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Explain State policies, West minister tells civil servants

THE construction of the 34-kilometers Mongu- Kalabo road works in Western province by AVC International Company has reached an advanced stage, here the images shows the inner view of the road. PICTURE:COLLINS PHIRI.

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka
CIVIL servants have a duty to explain the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s policies and development agenda aimed at improving people’s livelihoods, says newly appointed Western Province Minister Poniso Njeulu.
Mr Njeulu said in an interview yesterday that Western Province is receiving maximum attention from Government in terms of development.
“My appointment is a humbling gesture from President Lungu and I pledge to work hard in implementing Government’s development agenda under his leadership but it is also the duty of public service workers to explain what Government is doing, more especially that this region is receiving maximum attention when you look at the various infrastructure projects being undertaken,” he said.
Mr Njeulu said the Mongu-Kalabo Road is an indication of commitment by the PF government to develop the province.
“This is the most expensive road project (K1.2 billion) being undertaken and past governments never thought of developing it but this government has shown commitment.
“Once completed, it will not only enhance movement of people, goods and services, but will also add to the beauty of the Barotse plains and the annual Kuomboka traditional ceremony,” he said.
Mr Njeulu said by linking into neighbouring Angola, the road will facilitate trade and economic interactions between the two countries.
He also said the creation of nine new districts demonstrates Government’s desire to enhance local people’s participation in the governance and development of the country.
“Contractors are on site in all new districts carrying out construction works of office, housing and other facilities and this will facilitate the delivery of development to the people. Government has also earmarked construction of two universities in Mongu and Nalolo and a sports stadium in Mongu,” Mr Njeulu said.

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