Solwezi, March 13, 2015,ZANIS…Government has allocated K664,000 for the upgrading of the road from Solwezi to St Francis in Chief Kapingampanga’s area.
This was disclosed by North Western Province Minister Dawson Kafwaya at the commemoration of Youth day activities at St Francis in Solwezi yesterday.
Mr Kafwaya added that the government was aware of the bad state of other roads requiring attention in the area.
Mr. Kafwaya said it was not possible for the government to carry out all the projects at the same time but noted that plans were also underway to improve sporting activities in Chief Kapijimpanga’s area.
The minister called on the youths not to work in isolation but in groups and come up with viable proposals for projects that would uplift their living standards and create jobs for themselves instead of looking up to government for jobs.
Mr. Kafwaya cautioned the youths against indulging in reckless beer drinking, smoking dagga and other practices that would ruin their future, adding that today’s youth should confront illiteracy, unemployment and lack of skills as part of the struggle for development.
He stressed that the government under the able leadership of President Edgar Lungu is doing everything possible to ensure that all young people have access to education and training and that government is determined to reduce poverty and unemployment.
The Minister also advised health personnel in the area to take good care of the patients as their obligation and not use bad language and abscond from duties.
He emphasized that teachers who involved themselves in beer drinking instead of concentrating on teaching should be reported to his office.
And Chief Kapijimpanga speaking through his representative warned parents against giving away their daughters into early marriages, saying he would not condone such behavior in his chiefdom and that parents found doing that would be dealt with.
Mr Kafwaya has also donated some footballs and jerseys to six football teams in Chief Kapijimpanga’s area.
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