Government has released K 2million towards the renovation of Lukupa leprosy centre and turn it into a midwifery school.
Northern Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe reviewed this when he inspected the leprosy centre in Kasama recently.
Mr. Sikazwe said it is important to make use of the already existing infrastructure in order to avoid dilapidation.
The Provincial Minister urged the Ministry of health to ensure that the funds are utilised for their intended purpose.
He warned that government will not tolerate the diversion of funds to other projects as it promotes corruption.
Mr. Sikazwe advised the Ministry to advertise for tenders and find a contractor as soon as possible so that works ommence.
And Kasama School of Nursing Principle Tutor Winfredah Kwesha said rehabilitation works will commence soon after tender procedures are completed.
Ms. Kwesha said the nursing school is expected to enrol the first midwives by January next year once works are completed.
She added that about 40 students are expected to be accommodated at the facility once the renovations are completed.
Lukupa leprosy centre was turned into a training centre as there were no more cases of leprosy in the area.