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Project failures worry Msiska

Kasama, May 31, 2013, ZANIS– Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska is disappointed with the poor workmanship of the construction of a lecture theatre at Kasama School of Nursing.

Dr. Msiska, who inspected the lecture theatre, said the contractor has used sub-standard building materials to put up the structure hence compromising the quality of the project.

He said Government will not tolerate contractors doing shoddy works on capital projects in the country.

Dr. Msiska noted that Zambians were eager to see developmental projects completed on time.

He advised the contractor, E Bolton Buildings limited to improve its performance warning that in future  government will  not award contracts to firms that have a poor record of carrying out capital projects.

Meanwhile, Dr. Msiska has described the pace of the construction of Musa Secondary School in Kasama as not impressive.

He said he was not happy that a Lusaka-based contractor, ASESCO Construction limited, was far behind schedule in completing the school.

Dr. Msiska directed the Ministry of Education to intensify monitoring of schools under construction to enable government pay for quality works on projects.

He observed that lack of supervision of capital projects has greatly contributed to government paying for shoddy works, a situation he said needs to be corrected.

Dr. Msiska further urged Zambians to support government’s developmental agenda so that the country can achieved sustainable development.

The Secretary to the Cabinet is in the northern province to inspect developmental projects and also meet government employees in districts.