SENIOR chief Mujimanzovu of the Kaonde-speaking people in Solwezi district has congratulated President Edgar Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina on their resounding victory in the just ended August 11 general elections.
Speaking through his representative Lemmy Kajoba during the Nkambi traditional ceremony, the traditional leader said President Lungu’s election as sixth republican president was a true reflection of the people’s confidence in his leadership style.
He said the people of Zambia have spoken and therefore, what was needed was to respect the decision the people.
“And we pray to the Almighty God that he gives him grace, wisdom and keep him in good health as he leads the nation to prosperity,” he said.
He also applauded the people of Zambia for remaining peaceful before, during and after the elections.
And the traditional leader has thanked Government for implementing developmental projects in his chiefdom, citing the upgrading of Kashinge community school to a primary school, the construction of a 1×3 classroom block at Kalomboshi primary school and the completion of maize depots in the chiefdom.
Meanwhile, the traditional leader has, however, appealed to the Government to improve the road network in his chiefdom.
He said the road network was in a deplorable state which he said posed a challenge to small-scale farmers to deliver their produce to the market.
He also said the chiefdom had no secondary school which he said proved a danger to girl child education.
“Our children are subjected to walking long distances to access higher education which in turn poses a danger to the chiefdom,” he said.
He further appealed to the Government to improve the communication system in the chiefdom.
“The chiefdom has only one communication tower which was erected by ZICTA, but still communication is a challenge,” he said.
But North-Western province permanent secretary Ephraim Mateyo assured the traditional leader of government’s commitment to improving the welfare of the people in the chiefdom.
He said the Patriotic Front government under the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu was committed to uplifting the living standards of the people not only in North-Western but the entire Zambia.
He also said that now that elections were over, there was need for people to concentrate on development and put the differences aside.