MP defends Mkushi development
Mkushi District has not been left out on the development vehicle, Mkushi north Member of Parliament (MP) Doreen Mwape has said.
In an interview with the Daily Nation, Ms. Mwape said since the Patriotic Front (PF) government came into power, Mkushi has benefited in various developmental projects.
Ms. Mwape pointed out construction of the ever District hospital as major milestone for the district since independence. She said the hospital project has reached the verge of 98% in terms of completion to see it open to the public.
The area MP said if the hospital comes into full operational, would promote good quality health care and reduce congestion at the District Community Hospital.
“This shows that the PF government has demonstrated good leadership in Mkushi and the district has benefited from developmental projects.
Mkushi has never had the District hospital since independence but with the PF government here we are the Hospital has been erected.” Ms. Mwape explained.
Ms. Mwape further mentioned acquisition of 61 solar hammer mills that will be rolled out in all the 14 wards as great achievement for the district. She said the move will accelerate agricultural productivity in the area being the bread basket of the nation and create youth employment.
The law maker said her constituency has also benefited five health posts out of the 650 health facilities country wide project.
Ms. Mwape further cited introduction of social cash transfer loans as something Mkushi women should be proud of. She said the development will enhance livelihood of women in the district.
She also explained that Fiwila mission will soon be connected to the ZESCO power grid a situation she called as perfect development.
“PF under President Edigar Lungu want to take development to all corners of the country.” Ms. Mwape said.
Ms. Mwape charged that development is not only about construction of township roads but looking into other avenues both urban and in rural communities that enhance peoples’ lives. She added that just recently government awarded a Chinese contractor to accomplish a 20.3km Township road stretch abandoned by Karen motors who had the contract terminated.
She has since appealed to the people of Mkushi to exercise patience as development is not triggered in a day but with time.
Ms. Mwape’s reaction came in the wake of some section of society complaining that Mkushi district is lagging behind in development as compared to other districts.