GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works has purchased new utility vehicles for all the 104 district commissioners in the country in order to enable them monitor development projects in their respective districts.
Lusaka Province permanent secretary Stardy Mwale said the Government was aware of the challenges of transport that most district commissioners were faced with in their quest to carry out their duties effectively.
Mr Mwale said Government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu was committed in ensuring that all district commissioners in the country had good transport that could enable them supervise Government programmes in their districts.
“Government is aware of the transport challenge that most district commissioners are faced with and it for this reason that Government through the Ministry has bought brand new vehicles for all the district commissioners country wide which will be given to you soon, I think the ministry of works is just doing final modalities like insuring the vehicles,” he said.
He urged the district commissioners to remain patient as the ministry of works and Transport acquired new vehicles to improve their mobility.
Mr Mwale was speaking in Chirundu when he paid a courtesy call to Chirundu district commissioner’s office.
And Chirundu district commissioner Alfred Hamunjo the district administration in Chirundu was facing a big challenge of transport as the only vehicle for the DC had developed major mechanical faults.
He said most of the Government departments in Chirundu were facing the some problem of transport and appealed for the intervention from the relevant authority.