NOMSA NKANA, Kabompo
CHIEF Kangâ€™ombe of the Nkoya- speaking people in Kabompo has praised Government for installing communication towers country- wide, including Kabompo district.
The traditional leader said there are no telephone services from Maninga to Mwinilunga, and from Kabompo to Lukulu border.
â€œWe are happy that communication is now coming to Kabompo. I also want Government to know that the people of Kabompo are ready to work with it as partners in development,â€ he said.
And Kabompo West area Member of Parliament Ambrose Lufuma is saddened that township roads in his area have not been upgraded despite assurances from Government.
Mr Lufuma has also bemoaned the slow pace of works on the Kabompo-Kayombo road, which started three years ago.
He was speaking during the Kazanga Kabompo traditional ceremony of the Nkoya-speaking people in North-western province.
â€œRoad infrastructure in Kabompo is of immediate concern to us. We are aware that Government has a programme to upgrade township roads. Kasempa, Mufumbwe, Chavuma have been selected for road upgrade but we are saddened that works on township roads in Kabompo have not begun,â€ he said.
And Mr Lufuma requested Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi to consider completing four rural health posts in the area.
He also wanted to know when Government would consider taking the social cash transfer to Kabompo as he has been getting requests for it from the people.
Mr Lufuma has also called on Government to improve water reticulation in the district.
He said North-Western Water and Sewerage Company is not providing enough water for Kabompo.
Mr Lufuma said people have to wake up as early as 03:00hours to draw water adding that even when they do that, they sometimes come back without the commodity due to low pressure.
â€œThere is only one water kiosk in Kabompo yet we live on the banks of Kabompo River,â€ he said.
Mr Lufuma said the needs of Kabompo West are vast adding that he believes Government has it in its interest to serve the people of Zambia better.
NOMSA NKANA, Kabompo