GRZ Pays out K200 000 As Compensation To Rufunsa Families.
GOVERNMENT has paid out K200,000 as compensation to the families who were living on the 2,000 hectares of land belonging Chief Mpashya which was released for infrastructure development in Rufunsa district, Lusaka Province.
Speaking during the handover ceremony in Rufunsa on Thursday, Lusaka Province permanent secretary Sturdy Mwale said the Patriotic Front ( PF) government cares for all Zambians.
Mr Mwale the government has ensured that the residents living within the land allocated for infrastructure development are well- taken care of by compensating them.
“ In addition, we have ensured that the affected families are given well- planned plots while others will be integrated in the nearby villages. No one will be thrown outside of Rufunsa as alleged by some opposition political parties,” he said.
Mr Mwale said Government has prioritised the needs of the people and is tirelessly working hard to ensure these needs are catered for even at district level.
He said today Rufunsa can boast of having government time since independence.
Mr Mwale said the idea of building these offices is to bring services closer to the people and create employment opportunities to the local people.
He thanked Chief Mpashya for his continued support for Government programmes in Rufunsa district.
“ The government cannot do it alone, therefore, at this point, I want to urge all the people of Rufunsa to work together with Government to ensure sustainable development,” he said.
And Rufunsa district commissioner Judith Chama urged the beneficiaries to put the money they received from Government to good use.
Ms Chama appealed to all the six families to start building houses as soon as possible to avoid the temptation of misusing the money.
Representative of the beneficiaries, Febby Tembo, thanked the PF government for fulfilling its promises.
Ms Tembo said some political parties told them that the PF would not fulfil its promises, but that the government has proved such parties wrong.
First Lady Esther Lungu is also expected in Rufunsa on Sunday on a three- day visit.