—-Kitwe District Commissioner, Elias Kamanga, has expressed happiness at the progress on the rehabilitation works of the Presidential Guest House in Kitwe.
Mr Kamanga, who toured the guest house which is undergoing rehabilitation, said the works will be completed in December this year.
He said the contract to rehabilitate the guest house has been given to Huachang Limited, a Chinese contractor, at a cost of K6.5million.
The rehabilitation of the Presidential Guest House by a new contractor follows the outrage by President Michael Sata who expressed disgust at the dilapidated state of the structure and the poor quality of works by the former contractor.
Mr Kamanga said his office took the concerns that were raised by the Head of State and ensured that a reliable contractor was found to replace the former contractor who had no capacity to do quality works.
He, however, expressed sadness at the level which the structure was neglected by the past governments.
Early this year President Michael Sata admonished Works and Supply Minister, Yamfwa Mukanga, and Kitwe District Commissioner, Elias Kamanga over the poor state of the Presidential Guest House in Kitwe.