His Excellency Mr Michael Chilufya Sata, President of the Republic of Zambia, has with immediate effect created Zimba as a new district in Southern Province.
This is contained in his letter to the provincial minister Hon. Obvious Mwaliteta.
The Head of State has advised Hon. Mwaliteta to liase with all the stakeholders, political parties and their Royal Highnesses in order for them to establish the centre where the district headquarters will be located.
Zimba is the second district to be established by the President in Southern Province within seven days.
Last week, President Sata created Pemba as a district in line with his campaign promise to decentralise government operations for the effective and efficient delivery of services to the people.