THREE KALUMBILA CHIEFDOMS RE­CEIVE K5M PROJECTS

Daily Nation Newspaper - - 12 NORTH-WESTERN NEWS - By MARTIN MUSUNKA - Story cour­tesy of SUMA SYS­TEMS

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.

Chief Mu­mena

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