Northern Province Director of Finance Brusho Kabengele has commended the Zambia National Service (ZNS) for its role in the implementation of various developmental projects in the province.
Mr. Kabengele says the defence wing has a pool of knowledge and expertise which should fully be exploited to benefit the country.
He was speaking when a team of ZNS personnel paid a courtesy call on his office.
Mr Kabengele, who later accompanied the team to appreciate ongoing works at the Kasama airport where ZNS is one of the contractors, said the provincial leadership is happy with the works so far.
He added that the provincial leadership will support the service in all its undertakings as it is adding value to the province and country at large.
” Here in the province, we know that you are undertaking a number of projects such as the akasokoshi dam in Luwingu, the eleven-kilometer leading to the ukusefya pangwena, two kilometers to the provincial office and the Kasama airport itself which is our main baby.
“We are excited because once this airport is complete, it will have multiplier effects and impact many sectors in the province which will also result in job creation for our youths because traffic flow will increase ” he noted.
Meanwhile ZNS Director of Marketing and Public Relations Lieutenant Colonel George Lukonde says the team is in the province under the directive of ZNS commandant Lt. General Maliti Solochi to get an overview of the projects under its command.
Lt. Colonel Lukonde says the service appreciates the support of the provincial leadership which has enabled it to execute its mandate.
He notes that the service would have encountered several challenges if not for the support it has continued to receive.
“We are here under the strict directives of our commander Maliti Solochi to collect footage and get feedback on projects to see just how people are appreciating our works as we celebrate our golden jubilee later this year,” he said.
He added that the team is happy with the progress of the ongoing works at the Kasama airport which are seemingly on course.