President Lungu is a tireless worker - Chieftainess Shikabeta

Chieftainess Shikabeta of the Soli speaking people of Rufunsa District in Lusaka Province has praised President Edgar Lungu for working tireless in a bid to better the lives of ordinary Zambians.

 

 

And Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta has reassured Zambians of government’s continued implementation of its pro-poor policies as outlined in the Revised Sixth National Development Plan (R-SNDP) and the Patriotic Front (PF) party manifesto.  

 

 

Meanwhile, Rufunsa District Commissioner Paul Kasongo has implored parents and guardians in the district to advantage of government’s upgrading of Mpanshya and Chinyunyu Primary Schools into full-fledged secondary schools by sending their children to school.

 

 

ZANIS reports that Chieftainess Shikabeta said President Lungu has been working tirelessly since assuming office following the death of President Michael Sata.

 

Chieftainess Shikabeta implored President Lungu to remain steadfast and ignore detractors who are bent on frustrating his efforts of equitably developing the whole country.

 

“I wish to commend the Patriotic Front (PF) government’s efforts it has shown in improving the welfare of Zambians especially in rural areas of the country.

Since assuming office in 2011, the district has seen remarkable improving in the social sector as government has invested heavily which in turn has bettered the livelihoods of the people,” she said.

 

The traditional leader was speaking  through  his representative Agness Kalonga-Shikabeta when Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta who was accompanied by Rufunsa District Commissioner Paul Kasongo and other senior government officials called on her at her palace in Rufunsa District yesterday.

 

She said that her subjects are appreciative of President Lungu’s Administration for embarking on the construction of her modern palace, schools, rural health centres and other supporting infrastructure in her chiefdom.

 

She added that the people of Rufunsa District will remain indebted to the Patriotic Front (PF) government for declaring the area into a district.

 

And Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta said the government is in a hurry to develop all parts of the country as outlined in its Patriotic Front (PF) party manifesto.

 

Mr. Mwaliteta who is also Patriotic Front (PF) Kafue Member of Parliament pointed out that the district will continue receiving its full share of national cake.

 

He explained that government considers traditional leaders as key partners in national development hence its decision to create the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to look into their plight.

 

“I want to reassure you that government under the leadership of President Lungu will finish all on-going developmental projects and initiate new ones.

 

“We have also realigned the Revised Sixth National Development Plan (R-SNDP) to be in line with the Patriotic Front (PF) party manifesto so that we can successfully implement our pro-poor policies,” he said.

 

Earlier, Rufunsa District Commissioner Paul Kasongo said the upgrading of Mpanshya and Chinyunyu Primary Schools into full-fledged secondary schools by government has accorded many parents opportunities to send their children to get secondary school education.

 

Mr. Kasongo noted that unlike in the past, most parents failed to send their children to secondary schools in Luangwa and Chongwe Districts respectively owing to transport and other related costs.

 

The DC appealed to the traditional leader to help government to encourage parents and guardians to also take advantage of government’s refurbished Chiyota Youth Skills Training Centre which is offering various skills training to young people.

 

“Am happy that a new College of Education has opened in the district called Rufunsa College of Education that will provide training to teachers and in the long run address the retention of teachers in outlying areas, “he noted

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