MAPALO LUPUPA, Shiwang’andu
CHIEF Mukwikile of the Bemba people of Shiwang’ndu district in Muchinga Province says the development projects that have taken place in his chiefdom have eased the lives of the local
And Chief Mukwikile has challenged his fellow traditional leaders to take a leading role in initiating development projects in their chiefdoms.
The chief said this in an interview at his palace in Shiwang’andu district recently.
“I am delighted that the development projects being done are helping my subjects have a better life,” Chief Mukwikile said.
However, he urged the government to build three more health posts in the area to cater for the growing population.
“There are more cases of pregnant women who need to be attended to
during delivery,” he said.
Chief Mukwikile promised to donate K5,000 towards the running of a pre-school near his palace.
Sixty children have already been registered and are currently learning in a rented house. This will help in the running and construction of a classroom block at the school,|” he said.
Chief Mukwikile said the school, which started operating recently, will improve access to early childhood education.
He said this is a huge milestone and will contribute to eradicate illiteracy in the lives of people.
And Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone is delighted that a school was opened to help facilitate early childhood education.
Mr Sichone said this move will ease learners’ access education.
He said Government will continue working towards taking education closer to the people.
“It is a huge milestone. The school will be attended to. Our children will acquire an education through this school and will make them be better citizens who will contribute to economic development,” Mr Sichone said.