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No new districts anymore, says Veep

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  • Ms Wina said with the current economic situation, Government would not risk creating any new district. She was responding to UPND Chavuma MP, Victor Lumayi, who wanted to know whether Government would consider creating a new district in Chavuma for development to accelerate.

By SILUMESI MALUMO
GOVERNMENT will not create any new districts because the economy cannot take extra responsibilities, Vice-President Inonge Wina has said.

Ms Wina said with the current economic situation, Government would not risk creating any new district. She was responding to UPND Chavuma MP, Victor Lumayi, who wanted to know whether Government would consider creating a new district in Chavuma for development to accelerate. Mr Lumayi said that he had written to Government requesting that a new district to be called Kashishi be created in Chavuma so that meaningful development could be realised.
But Ms Wina said creating a new district specifically in Chavuma would be a serious burden.
The Vice-President indicated that when a new district was created there was need to allocate resources for infrastructure development but the economy could not hold such responsibility.
Ms Wina however said it was shocking that the UPND MP was requesting for the creation of a new district when his party opposed the programme which was started by the PF founding President Michael Sata.
She said that the programme which the late president introduced was meant to decentralise power for the people to access services but the UPND extensively opposed it.

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