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Government sets aside K.7.2 trillion for developing Muchinga province

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Government has set aside K7.2 trillion for the 2013 to 2015 phase one developmental plan for Muchinga province.

Muchinga Province minister Malozo Sichone disclosed this saying the money will go towards the building of infrastructure in all the six districts the region.

Mr. Sichone named the districts as Chinsali, Mpika, Isoka, Nakonde, Mafinga and Chama.

He told ZANIS in an interview shortly after closing of the two day provincial development coordinating consultative committee which was held Chinsali over the weeked.

He said the funds will also be used for the construction and upgrading of various roads in the province and the construction of Mpika and Chinsali general hospitals and staff houses.

Mr. Sichone added that other projects that will be carried in the first phase of the development plan includes the construction of 10 health posts in each of the six districts and 20 boarding schools in the province.

The first ever Muchinga Province developmental coordinating meeting, which came to a close yesterday, was attended by all Members of Parliament (MPs) from constituencies in that region, District Commissioners (DCs) and other key stakeholders.

It was held to discuss ways of enhancing developmental projects in all the six districts in the province.

Meanwhile, Chinsali Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Mulenga called for the quick implementation of various projects in order to realise the dream of creating Muchinga as the tenth province of Zambia.

On the other hand, Chief Chibesakunda of the Bemba people of Chinsali urged other traditional rulers in the district to work with the government of the day in fostering development in the province.

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