Government allocated land for housing units in Mambwe
Mambwe, May 22, ZANIS —— Government has secured eleven hectares of land for the construction of a police post and housing units for the police and immigration officers in Mambwe district.
Mambwe Police Officer in-Charge Emmanuel Mfula said the land for the construction of 100 housing units for the police officers and seven houses for immigration officers was given by Chief Mn’khanya of the Kunda people.
Mr Mfula disclosed this when Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala inspected Mfuwe International Airport over the weekend.
He stated that the land allocated for the police post and the police housing units was seven hectares while about four hectors was for the construction of immigration office and housing units.
Mr Mfula appealed to the provincial Permanent Secretary to facilitate the layout and survey plan through the survey department in the Ministry of Lands.
And Mr Mushala commended Chief Mn’khanya for releasing land for developmental purposes.
Mr Mushala said he would follow up the matter to ensure that construction works on the peace of land commences.
Meanwhile, construction and rehabilitation works on ten river crossings at the cost of KR6 million in Mambwe district have been completed.
Jonda construction company Director, John Ntinda disclosed to Eastern Province Permanent Secretary when he inspected the works yesterday that his company had completed construction and rehabilitation works on all the eight culverts and two bridges in the district.
Mr Ntinda said the contract had been completed on schedule as it was one year contract which started in 2012.
He noted that the company was ready to handover the project to the government though it had applied for variations to include more gravelling and backfilling of the river crossings.
And Permanent Secretary Bert Mushala commended the contractor for completing the works on schedule and stated that he would request the Rural Roads Unit (RRU) to help complete the backfilling of the rover crossings.
Mr Mushala said the RRU could quickly mobilize their equipment and carryout the works in good time.
Meanwhile, Mr Mushala said government would continue supporting local contractors who could prove themselves by ensuring that they deliver quality works.
Mr Mushala said this in a meeting with Sable Construction Company Director Nazil Aloo that government would have no choice but to bench non performing contractors because the PF government was in a hurry to deliver development to the people of Zambia.
He stated that a number of local contractors had disappointed government by not fulfilling their contractual obligations.
And Mr Aloo stated that there were misconceptions about his company saying some critics’ were saying that the company had no capacity to carryout major road works.
Mr Aloo said his company was capable and had done a number of road works that were of good quality.