By Nation Reporter
OPPOSITION UPND Chati ward aspirant John Shalubala said if elected councillor on August 11, he would form committees to deal with various challenges which the ward was facing in Kalulushi.
Mr Shalubala said the ward was facing challenges of poverty, hunger, unemployment and dilapidated school infrastructure which needed urgent attention.
He said once elected, he would put in place committees to deal with the challenges facing the people of Chati ward.
He said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that he was the right candidate for Chati ward because he had plans which would set the stage for the development of the area.
“The committees I am going to form after being elected councillor will be specialised in dealing with specific areas of concern. If the committee is talking about poverty alleviation, it will focus on poverty alleviation. If it is infrastructure in schools, it will focus on school infrastructure.
“So with this approach of addressing problems and challenges in Chati ward, I think I am the right person for the position of ward councillor and the electorate should not look elsewhere, but vote for me on August 11,” Mr Shalubala said.
He said he was equal to the task of ward councillor because unlike other candidates, he understood the problems people were facing.
“Chati ward is the largest and least developed ward in Kalulushi. It can be sub-divided into two. The two parts are peri-urban which constitutes about 80 percent and the 20 percent being urban. It has no government schools. The only schools are community schools which were built by the MMD.
“So with this understanding of the ward, I think I will be moving in to improve the lives of the people in the area. The committees that I will form shall tackle the challenges in conjunction with the council,” Mr Shalubala said.