7 December 2012

Zambia: Seven More Districts Created

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has created seven more districts in his continued robust programme to decentralise Government operations.

The new districts are Nkeyema, Limulunga and Mwandi in Western Province, Luano, Chisamba and Chitambo in Central Province along with Shiwang'andu in Muchinga Province, where the President commissioned a mini-hydro-power station two days ago.

This brings the total number of districts across the country to 95.

Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, George Chellah announced the development in Lusaka yesterday.

"I have directed the provincial leadership in Western, Central and Muchinga provinces to liaise with all the stakeholders, political parties and their royal highnesses in order for them to establish the centre where the district headquarters will be situated," President Sata said.

The President said the Patriotic Front administration was determined to decentralise Government operations for effective delivery of services to the masses.

Other districts created are Rufunsa, Chirundu and Chilanga in Lusaka Province, Pemba, Zimba, and Chikankata in Southern Province.

In Western Province, the President created Sikongo, Nalolo, Sioma, Mitete, Mulobezi and Luampa districts.

Elsewhere, there is Manyinga in North-Western Province, Chembe in Luapula Province and Nsama in Northern Province.

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