Nsenga chief wants better road
Written by Millennium on August 5, 2019
LINDA SOKO TEMBO writes
CHIEFTAINESS Nyanje of the Nsenga people of Sinda district in Eastern Province has asked Government to urgently work on the Sinda-Nyanje road because it is in a bad state.
Speaking when Eastern Province permanent secretary Buleti Nsemukela paid a courtesy call on her at her palace at the weekend, Chieftainess Nyanje said lives had been lost in the process of transferring patients.
She said some pregnant women gave birth on the way to the local health facility because of the bad state of the road.
Another area of great concern she addressed was that her chiefdom lacked safe drinking water in most communities and that it was important that the issue was resolved as soon as possible.
“Apart from the bad road that we have in the chiefdom we also need Government to look into the issue of lack and safe drinking water in most communities. It has to be addressed soon through the provision of water boreholes and dams,” Chieftainess Nyanje said.
Mr Nsemukela said he was in the area to acquaint himself with the problems people were facing.
It was not pleasing to hear of reports that some people died on the way to the hospital because of bad roads.
Mr Nsemukela was also sadden by the non-availability of electricity in Kathumba Chiefdom and it was discouraging civil servants from working in such areas.
He advised Katete and Sinda members of Parliament to work closely with traditional leaders if problems facing communities had to be resolved.