Lufwanyama, June 10, 2019, ZANIS ---- The Parliamentary committee on local government accounts says Lufwanyama district on the Copperbelt needs to be sub-divided into two or three constituencies in order to increase development in the area.

The committee members made the observations when they visited the area to inspect the utilisation of constituency Development Funds (CDF) and Equalisation funds.

Committee chairperson Elijah Muchima noted that despite Lufwanyama being the biggest district in the country, it only has one constituency.

It is on that premise, the lawmaker observed that the committee was recommending for the creation of more constituencies in the district.

Meanwhile, Lufwanyama district council chairperson Moses Chiyuka that the local authority has received the recommendations made by the parliamentarians with a lot of gratitude.

In an exclusive interview with ZANIS today, Mr Chiyuka said if the district is given two constituencies voter apathy is likely to be reduced as many people fail to participate in the electoral process because polling stations are too spaced.

Currently, the community is not fully appreciating the developmental projects government is implementing in the area because of its vastness.

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