Government terminates hospital contract

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Government terminates hospital contract

Mwense, March 9, ZANIS ———–Government has terminated a contract awarded to Mwasika contractors of Lusaka to construct Mwense district hospital.

The construction of Mwense district hospital which started in 2010 has been delayed and running behind completion time.

Education Deputy Minister David Mabumba said the contract has since been given to Hua Jiag a Chinese construction company.

Mr Mabumba who is also Mwense Central area Member Parliament said this in Mwense yesterday when he addressed scores of Mwense residents during the international women’s day.

The Minister said government was in a hurry to deliver development to the people therefore could not afford seeing projects which are supposed to benefit the people lug behind.

Mr Mabumba said he is sure that Hua Jiag will work according to the expectation of government and complete the project on time.

Mwasika contractors were award two contracts by the previous government to construct Milenge and Mwense district hospitals but have failed to deliver.

Efforts to get a comment from Mwasika contractors of Lusaka proved futile by press time.