Mutotye Kafwaya: Development does not come in a lump sum
Transport and Communications Minister Mutotye Kafwaya says President Edgar Lungu must be commended for taking development to all parts of Zambia.
Mr Kafwaya said although more still needs to be done, most areas of the country have received a share of development in the last nine years of the PF reign.
He said it would be unfair for people to expect President Lungu to address all their concerns at the same time because development is a process.
Mr Kafwaya was speaking on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on Chama District Commissioner Leonard Ngoma at his office.
The Transport and Communications Minister was in Chama to commission the Zamtel Chimbilima Communication tower in the area.
“Yes I know there are problems with the Matumbo-Chama roads and we are committed to completing the remaining stretch but I want to also inform you that we have a lot of roads, was on the Copperbelt the other day and Chingola now has beautiful roads,” Mr Kafwaya said.
“What should be understood is that development does not come in a lump sum. In the nine years of PF, we have done roads, hospitals, schools but we know that there is still plenty of work to be done,” he said.
And speaking later at the launch of the Chimbilima communications tower, Mr Kafwaya said government is committed to taking communication services to all parts of the country.
Mr Kafwaya commended Zamtel for taking communication services in hard to reach areas where some players are not interested in serving.
He said the advent of the Covid pandemic has demonstrated the huge importance of reliable communication services.
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