Contractors warned


GOVERNMENT will terminate contracts of contractors who abandon projects or carry out substandard work, Central Province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe has warned.
Mr Kabwe said Government is investing a lot of money in infrastructure development yet some contractors are not serious with the projects they have been awarded.
Mr Kabwe issued the warning when he paid a courtesy call on Luano district commissioner Christopher Chibuye last week.
Mr Kabwe, who toured construction sites of new projects in the district, said Government expects contractors to carry out their work within the period agreed upon in the contract, and do quality work.
Mr Kabwe commended Swengwa Limited for speedily constructing the post office in the new district.
“So far, only one contractor has shown commitment in his work. This is what we want to see as Government,” Mr Kabwe said.
Mr Kabwe said Government is constructing a district administration block and houses for workers to develop Luano and bring services closer to the people.
He said Government wants all projects being undertaken in Luano to be completed so that people start accessing services within the district.
Mr Chibuye said he is concerned that Savenda Management Services has allegedly abandoned the construction of Mkushi South Boarding Secondary School.
“The contractor was awarded the contract five years ago but we have not seen any progress. There is no need to maintain the companies if they are holding back infrastructure development in Luano district,” Mr Chibuye said.
Mr Chibuye said funding has been adequate but there is no progress on some projects.
Mr Chibuye said new contractors should be engaged to finish projects that have stalled.

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