostering development.
“Chiefs are key stakeholders in the governance system and in unifying the country,” Mr Chisopa said “Government and chiefs need to work together to promote development in our country.”
He called on the local people to support Government in its quest to roll out developmental programmes in the new district.
“In order for the people of Chisamba to see development and efficient service delivery, President Sata decided to give you a district,” Mr Chisopa said.
Chisamba was initially part of Chibombo until 2012 when it was declared a district. The following year, Chief Chamuka released 320 hectares of land to the government, for the establishment of a new district, about 14 kilometres from the sub-boma, near Chipembi.
Among the structures under construction at the site are a district administrative block, civic centre, police station, post office and 20 staff houses.
Mr Chisopa said the creation of Chisamba as a district comes with infrastructural development and the locals will benefit from necessary government services and economic opportunities that will arise.
And the minister also assured the people in the area that Government will provide relief food to all hunger-prone communities which were adversely affected by the poor rains.

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