Government has allocated about K1.1 billion for the rehabilitation and construction of office blocks and government guest houses in all the districts in Western Province.
Provincial Permanent Secretary Seth Muleya disclosed the development today during the official opening of the Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) meeting held in the Minister’s conference hall.
Mr. Muleya said that part of the amount is meant for the construction of Shangombo district office block and the extension of Mongu district Commissioner’s office respectively.
He said other developmental programmes earmarked in the province is the provision of street lights in Kalabo and Sesheke districts at a total cost of K200 million.
The Permanent Secretary further said that a total sum of K1.5 million has been earmarked for rural water supply in the Province.
Mr. Muleya implored civil servants in the province to remain non-partisan during this year’s tripartite elections.
He noted the role of civil servants is to interpret and implement policies and programmes of the government of the day hence those wishing to be actively involved in partisan politics should offer to resign.
Meanwhile, Mr. Muleya has warned that his office will not shield anyone found to have misappropriated public funds meant for development in the Province.
He said the Province has previously had a lot of audit queries arising from unretired imprests and misapplication of resources.