Chipata DC defended from allegations of abuse of office

Kapata Ward Councilor, Yona Banda, has clarified that the roads being worked on in East Rise area in Chipata are being graded under a planned road works project.

Mr. Banda says reports that the roads in the area are being graded because Chipata District Commissioner, Kalunga Zulu influenced the council are not true.

He explained that the road in question, was already under a list of roads to be graded in Kapata Ward.

The councilor says that roads in the area are being worked on under CDF, Constituency Development Fund roads project being carried out in Chipata Central Constituency.

Mr. Banda says that the target is to grade roads in East Rise area up to where houses for the forestry department are located.

Last week, some Chipata residents accused Mr. Zulu of having influenced the council to grade the road because it leads to his house.

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