With almost a year before the 2021 General Elections, Solwezi East Constituency in North-western Province has achieved 90 percent of the infrastructure development agenda, with classroom blocks in various schools and health post being rehabilitated and constructed in the constituency.
And residents of Mushindamo District in Solwezi East Constituency are happy with the developmental projects that have been scored in the last four years.
They are pleased that within that period, CDF has been used prudently in constructing and rehabilitating schools and health institutions in the constituency, situated in the North Western part of Zambia.
The residents, however, want Government to increase the CDF allocation to parliamentarians to allow them complete their developmental projects.
According to a report on the utilisation of CDF in Mushindamo District made available to the media, Law-maker Kintu, has continued working on various developmental projects such as the construction and rehabilitation of classroom blocks at various schools in Mushindamo district most of whom have reached completion point.
The report cites the construction of 1 X 3 classroom block at Mujimanzovu Primary School in
Mujimanzovu ward, mounting of staff houses at Mushindamo Primary School in
construction of Staff houses at Kamabende Primary School in
Mulonga ward, completion of 1 X 2 classroom block at Kashinge Community School in
Mapunga Ward, building of 1 X 2 classroom block at Fipansa Community School in
Kangwena Ward and completion of 1 X 2 classroom block at Kyeya Primary School in
In addition to that , Mr Kintu in collaboration with the community had directed their energies on constructing staff houses at Kashiba Primary School, Kichile Primary School in
Mujimanzovu ward respectively.
The report further cites the construction of Health post in Kashiba in
When reached for a comment, Kaindu Mumena, a long time resident of Mushindamo District said he is happy that CDF in the area has been used exceptionally well in the last four years of Mr Kintu’s reign.
He said Mr Kintu has worked round the clock to ensure that funds are placed on intended projects to the satisfaction of his electorates.
” I am happy that classroom blocks and staff houses have been constructed at school, Mujimanzovu Primary School which is my former school” he said, ” Kudos to the MP and his team. They deserve another five year mandate.”
And Gillian Jimwala, another resident of Mushindamo District in Kalilele Ward said the area has attained massive development since Mr Kintu took over as area Member of Parliament because of his ability to lobby the Central Government.
She said unlike other parliamentarians who turn their backs on the electorates once voted into office, Mr Kintu has remained focused in improving the livelihood of the people that put him in office.
She, however, pleaded with government to improve CDF allocation to Members of Parliament.
According to the report, Solwezi East Constituency received K700, 000, K500, 000, in 2017 and 2018 respectively while between 2018 and 2019 K1, 100, 000 was received.