Delays to implement developmental projects worries Sinyangwe

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Delays to implement developmental projects worries Sinyangwe

Kabwe, May 28, ZANIS ——– Central Province Permanent Secretary, Anne Sinyangwe has expressed concern over the delays in the implementation of developmental projects in the province.

Mrs Sinyangwe also expressed concerned over efforts made to enlighten the public on the causes of the delays in undertaking developmental projects especially in the road sector.

The Permanent Secretary disclosed this during her official opening of the Provincial Development Coordinating Committee Meeting (PDCC) which was held at the Boma Conference Hall in Kabwe today.

She implored all project executors to try and hasten the tender procedures, saying while she understands that funding may be erratic, there is still urgent need for the projects to be completed within the specified time.

Mrs Sinyangwe has since called for the continuous monitoring of on-going developmental projects in the province, following the introduction of a District Monitoring Budget Line. 

She however, reiterated that government remains committed to the execution of Capital and Poverty Reduction Programmes, (CPRP) in addressing the challenges of wealth creation in the region. 

And Mrs Sinyangwe said the decision by government to abolish subsidies on fuel and maize will create inclusive and equitable development in the country.

She said although the decision to remove subsidies has caused an outcry in most sections of society, it still remains a progressive move that government has ever taken as it is intended to benefit the majority poor Zambians.

Mrs Sinyangwe has since urged the PDCC members to take the responsibility of explaining to the ordinary citizenry that the bold step to remove fuel and maize subsidies by government was made in good faith and is aimed at enhancing sustainable development across the country.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary has directed all Government Heads of Departments to quickly submit their proposals on the required infrastructure in the newly opened Provincial Planning Unit before 30th May, 2013.

She said this is to facilitate for proper planning of the districts and ensure that modern structures are erected in the districts.

Luano, Ngabwe and Chisamba are the new districts that have been created in Central province by President Michael Sata.