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No shoddy work, road contractor told

NORTH-WESTERN Province minister Dawson Kafwaya has warned contractors working on township roads in the province against conducting shoddy work.
Mr Kafwaya said Government will not hesitate to terminate contracts of companies under performing or fond of abandoning projects after collecting down payment.
He said there is need for contractors to construct roads that will have a long lifespan to save government resources.
The minister was speaking in Zambezi when he visited Road Pave Zambia camp site, a company working  on 11.3 kilometres of township roads in Zambezi at K129 million.
The works are expected to be executed within two years.
“We want strong and durable roads that will stand a test of time because government is spending huge sums of money on this project,” Mr Kafwaya said.
He urged the contractor to complete works within the stipulated time frame.
Mr Kafwaya further directed the company to quickly mobilise equipment and get work once government releases the funds.
Road Paving Zambia site engineer Prodip Shaha said the company will only commence works once the government pays 10 percent of the contract sum.
Mr Shaha said the firm has the capacity to undertake the works and is
committed to complete the work within the stipulated time frame.
Acting Zambezi district commissioner Douglas Samukange said the moving of the contractor on site is a welcome move that has cheered the locals
Mr Samukange implored the contractor to commence works on strategic roads
that will enable people experience development.

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