Disaster looms at Mazabuka govt office
Mazabuka, November 25, ZANIS – A disaster is looming at the District Administration office in Mazabuka where the wood supporting the entire roof has been eaten up posing serious danger to the workers occupying the building.
Southern province permanent secretary Annie Sinyangwe who on Monday visited the district administration has recommended the evacuation of government workers operating from the building to protect their lives.
Mrs Sinyangwe says the working environment at the District Commissioner’s office in Mazabuka was not conducive as it was a threat to human life.
The permanent secretary was shocked to find that the ceiling board in the office of the District Commissioner Eugene Munyama had fallen off while the wood supporting the roof had been eaten up.
Mrs Sinyangwe who was accompanied by Provincial Chief Planner Linda Siwale said the structure which was built in the pre-independence era could easily collapse and kill people.
Earlier, District Commissioner Eugene Munyama informed the PS that the Ministry of Works and Supply had already provide a bill of quantities on the scope of works needed to be undertaken for the restoration of the infrastructure.
And when she addressed heads of government departments at the Mazabuka Municipal Council chambers, officers from the Zambia Institute of Animal Husbandry which also accommodates the National Institute of Artificial insemination complained that over 60 government houses at the institution were falling apart.
They explained that almost all the houses had developed cracks in the walls and that the roofs could collapse any time.
They complained that although the institute budgeted for the rehabilitation of the infrastructure every year, the approved funds reflected in the yellow book were never released.