– Kapata thanks DMMU for the bridges in her construction

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Kapata thanks DMMU for the bridges in her construction

Lusaka, March 22, 2013, ZANIS — Mandevu area Member of Parliament Jean Kapata has praised the office of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unity (DMMU) for the ongoing construction of bridges in his constituency.


Ms Kapata, who is also deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health  said DMMU, Zambia National Service, Office of the Lusaka District Commission  and the Lusaka City Council should be commended for their marvelous work they are doing in erecting bridges in disaster prone points in the area.


ZANIS reports that the MP was speaking during an impromptu inspection of bridges currently under construction at Mai Chazula, Ngombe and Malambo in Mandevu constituency in Lusaka, today..


Ms Kapata said  many people lost their lives which she said would have been avoided should the previous regimes had taken urgent action of construction of bridges across some streams in the area.


She said the Patriotic Front Government meant well when they said would construct bridges in areas which were not easily accessible before when they come to power.


She stated that this is exactly what Government is doing adding that residents should look the infrastructure well because it is for their own benefit.


And Deputy Minister in the office of the Vice President Harry Kalaba said government through  the office of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unity will remain stead fast and attend to any disasters in the nation promptly.


Mr Kalaba hinted that his office and other stakeholders involved in  the construction of bridges should be commended for their gigantic task they are spearheading in the nation.


He said the team should not relent but continue exhibiting the good works for the development of the nation.


Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary at DMMU, Patrick Kangwa hailed the Lusaka city Council for the designing of some five bridges under construction by the Zambia National Service in Mandevu in Lusaka


Mr. Kangwa said the construction of five bridges being undertaken in Mandevu are designed and done by Zambian experts which he said was pleasing.