Zambia: The government of Zambia has commissioned many community projects in Mwansabombwe District of Luapula Province. The projects are being helmed by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and the capital component of the equalisation fund
Permanent Secretary for Technical Services at the Ministry, Nicholas Phiri, commissioned the projects during a ceremony held at the newly constructed council community hall in Mwansabombwe District.
Phiri said the projects being implemented is a clear indication that the local authority and the leadership in the district are working together to serve the people and to also ensure that the district attains the much needed development.
The projects that were commissioned include:
- A community hall at a total cost of over K 745,000,
- Two crossing points at Wasalangana and Chembensofu on the N’gona river, at a cost of over K 1, 180, 000
- Mununshi makert shelter at K410,000. All the projects were constructed using the capital component of the Local Government Equalization Fund
Other projects are:
- Mununshi ablution block constructed at a total cost of 484,000 Constituency Development Fund (CDF),
- Seesa rural health post,
- A staff house and a water tank constructed at a total cost of K1, 249, 000
- 698 desks and 314 borax.
The Permanent Secretary also handed over loans to 33 small and medium enterprises and cooperatives worth over 3 million kwacha. Additionally he disbursed over K 354, 000 to nine groups and cooperatives.
Phiri urged the beneficiaries of the donations to use the money for the intended purpose and commended the local authority for the prudent utilisation of the funds.
He also thanked the local authority for being among the councils in the country to complete the procurement of desks to meet the deficit in schools and assured that no learner in the district will be sitting on the floor next year
Meanwhile, Council Chairperson, Terrioh Chungu, said the local authority will continue facilitating the implementation of quality projects by the contractors.
Chungu also used the occasion to inform the public to start applying for the 2024 loans, grants and secondary boarding and skills development bursaries.
Area Member of Parliament, Kabaso Kampampi, attributed the successful implementation of the projects to the unity that prevails among the district officials.