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President meets North-West freedom fighters

KELVIN CHONGO, Solwezi
PRESIDENT Lungu has assured freedom fighters that Government has not neglected them.
And President Lungu has called on freedom fighters to assist Government in appreciating their contributions to the nation.
Addressing 25 Solwezi-based heroes who comprised men and women, President Lungu said Government has never and will never neglect freedom fighters.
“Help us [Government] know and identify who did this and that so that we can appreciate you. Otherwise, it’s very difficult to know and you freedom fighters might blame us that we’re not assisting you,” he said.
And Freedom Fighters and Democracy Association chairperson Bwanga Wailasa pledged total support to Government.
Mr Wailasa praised President Lungu for exhibiting passion to develop North-Western Province.
He, however, bemoaned that some freedom fighters have since died without being honoured by the State.
He assured the head of State of 100 percent vote in 2016 from the province.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has donated K10,000 to Mushindano Girls Technical Secondary School to buy uniforms.
Mr Lungu also pledged to buy the school a truck to ease challenges which the learning institution is faced with.
President Lungu, who toured and inspected the K38.6 million newly-constructed school, said Government would connect electricity to the school.
He assured that Government would rehabilitate the Solwezi-Mushindano road which is dilapidated.
He also told teachers at the school that they would enjoy the same privileges and conditions of service as their counterparts in urban areas.
He commended the teachers for not “shunning” to serve in rural areas.
The President assured the people in Mushindano that Government would address the challenges they were faced with.
The head of State directed Cabinet ministers to explain Government policies to the people in rural areas.
And President Lungu says Government will soon tar the Kasempa-Mumbwa road to spur economic development in the area.
He said this when he commissioned the rehabilitation of Kasempa township roads on Friday.
President Lungu commended Kasempa MP Kabinga Pande for initiating the road infrastructure projects and also for working closely with Government.
Mr Lungu later paid a courtesy call on Kasempa-based traditional leaders.

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