Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Chief Mumena calls for orderly development of Solwezi

Chief Mumena calls for orderly development of Solwezi
By Bivan Saluseki in Solwezi
Wednesday February 06, 2008 [03:00]

CHIEF Mumena of the Kaonde people has called for orderly development of Solwezi in view of the investments that are taking place. And chief Mumena said the Kasempa-Mumbwa route should be opened up to traffic to decongest the Solwezi-Chingola road. In an interview at his palace, chief Mumena said there should be proper planning of the area including roads in Solwezi.

"In view of the mining developments that are taking place in Solwezi and the copper that is being mined here, right now the route that is being used is from Solwezi into Lusaka. That is almost over 600 kilometres and yet there is a shorter route from Solwezi into Lusaka which is less than 300 kilometres, passing through Kasempa into Mumbwa," he said.

He said the Kasempa- Mumbwa route would be shorter for people of Kasempa, Solwezi and Mwinilunga to transport their finished products.

Chief Mumena also said his chiefdom was supplying unskilled and semi-skilled workers to Lumwana Mine. He said his palace was an information centre and was a point of contact to Lumwana Mining Company.

He said most of those being captured were on the local employment database which was compiled in June last year.

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At 1:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheif Mumena is a visionary and a good man who cares about his people - this is rare in Africa


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