LOCAL authorities exist primarily to provide quality services to the residents on behalf of central government.One does not need to travel to Lusaka to complain about uncollected garbage or unserviced plots in Ndola or Chililabombwe when we have offices at our door steps.
Against this background, I wish to congratulate Serenje District council for scooping K25,000 in the 2018 Local Governments Excellence Award for outstanding performance.
I wish to urge councils’ countrywide to emulate the Raphael Phiri administered council on service delivery to the people.
A tour of Serenje by councilors and technocrats from other councils can go a long way. Lastly, allow me to end by appealing to Chililabombwe Municipal Council to grade the Kawama road that leads to the newly opened Kawama cemetery.