President Rupiah Band will Saturday travel to Chongwe District for campaigns and the commissioning of the Chongwe Water Treatment Plant.
His spokesperson Dickson Jere explained that President Banda has made provision of safe drinking water one of his key priorities since assuming office in 2008, ‘and tomorrow’s event is testimony of the MMD Government’s commitment to the promises it has made to the Zambian people.’
Jere said the Government has provided Chongwe District with financial resources for the improvement of rural sanitation, including areas around Luangwa Bridge which also require good sanitation.
‘Provision of such life-supporting services is in line with President Banda’s seven-point development plan which he intends to implement from 2011 to 2016. Point number-seven is on how the MMD Goverment will ensure the creation of a better health service for all Zambians,’ he said.
While in Chongwe, the president Banda will also address his first public rally in Lusaka Province since the announcement of the date for the tripartite elections which will be held on September 20, 2011.
“Once again, the Head of State will explain to the Chongwe electorate the reasons why he should be re-elected, having already delivered unprecedented infrastructure development and improved the Zambian economy,” said Jere.