Ruling Patriotic Front General Secretary Wynter Kabimba has said the realignment of district such as Itezhi-Itezhi and Chirundu was in line with the party’s desire to improve local governance and promote economic development in the whole country.
Mr. Kabimba said PF was committed to devolving power to local communities in order to enhance the development process especially in the rural areas.
Mr. Kabimba was speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka today.
He added that all the districts were created to promote the decentralization of government administration and revenue allocation directly to the needy areas.
He stated that it was the party’s policy to ensure that all parts of the country develop at the same pace with equitable allocation of financial resources by government.
Mr. Kabimba noted that people who are opposing to the realignment of new districts are not doing it in a faithful manner.
He further said government shall, according to the PF manifesto, increase the budgetary allocation to councils and disburse councils’ grants efficiently considering the level and standard of infrastructure development in particular districts.
And commenting on whether the parentage case of former President Rupiah Banda would be resumed, Mr. Kabimba said government was still pursuing the case and it was before the courts of law.
He said that if it will be discovered that he was not Zambian, he will not be entitled to pension.