Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, says government is committed to improving infrastructure in district councils across the country.
Nankhumwa made the remarks over the weekend when he handed over a K206 million office complex to Chiradzulu District Council which was built with financial assistance from the Local Development Fund (LDF).
Nankhumwa said the construction of the office complex is a clear indication that government is geared to give civil servants a conducive working environment to boost their morale.
“Officers at the council were operating from a very old office constructed during the Colonial Era, way back in the 60s,” said the minister adding that the new office complex will enable government officers to work under one roof and coordinate effectively.
The minister urged the council staff to take care of the structure and maintain it regularly.
In his remarks, Chairperson for Chiradzulu District Council, Emmanuel Kamwendo, commended government for the initiative saying apart from providing a conducive working environment, the office complex will also change the outlook of the Boma.
“The structure has complemented the efforts to face-lift Chiradzulu Boma. Our desire to have a good office has been accomplished and we now hope communities will be served better,” said Kamwendo.
On his part, LDF Executive Director, Charles Mandala, disclosed that his office will also procure furniture for the office complex.
Apart from the offices for government officers, the new office complex also has a conference room and an office for the council chairperson.