By JAMES KUNDA –
CHIEFTAINESS Mpanshya of the Solo people in Rufunsa District has praised President Edgar Lungu’s efforts towards developing rural areas countrywide.
The traditional leader is happy with the Head of State’s will to electrify rural areas and ensure that the people living in such areas also have access to other services such as health and education.
She said this during a closed door meeting with President Lungu at her palace in Rufunsa yesterday.
This is according to Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda who briefed journalists on the content of the meeting.
“The discussion was basically that the Chieftainess requested the President to look at the challenges that the chiefdom was facing in terms of education and the need for a solar milling plant.
Mr Lungu, who also toured the traditional leader’s palace which is under construction, called for quick completion.
Meanwhile, the Head of State began his day in Rufunsa with a tour of selected developmental projects which are under construction.
Among the projects visited include the Rufunsa post office, police staff houses and the 132/33 kilovolts Mpanshya substation.
The substation, being constructed by Zesco at a cost of US$63 million funded by the Exim Bank of India, is set for commissioning in December this year to boost electricity to Rufunsa and surrounding areas.