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Lungu hails chieftainess Nkomeshya over children’s education

SITEMBILE SIWAWA, Chongwe
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has implored senior, Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II to continue championing the cause of young people in her chiefdom to acquire an education.
In a speech read on his behalf by Minister of General Education John Phiri, during the Chikwela Makumbi ceremony of the Soli people of Lusaka recently, President Lungu said children in Chongwe district should take advantage of the two universities that are in the area to advance their educational prospects.
The head of State also thanked traditional leaders across the country for the spirited fight they have put up against early marriages.
He said “You remain a shining model for our girl children. Let us allow our young people enter Chalimbana and Palabana universities. They should not be mere spectators of institutions built at a huge cost for them.”
And senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II praised Government for the developmental projects the district is experiencing in the education sector.
The traditional leader said the district has seen an increase of Secondary schools from four to six.
She said Government is scheduled to commission newly constructed Margaret Machiyeya boarding school which will open in January next year.
“We thank Government for giving us the two universities in the district but there is a concern over stalled works at Palabana University and the contractor has since abandoned the works and infrastructure at Chalimbana University is dilapidated,” Chieftainess Nkomeshya said.
Meanwhile, the traditional leader further commended Government for the construction of three health posts in the district.
“We have also seen the expansion of the maternity ward at Kanakantapa hospital and the acquisition of an ambulance, medical equipment and provision of the Anti-Retroviral drugs,” she said.

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