Thursday, May 10, 2012
By Christopher Miti in Chipata
Thu 10 May 2012, 17:50 CAT
SENIOR Chief Nzamane of the Ngoni people says he will always remain an enemy of poverty.
Speaking when Luangeni independent member of parliament Charles Zulu and Chipata mayor Goodson Thole paid a courtesy call on him on Tuesday, chief Nzamane said it was unfortunate that some people invite poverty in their lives by not listening to proper advice aimed at eradicating poverty.
"I don't want poverty (in my area) even hunger I don't want it, even diseases, I don't want them but it is difficult to avoid," chief Nzamane said.
He urged his subjects to safeguard things that belong to the community.
Chief Nzamane said the people should take care of things such as the local court that was located at his palace.
He said the introduction of solar water pumps was welcome in the area.
Chief Nzamane said there was need for more sensitisation programmes on the solar water pumps.
And Zulu who is also mines, energy and water development deputy minister said he was in the constituency with engineers from his ministry to assess the area before the introduction of solar water pumps.
He said it was important to meet the local leadership before the introduction of the new programme.
Zulu also cautioned the contractor who was constructing Chikando High School to do a good job.
He said the government had set aside K23 billion for the project and that it could not be good for a contractor to do a shoddy job.
Thole who is also Chikando ward councillor said the community in the area needs a strong school.
Zulu and Thole put Marike engineers limited site engineer Charles Kalota to task over the sub-standard crushed stones that were allegedly being used.
Kalota pledged that his company would do a good job and ensure that the works were completed on schedule.