— Govt. plans massive infrastructure developments in new Mwansabombwe District.

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Govt. plans massive infrastructure developments in new Mwansabombwe District.

Mwansabombwe, July 15th, 2014
ZANIS —-  Government  says plans are underway to take massive development to the newly created Mwansabombwe District of Luapula Province.

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District Commissioner (DC) Victor Kasuba says construction works for a government  administration blocks, 31 staff houses and a Post Office to cost millions of Kwacha will start soon.

Mr. Kasuba added that  a 2.5 Kilometer Air Strip is also in the pipe line for the District. He said this is in addition to 10 housing units under
construction by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.

ZANIS reports that the DC said this in an interview in Mwansabombwe District yesterday.

He explained that Government has advertised for tenders to construct 20 low cost houses, 10 medium cost houses and one executive house.

Mr. Kasuba said Government has also advertised for the construction of  a Post Office.

He said construction of the various infrastructures will commence as soon as tender procedures are completed.

The Mwansabombwe DC  also said construction of the Air Strip will start as soon the planning process which is being done by the Council is completed.

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Mwansabombwe District is one of the many new districts announced by government in its decentralization process to take governance as closer to the people as possible.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kasuba has bemoaned the abandonment of a Construction site for 10 Housing units by a Contractor in Mwansabombwe District.

The DC revealed that Startone Contractors of Lusaka has abandoned the site leaving 10 houses at Slab level despite being paid close to 790 thousand Kwacha as part- payment by Government.

He said the Contractor is claiming a further 703 thousand Kwacha to enable complete the structures.

Mr. Kasuba has however observed that works done in Chipili District and Chembe District under the same funding line from the Ministry of Local Government have advanced, adding that the 10 houses in each of the two District have reached roof level.

The DC has advised the Ministry of Local Government to quickly look into the matter to ensure that the 10 houses are successfully completed so that the acute accommodation challenges in the area are addressed.

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