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AG’s office approves MoU between Kabwe council and Unity Distributors

CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe
THE Auditor General (AG)’s office has approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Kabwe Municipal Council (KMC) and Unity Distributors for the lease of Coronation Play Park for 26 years.
And Kabwe town clerk Ronald Daka says KMC is determined to construct a modern intercity bus station at Tushane in Lukanga Township.
Construction of a shopping mall at Coronation Play Park was recently suspended due to public outcry and failure by the KMC to follow procedure.
Kabwe town clerk Ronald Daka said all matters of concern have been addressed with relevant Government wings and Unity Distributors will soon start construction works of the facility.
“The Auditor General has already approved the MoU between Kabwe Municipal Council and Unity Distributors of Ndola,” Mr Daka said.
Mr Daka said this when he featured on News and Current Affairs programme on Radio Maranatha on Wednesday.
He said Unity Distributors will be paying K24, 000 to KMC in monthly lease fees.
Mr Daka said criticism by the people against the construction of the shopping mall not hold water because the Auditor General has approved the project.
He said Minister of Local Government and Housing Vincent Mwale has directed that the project should go ahead.
Mr Daka said Unity distributors would have started constructing the shopping mall after all matters of concern were addressed but the company is on industry break.
He said he is happy with the progress on the Kabwe Shopping Mall by Heriot Property Development at a cost of US$20 million.
Mr Daka said the first ever shopping mall in Kabwe will provide better shopping opportunities and create jobs.
Meanwhile, Mr Daka says KMC is determined to construct a modern inter-city bus station at Tushane in Lukanga Township.
Mr Daka said KMC has budgeted to spend over K8.5 million in construction of a new inter-city bus station in Kabwe.
He said the project will be done through a public private partnership model.

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