Mansa, February 10, 2015, ZANIS ——— Newly appointed Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Borniface Chibwali says it will be difficult to attract investors in Luapula province if the
power problem is not addressed.
Mr Chimbwali says although many strides are underway to address the power problems in the province there is need to expedite the process if the province is to receive the much needed investment.
The permanent Secretary pointed out the 3000 hectors land in Chembe District planned for the Multi Facility Zone as one that would need enough power if it is to be successful.
ZANIS reports that the Permanent Secretary said this when he met heads of department from both the government and the private sector at the provincial administration conference hall yesterday.
Mr Chimbwali says he is committed to ensuring that the province receives the investment it needs but indicated that there is need to work as a team if this is to be a reality.
He says there is need for all the departments to work together and ensure that all the necessary issues are addressed around any development in the province.
Earlier Luapula Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Joyce Nsamba commended the heads of departments for their hard work.
She thanked the Heads of department for ensuring that the province remains on track to the development agenda during the transitional period.
And Luapula province Medical Officer Dr Mathews Ngambi called on the newly appointed Permanent Secretary to look into ways of improving the tourism and the agriculture sector and water transport in the
Dr Ngambi observed that the province has continued to lag behind in many sectors saying there is need to ensure that the people in the province receive quality education, health and safe drinking water saying development hinges on such sectors.