MELODY MUPETA, Kalulushi
CHIEF Government spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga says Government will continue to invest in infrastructure development in all sectors of the economy to achieve sustainable development.
Ms Mulenga said good infrastructure helps to enhance productivity in the nation, and in turn improves the welfare of families.
She said it is only through infrastructure development that poverty levels in the nation can be alleviated because people’s lives will have improved.
“Our Government is a listening Government, and is equal to the task of ensuring people’s suffering is alleviated through infrastructure development,” she said.
Ms Mulenga, who is Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, was speaking yesterday during the handover of Pakwesha bridge, a block of two classrooms at Mukasha primary school and another block of three classrooms Misenga Community School, all built at a cost of K1 million, using the Constituency Development Fund.
She said Government is rehabilitating bridges to ensure roads in rural areas are accessible for the farmers to easily transport their produce to the market.
Ms Mulenga said Government will endeavour to improve infrastructure in rural areas for the benefit of the people.
She said the many infrastructure development projects across the country are testimony of Patriotic Front’s commitment to fulfilling the promises it made to the people during the elections.
Ms Mulenga said the construction of the classrooms is also testimony that Government is interested in improving the delivery of quality education in rural areas.
She also said plans are under way to upgrade 510 grass-thatched community schools country-wide into fully fledged primary schools to ensure children in rural areas have access to quality education.
Ms Mulenga, who is also Kalulushi member of Parliament, said Kalulushi has witnessed unprecedented development in all sectors of the economy.
She was accompanied by Kalulushi mayor Rashida Mulenga, Kalulushi district commissioner Kenny Siachisumo, councillors from various wards in the district, and other senior Government officials.