Friday, August 21, 2009

Rupiah leaves for Northern Province today

Rupiah leaves for Northern Province today
Written by Ernest Chanda
Friday, August 21, 2009 5:03:53 PM

PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda is today expected to leave for Northern Province on a two-day working visit. According to a statement released yesterday by special assistant to the President for press and public relations Dickson Jere, President Banda would be accompanied by tourism minister Catherine Namugala, agriculture minister Dr Brian Chituwo and lands deputy minister Michael Mabenga.

President Banda is expected to commission the recently constructed Kalungu Bridge in Kasama and inspect rehabilitation works on the Kasama-Mbala and Mpulungu roads.

He is also expected to pay a courtesy call on Paramount chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people before the start of his official business.

President Banda is also scheduled to hold meetings with church leaders, headmen and senior MMD officials in the province before returning to Lusaka.

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