THREE KALUMBILA CHIEFDOMS RECEIVE K5M PROJECTS
THE Lumwana Community Trust (LCT) has handed over health and education infrastructure to communities in all the three chiefdoms of Mukumbi, Mumena and Matebo in Kalumbila district of North-Western Province worth K5, 564, 667.69.
And Barrick Lumwana Mining Company (LMC) says it is committed to remain a relevant Government partner in the development crusade by contributing to the achievement of the Seventh National Development Plan and the Vision 2030.
Speaking during handover ceremonies in the three chiefdoms, LMC country executive director, Nathan Chishimba said the mining company was focused on improving the education sector through school infrastructure improvement and promoting other education activities through various educational scholarships. In Senior Chief Mukumbi, LCT spent a total of K2,034,464.45 for the construction of a 1 X 3 classroom block at Munkozhi School at a cost of K413,540, building of three staff houses and three VIP toilets and electrification of three staff houses at Lumwana East School at K1,083,637.20 and K76,000 respectively.
A further K461, 287.25 was spent on the wall fence and corridor at the Holy Family Clinic.In Chief Mumena’s chiefdom, a total of K1, 608,803.24 was spent on the building of a 1 X 3 classroom block and electrification at Mumena High School, erection of a 1 X 3 classroom block at Kambulubulu School and Mushingashi School, six VIP toilets at Kipemba School and three VIP toilets at Tundula School.
Two water-borne toilets were also built at Mbulungu School, complete with all plumbing works. In Chief Matebo’s chiefdom, the projects handed over include a 1 X 2 classroom block, two staff houses and two VIP toilets at Kakaindu School, a rural health centre and four VIP toilets at Kimikanga rural health centre, which were valued at K1,921,400.
In a speech read on his behalf by Lumwana Mine community development coordinator, Joseph Pyele, Mr Chishimba said all the projects were implemented and supervised through the LCT which is a community-driven organisation hosted by the three chiefdoms of Mukumbi, Mumena and Matebo.“This is a demonstration by Lumwana Mining Company of our strong desire to deliver community development to the grassroots through the involvement of community-based citizens,” he said.
He expressed happiness that the communities demonstrated commitment towards all the projects by contributing 25 percent of the total budget which led to the successful completion of this project.