Some small scale farmers in Kamfinsa agricultural area have urged their member of Parliament Moses Chishimba to ensure all roads in the constituency are in good shape.
Speaking in separate interviews, the farmers told the Daily Nation that the roads in the agricultural areas of Kamfinsa such as Minsaka, Chankalamo, Chipashi and others were initially in bad state, but Mr Chishimba had tried his best to improve them.
Ms Francina Phiri said Government should continue with rehabilitation of roads in Kamfinsa because the area had become productive and was contributing to food security on the Copperbelt and Kitwe in particular.
“We cannot blame our MP, he has been a hard worker. He is just a human being and he cannot do everything as we wish. When the Kakolo bridge was washed away, he came to see the damage and appealed to Government to open up the Mufuchani bridge so that we start using it. For me, I don’t have issues against him. He is trying his best,” Ms Phiri said
And Mr Chishimba said the construction of the police post in the area was aimed at fighting crime in Kamfinsa.
He appealed to residents of Kamfinsa not to harbour criminals, but work in collaboration with the police.
“Previously, you, the residents of this township, you were using the container as a police post, but as your leaders in the area, we decided to look for money to construct a police post. This is aimed at fighting crime in the area.
“You should support the police by cooperating with them. About K567, 000 is to be spent on the construction of this police post. Don’t resort to unruly behaviour of damaging property. Damaging public property is retrogressive. With such behaviour, you will not see development in the area,” Mr Chishimba said.
And Mr Chishimba said Government would continue to facilitate development in various parts of the country through putting up road and other infrastructure which would improve the lives of people.
He said the Patriotic Front (PF) government had set the stage for development in various parts of the country through its road rehabilitation and construction programmes which would open up agricultural areas to the rest of the country.
Mr Chishimba said critics of the road rehabilitation and construction programmes of the PF government were just making noise for people to know about their existence.
“Well, even if it is politics, let us be objective and give credit where it is due. The roads which the PF government under President Edgar Lungu has done will not be used by the PF government and its supporters only, but will be used by everybody including the opposition leaders who are criticizing.
“Anyway, whether the opposition criticises or not, the PF government will continue to facilitate development in various parts of the country through putting up roads and other infrastructure which would improve the lives of people,” he said.