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Tumbuka chiefs happy with UPND gov’t development agenda

By NATION REPORTER

CHIEF Muyombe of the Tumbuka people of Mafinga  has appealed to Government to consider delimitating Mafinga constituency into two if the impact of community development is to be felt.

And Chief Muyombe has described the UPND administration as being pragmatic and responsive to the needs of Zambians.

The Mwenemuyombe was speaking at Chief Mwenechifungwe’s palace when UPND secretary-general Batuke Imenda paid a courtesy call on both traditional leaders on Sunday.

The traditional leader said Mafinga and constituency was too huge to be managed by a single lawmaker such that even the increased K28.3 million CDF shall have no meaningful impact.

He said it is possible to create Muyombe and Mafinga constituencies if meaningful community development is to be felt by the end users.

And Mr Imenda, who agreed with the traditional leaders on the need for delimitation said the process was a solution to speedy delivery of sustainable social economic development for all.

He however said the delimitation exercise was the preserve of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and had been set for the pre – 2021 general elections.

Both traditional leaders unanimously expressed frustration at the deplorable state of the Isoka – Mafinga road which they said is vital in the promotion of tourism and agriculture sectors in the district.

Mr Imenda later had a conducted tour and inspection of three CDF projects which included a mortuary, incinerator and mother’s shelter.

And Mafinga Town Council Director of Works, Muke Mandona outlined major projects which include a four-unit mortuary constructed at a cost of K585, 000 and K1.2 million for Muyombe and Mafinga hospitals respectively, mothers’ shelter worth K320, 000 and an incinerator costing K200, 000

The UPND Secretary General is on a tour of Muchinga Province to check on party structures as well as on the progress of CDF projects in the region.

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