President Edgar Lungu has assured Mupepetwe Engineering and Contracting Company workers of the government’s support.
President Lungu expressed regret during a tour of the institution in Serenje yesterday, saying that everything put up at the institution during the Kaunda administration was destroyed when UNIP left office.
He did, however, assure that the Patriotic Front (PF) government was determined to restore the institution to its former glory.
”What happened here is that when MMD took over, they destroyed everything Dr Kaunda had put up but here we are putting up things within a short period of time but we will be there,” he said.
And addressing staff at MECCO, President Lungu urged staff not to lose hope but that government was doing everything possible to ensure that the place regains its original status.
He promised the workers that government will procure new equipment by September this year.
ZANIS reports that MECCO General Manager Masiye Tembo led the Head of State and his Entourage on a conducted tour of the institution.
And later, in Chief Kabamba’s chiefdom, President Edgar Lungu met with Chief Kabamba, Chibale, and Chieftainess Serenje.
During the meeting, the President assured the chiefs that the peace would be maintained in the Presidential and general elections next week.
President Lungu also announced that K3 million had been set aside for youth empowerment programmes in central province, and that two Rosa minibuses had already been purchased and stationed at the provincial administration.
Previously, Chief Kabamba thanked the government for the area’s ongoing development.