CHILANGA district in Lusaka Province has launched its five-year strategic development plan aimed at modernising the locality.
Speaking during the launch of the strategic plan on Friday, Chilanga District Council vice chairman Roland Hamaimbo urged all stakeholders to take keen interest in the document as it is an important tool which will be useful in guiding day-to-day decisions of the local authority.
Mr Hamaimbo said the new strategic plan will also be used for evaluating progress and changing approaches when developing the district.
He commended President Lungu for his visionary leadership.
Mr Hamaimbo said it is the government’s vision to pursue continuous improvement in service delivery through infrastructure development in the district.
And speaking at the same event, Chilanga district commissioner Edith Muwana said her office will work closely with the local authority to ensure that the resources meant to implement the district strategic development plan is used for the intended purpose.
Mrs Muwana said the strategic plan is a guide meant to develop the district for the benefit of the local people.
By 2021, there will be additional public facilities built in the district, such as markets, bus stations, public toilets, community halls and car parks.
The strategic plan also seeks to build new roads, drainages and bridges to improve connectivity of all areas of the district to boost investments.
In addition, the local authority will put measures in place to regularise and upgrade large unplanned settlements in the district.
Mrs Muwana said the public facilities that will be built in the area will facilitate the process of transforming Chilanga into a secure, attractive and prosperous district. – ZANIS