A councillor in Mandevu constituency has called on other councillors within the country to partner with various stakeholders in a bid to bring development to their areas while another councillor in Luanshya has embarked on a program to sensitise community members on how best they can dispose off garbage in his area. A councillor in Mandevu constituency has called on other councillors within the country to partner with various stakeholders in a bid to bring development to their areas.
Roma Ward 17 councillor Norman Nyendwa told the Lusaka Star in an interview that councillors should come up with developmental initiatives that would help supplement government’s efforts to develop their areas.
Mr. Nyendwa said through various partnerships, Roma Ward 17 especially Ngombe and Maziopa compounds have continued to witness various developmental projects aimed at bettering the lives’ of the residents.
“In working together with various stakeholders, we managed to partner with Airtel Zambia who made a contribution of K90,000 to help facelift Ng’ombe clinic. Through this partnership, we managed to paint the Clinic, purchase lab equipment as well as furnish the maternity ward,” he added.
The Councillor revealed that about 400 roads will be constructed to link major infrastructures such as schools, hospitals and police posts in Roma Ward 17.
“There has been positive development since I came into office. So far, the Zambezi road and Ng’ombe clinic have been renovated… earlier, patients had to go to either Chipata Clinic or Kaunda Square Clinic to access medical care as Ng’ombe Clinic did not have all the necessary equipment, this is now a thing of the past” Mr. Nyendwa noted.
Meanwhile, a Luanshya councillor has embarked on a program to sensitise community members on how best they can dispose off garbage in his area.
Justine Kabwe ward 21 councillor Francis Mwenya, said disposing off garbage in designated places is one way of reducing water borne diseases in the community and keeping the environment clean especially that the rainy season was fast approaching.
He urged residents of his ward to pay for waste management services provided by the City Council through the Solid Waste Management Unit for efficient service delivery.
“Most people in the ward are rigid to the idea of paying for garbage collection even when the amount is affordable for all the members” Mr. Mwenya said.
He was however quick to warn people in the habit of dumping garbage in undesignated areas to desist from such vices.
“If such behaviours are dealt with, this ward can even be the cleanest among all wards in Luanshya,” he added.
Mr. Mwenya has since called on members of the public to work together with their respective ward councillors to formulate and implement various developmental initiatives in their areas.