Northern Province Minister Charles Shawa has directed the Provincial Tender Committee to blacklist contractors’ carrying out shoddy work on capital projects in the province.
Mr. Shawa has given a Chinsali-based contractor a two month ultimatum to complete the construction of offices meant for the Office of the President Special Division in Isoka District.
In an interview with ZANIS, Mr. Shawa said he was disappointed with some local contractors who have continued to do shoddy work on infrastructure development.
He said it was unacceptable for government to spend huge sums of money on poor workmanship.
Mr. Shawa said as a way of safe guarding public resources, the provincial tender committee must identify and blacklist contractors involved in shoddy works.
The minister explained that the move would help to bring sanity in the execution of projects in the Province.
Mr. Shawa also said the failure by K.C. Mukosa Enterprises of Chinsali to complete works on the K900 million building for the Office of the President Special Division in Isoka was worrying.
He said the project should have been completed in August last year but that works were still going.
Mr. Shawa warned the contractor that if he fails to complete the project within two months, his contract would be terminated.
The Minister has since urged contractors to carry out quality workmanship on capital projects such as roads and bridges in order to enhance development in the province.