CHOMBA MUSIKA, Parliament
PARLIAMENT heard that the reconstruction of the Nalolo rural health centre and staff houses which were washed away
will resume once suitable land is identified.
Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela told Parliament on Tuesday that the health centre and staff houses, which were previously built on the banks of the Zambezi River, will be rebuilt on higher ground.
He said this during the questions- for-oral-answer session.
Mr Chitotela was responding to Nalolo member of Parliament (MP) George Imbuwa who asked when the construction of Nalolo rural health centre and staff houses, which were being built on the banks of the Zambezi River and were washed away, would resume.
Mr Imbuwa also wanted to know whether new structures will be built on higher ground, and whether the contractor for the project has been engaged.
He also wanted to know who the contractor is, and the total cost of the project.
In response, Mr Chitotela said construction of the rural health centre and staff houses will commence once suitable land and funds are made available.
He said it is the intention of Government to rebuild the structure on the higher ground.
Mr Chitotela said the contractor for the project has not yet been identified as Government is in the process of identifying the land and funds for the project.
He said the contractor will only be known as soon as the procurement process is concluded.