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Government procures boats for councils

Economy Government procures boats for councils

Government has procured 16 multipurpose boats at a cost of K3.9 billion in order to improve service delivery of councils whose accessibility to other areas is through water transport.

The boats have been procured for the purpose of alleviating the transport problems that councils face during rainy seasons .

Local government Minister Benny Tetamashimba said this in a speech read on his behalf by the deputy minister Dr. Lwipa Puma, today at Lusaka City Council offices when he handed over the boats to various councils.

The beneficiaries are Gwembe, Sinazongwe, Kafue, Senanga, Serenje, Kazungula, Zambezi Samfya, Kabompo and Kalabo districts respectively.

Mr. Tetamashjimba said that government will do its best to procure more boats for the remaining needy councils.

He warned the council officers to take keen interest in the usage of the boats and report any mismanagement of the boats to the ministry.

ENDS/WM/MKM/ZANIS

22 COMMENTS

  1. maybe encouraging but you pipo how can 16 boats cost K3.6 billion. wat type of boats are these to cost so much money. calculate 4 yourselves just how much one boat will cost. naked corruption!

  2. @ #16.kzn ………

    You’re right am assuming these are speed boats or there about for some basic river patrols,rescue etc

    as councils don’t need ships,

    and if that being the case that figure seems highly inflated, just last December you could get a good for about a £1000 pounds, my hubby was looking into getting one,

    anyway i stand corrected

  3. Boat Details

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  4. @ #20. Twachula pafula,

    Are these the the type/model of boats the govt has just splashed on, or is that just a simple copy and paste from google?

  5. Iwe Teta Mulomo
    Why have u left out Chovwe in Solwezi West. You have forgotten that pipo face alot problems crossing Kabompo river and Ntambu area in Mwinilunga East. Wait we shall decampaign you come 2011. Eat and store enough. You pretend to know much Wake up muntu wamupoli weye kawayawaya. Jimukayi, chenjelani, wuka grey hair without wisdom na Mwanza chibulu wamu parliament.

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