MEMBERS of parliament and councilors have been challenged to live in their respective areas to properly guide development efforts instead of migrating to Lusaka.
Resident of Matero raised their concern especially on laders in the rural areas who moved to the urban areas once they are voted into office.
The residents of Matero have since called on the newly elected leaders in the area to ensure that they stayed close to the people.
Rachael Kabwe a resident of Matero said that MPs and councilors needed to stay in the areas in which they were voted.
Ms. Kabwe said that most leaders did not know what was happening in their areas because they did not live there.
She said it was important that MPs lived in their constituencies so that they were easily available to the people.
“Leaders need to live in their respective areas because that is the only way they will be able to know the challenges facing the people and also find better ways of addressing those challenges,” she said
She said leaders would not serve the people well if they lived outside their areas of jurisdiction.
‘’The MP’s and councilors fail to do their duties as leaders because they are not aware of what their communities want, they live in places that have water, good roads, garbage is collected on time and they have proper sewer systems such that they start thinking even the people in their areas are living like that when in the actual sense the people in their constituencies are living in extremely challenging conditions’’, she said
Ms. Kabwe said MP’s should start prioritizing serving the people because that was why they were voted for.
-Millennium Radio 90.5FM