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Chembe water blues worry Sebastian C. Kopulande

Chembe water blues worry Sebastian C. Kopulande

July 25
17:19 2017

Flanked by Patriotic Front Chembe Member of Parliament (MP) Sebeastian C. Kopulande, Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, Community Development Minister Ms. Emerine Kabanshi, Acting Zambian President and Vice President Inonge Wina flags off Luapula Expo bicycle ride with Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa 20 July 2017

By Derrick Sinjela and Jessie Zimba

CHEMBE Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Sebastian Kopulande is worried that people in his district lack proper supply of water despite being located on the banks of one of the Luapula river in Luapula Province.

Mr. Kopulande laments that constituents continue to grapple with teething water blues. Speaking in an interview in Lusaka, flanked by Media Consultant, Ms. Kunda Mando, Mr. Kopulande said water blues in the area are a war he is determined to fight in fostering better living standards for the electorates.

“My people have no access to clean water despite Chembe Constituency being located on the banks of Luapula river. My people are not happy over this lack of access to water,” cried an optimistic Kopulande as he indicated a resolve to overcome the challenge.

Secondly, Mr. Kopulande poor community infrastructure evident by deplorable roads which annually frustrate distribution of agricultural inputs and collection of farm produced harvested by the farming communities in Chembe Constituency.

“We face difficulty ferrying agricultural from farming areas to Food Reserve Agency (FRA) depots due to the poor road network in Chembe Constituency,” observed Kopulande. Another obstacle to development identified by Mr. Kopulande is absence of telecommunications facilities within Chembe Constituency. Mr. Kopulande implored Airtel Zambia, MTN Zambia and ZAMTEL to connect Chembe Constituency on the Zambian telecommunications hub.

Further, Mr. Kopulande says he is interfacing with Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba to resolve the lack of telecommunications services in Chembe Constituency. Noting strength in numbers and the parlance of old that one finger cannot pick lice, Kopulande is working with the National Pensions Scheme (NAPSA) to open a NAPSA Agency in the Chembe Constituency for the benefit of the electorates.

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