VOTERS in Solwezi have called on their newly elected leaders to deliver on their campaign promises.
They called on their newly elected mayor Nicolas Mukumbi, Member of Parliament Stafford Mulusa and all the five councillors to deliver development to the area as per their campaign promises.
Some residents talked to by the Daily Nation said their expectations from their leaders were high owing to the challenges facing the area.
Ms Melody Kayumba of Magrade compound area in Kimasala ward said Solwezi was faced with many challenges which needed immediate attention, among them poor road infrastructure.
Another resident Mr Boyd Mukuka of Messengers compound in Tunvwanganai ward called on the newly elected leadership to consider putting up more health facilities in the area.
He explained that the population in the area has drastically increased, hence the need to have more health facilities in the area.
“Apart from the Solwezi Urban Clinic which services almost the entire town, Tumvwanganai has only one clinic in Kazomba.
“But look at the population; that is why we are calling on our civic leaders to come to our aid by fulfilling their promises by bringing such services closer to the people,” he said.
And Mr Melvin Nkhoma of Kamalamba ward said he was expecting leaders to address the challenges the youths were facing by empowering them.
He said many youths in the area where jobless due to lack of skills, hence the need to empower them with life skills.
“We are failing to get employed in the mines, not because the mines are not employing but because we do not have qualifications,” he said.
And residents of Sandangombe and Kapijimpanga wards have called on their civic leaders to improve the road network in the area.
They said the two wards were predominantly rural whose economic activities were dependant on farming, hence the need for better road network.
On August 11 Zambians went to the polls to elect the President, Members of parliament, mayors, council chairmen and councillors.