MINISTER OF FINANCE FELIX MUTATI has reiterated the commitment of Government, under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, to build a bridge across the Zambezi River to connect the east and west banks of the Zambezi River, in Zambezi District of North Western Province.

The Minister also advised the North-Western Provincial Administration to expedite the preparation of a presentation on the proposed Zambezi Bridge so that the matter is tabled before Cabinet as an activity for consideration in the 2018 National Budget.

“I concur with the earlier view of the Provincial Minister that for oil exploration works to commence on the west bank, the bridge must be erected as there will be need to carry heavy metal and equipment across the Zambezi River,” stated Mr. Mutati.

Mr. Mutati was speaking when he represented President Lungu as Guest of Honour at the 2017 Likumbi Lya Mize Traditional Ceremony of the Luvale Speaking People, held at Mize Headquarters, Zambezi District.

Responding to a concern by Mr. Kanguya, Likumbi Lya Mize Organizing Chairperson, Minister Mutati made the assurance that as he got back to Lusaka, he will “make sure that funds are released to begin construction of a police post on the west bank.”

AND North-Western Province Minister Richard Kapita called for measures to spread the popularity of performing arts and skills across all the regions of Zambia,” adding that, “tourism development is not only dependent on natural resources but also on talent development.”

The Provincial Minister said this when he addressed the audience which had just been treated to awesome performances by the Makishi and various Likumbi Lya Mize cultural performance groups from around the country.



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