CHRISTINE CHIHAME, Mansa
GOVERNMENT has released K15 million towards the construction of phase two of Mansa District Hospital in Luapula Province.
Mansa district commissioner James Nyenjele said Government has awarded the contract to Three Tree, a Chinese contractor, to continue the building works of the district hospital.
Mr Nyenjele said the construction of the hospital will help to decongest Mansa General Hospital.
He said the maternity wing and other supporting structures will be done under the second two of the project.
“My government has allocated K15 million towards the construction of the phase two of the district hospital and the contractor is already on site,” Mr Nyenjele said.
He said the continued construction of the hospital is in line with Government’s efforts in improving the health sector.
Mr Nyenjele said the district hospital will benefit the residents and change the face of the district.
And Chief Kalasa Lunkangaba of Mansa has commended President Lungu for embarking on the construction of the hospital in his chiefdom.
The traditional leader said his subjects will now have access to a district hospital which will be situated in their locality.
Meanwhile, government has completed the construction of two rural health centres in Mansa district each built at a cost of K600,000.
Mr Nyenjele said the health centres, built using the Constituency Development Fund, will help mitigate the long distance covered by people to access health care services.
He named the health centres as Kasamba and Chimfula in Bahati Constituency.
Mr Nyenjele urged the residents to safeguard the infrastructures against vandalism.