Govt approves nine community projects in Gwembe constituency


Government has approved nine community projects in Gwembe Constituency, securing a total allocation of K16.5 million from the 2024 Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

The approved projects include the construction of three, 1 by 3 classroom blocks with water reticulation and an ablution block at Mbeza Community School in Siampande Ward, according to Gwembe Town Council Public Relations Officer, Coswell Habtuba.

Hantuba in a statement issued in Gwembe on Wednesday identified other projects as Mapenzi Community School in Kkole Ward and Halumamba Community School in Makuyu Ward.

“Other projects are the construction of two staff houses with water reticulation at Chilamba Community School in Sompani Ward and procurement of 1,509 Desks worth K2,414,200.14,” he said.

Hantuba stated that this aligns with President Hakainde Hichilema’s directive to eliminate the cases of pupils seating on the floor by December 2024.

He disclosed further that K3 million had been designated for the ongoing road construction and equipment repairs while an additional K2.7 million had been reserved for the procurement of an ambulance.

“K1.5 million will go towards the procurement of a Hearse to ease the transportation of deceased relatives by residents in the constituency,” Hantuba said.

He added that a further K75,000 had been allocated for the acquisition of a motorbike for Chief Munyumbwe’s retainer aimed at enhancing Chiefdom operations.

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Hantuba stated that K1,385,058 had been allocated to skills development benefiting 108 students, along with K149,070 designated for secondary school boarding.

Commenting on the development, Gwembe Member of Parliament, Tyson Simuzingili commended the Provincial Local Government Officer for facilitating the speedy approval of the projects.

The lawmaker said this emphasized the new dawn government’s dedication to development.

Simuzingili implored the local authorities in Gwembe to ensure a prompt procurement process to ensure that beneficiaries start seeing results as soon as possible.

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