WDCs cardinal for development-Councilor
PEOPLE at grassroots level need to be part of the development process hence the importance of having a Ward Development Committees (WDC), Tunvwanganai ward councilor, Kyapalushi Kapatamoyo has said
In an interview with the Daily Nation in Solwezi yesterday, Ms Kapatamoyo disclosed that her ward did not have a WDC in place saying government should look into the matter.
Ms Kapatamoyo called on government through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing to come up with a statutory instrument that would allow wards which do not have WDCs to be formed so that development was made more effective and accessible to everyone.
She said as enshrined in the decentralization policy framework, the people at grassroots level needed to be part of the development process. “It is my humble appeal to the central government through the Ministry of local government and housing to seriously consider coming up with another SI that will allow the formation of ward development committees in all the wards that do not have them in place,” Ms Kapatamoyo said.
She said it was very difficult for her to work without a committee in place hence the appeal.
‘’As you know from the statutory obligations, WDCs are the first stop in terms of development. So, as a councilor you cannot work efficiently without these WDCs,’’ she said.