Southern Province Minister Cornelius Mweetwa has disclosed that government in last two years managed to construct and rehabilitate several structures that include health and education facilities in Chief Nyawa’s Chiefdom.
Speaking at the Guta Mwenzebbwe traditional ceremony of Chief Nyawa yesterday Mr. Mweetwa said Government has prioritized the plight of delivering mothers by rehabilitating three health posts and six maternity annexes at Busanga, Nguba and Katondo health facilities.
He said a Mini Hospital has also been completed and awaits commissioning.
“Six maternity annexes have been built with support from water aid while five are under construction using the Constituency Development fund CDF and the procurement of medical equipment and furniture is underway,” he said.
Mr. Mweetwa said 70 health centre kits were also supplied to the district adding that all newly constructed health facilities will be stocked with medicine to save lives.
He said government allocated Kazungula District with 90 health workers from 2022 health workers recruitment that are currently serving in various facilities adding that the district is yet to receive more officers in the next recruitment which is underway.
The Minister also highlighted developmental projects that are ongoing in the chiefdom such as connecting the area to the National Power Grid through the Rural Electrification Authority REA.
He said the project is day by day making progress as the contractor is on site at various points.
“As I was coming, I can confirm to you that very soon, Nyawa Chiefdom will be lit as works to electrify the area are fast running with REA’’, he said.
Mr. Mweetwa further commented on the construction of the Nyawa-Zimba Road whose works have commenced saying the road will improve movements of people, delivery of goods and services once completed.
“The Nyawa-Zimba Road once completed is expected to alleviate challenges of movements of both people and goods,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chief Nyawa thanked government for the provision of the increased Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which has been described as a game changer as well as the road network which had been a challenge for a long time.
Speaking through a representative, John Simuuba, the Chief said the CDF has transformed many lives in his chiefdom starting from health sector, education empowerment and bursaries.
“We have seen great improvement in the road network and I can attest that some schools in the chiefdom have received desks through CDF, a thing that has improved the learning environment of our children,” he said.
The traditional leader also echoed on the back to school policy stating that it has lessened the financial burden of sending children to school.
“Many parents have appreciated this policy as it has eased financial burden of sending children to school, “he said.
The Chief further appealed to the government for a construction of police posting as the distance covered to Kazungula is far from the chiefdom.
“We lobby for a police post in whichever way possible, but utmost we would appreciate a declaration of Nyawa as a standalone district owing to its geographical location away from Kazungula District Administration,” he said.