Caritas Chipata has urged traditional leaders to engage government on some road projects that have stalled.
Caritas Good Governance Programs Co-coordinator, John Mthadziko Zulu said in a press statement that it is the duty of traditional leaders to contribute to making the elected people accountable for their actions towards developmental projects.
Mr. Zulu says road works such as the Chipata- Chadiza, Chipata-Vubwi and Chadiza-Katete have stopped for the past three years adding that Chiefs need to seriously question government why the projects have stalled.
He says Chiefs should not concentrate on making statements on political campaigns because it is not their duty to do so.
Mr. Zulu added that traditional leaders should also find out from government why rural areas are treated as second class.
He says that most development projects are taking place on the Copperbelt and in Lusaka at the expense of rural areas like Chipata.
Mr. Zulu expressed concern over the continuous meetings by chiefs discussing politics instead of development.