By KETRA KALUNGA
THE Luwingu Town Council needs about K15 million to implement capital projects in the district.
Council public relations officer, Tasila Banda, said that the council had thus lobbied the Government to help with funds to construct a modern fire station, bus station and a market.
Ms Banda said council secretary, Joseph Zulu, presented a report to the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Vincent Mwale when he toured the district to check on the Luwingu-Nsombo road project.
She said the council had asked for assistance to work on the capital projects from the ministry because it was unable to raise enough revenue to to carry out such programmes.
“Luwingu town council has presented a report to the minister of infrastructure and development, Mr. Vincent Mwale. We are lobbying for funds because we are unable to implement these capital projects due to lack of finances,” Ms Banda said in a statement.
The local authority, she said, had resolved to construct a modern fire station because it has been appointed a fire authority.
Ms Banda that once the funds were made available, the local authority would be able to buy all the necessary equipment needed for a modern fire station.
She said the money would also be used to construct houses for fire officers, a training and drilling class among others.