Shiwang’andu residents welcome development

MWAPE MWENYA, Shiwang’andu
THE various developmental projects being undertaken by Government in Shiwang’andu district in Muchinga Province have cheered people in the área.
Most residents have praised late President Sata for declaring the area a district.
Speaking on behalf of other residents, Mirriam Chanda said the creation of the district has created a number of jobs for youths and women.
Ms Chanda said most youths have been engaged in the construction of schools and roads.
“The late President Sata had a vision for us. We hope that the next president will continue from where he left. We never had electricity in this district but we are now connected. Most roads are being worked on and many other things are happening here. We are very grateful to the Patriotic Front (PF) administration,”Ms Chanda said.
And Abraham Kasonde, 25,  said the construction of two universities in Chinsali district is a milestone for youths in the Province.
Mr Kasonde said youths in the area will no longer jostle for space in existing universities countrywide.
And Shiwang’andu district commissioner Moses Katebe said six developmental projects are being undertaken in the area since it was declared a district.
“The construction of a 150Km Chama-Matumbo road, 10 medium cost houses for civil servants, a 48 capacity administration block, a police station and victim support unit office. These are some of the projects being undertaken,” Mr Katebe said.
He said the projects are poised to foster development not only in the district but the province as a whole.
Mr Kasonde added that 24 teachers’ houses are earmarked for construction in the district.
And the district medical officer Webster Kambinga said of the 650 health earmarked for construction countrywide, four have been allocated to Shiwangandu.
Dr Kambinda said the contractor of the project is already on site and works are scheduled to commence soon.
He also stated that essential drugs are available in all the nine existing health posts with skilled personnel.
“We cannot complain of shortage of drugs here as we always have them in stock all. The construction of the four health posts will strengthen the health system in the district,” he said.
Dr Kambinga hailed government for donating two ambulances to the Province adding that the referral system has being made easy for all the districts.

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