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Mulusa urges DCs to monitor government projects

Economy Mulusa urges DCs to monitor government projects

Lucky Mulusa using his smart phone to capture pictures during the press conference where Rupiah Banda announced his support for Edgar Lungu in the January 20, 2015 elections
Lucky Mulusa

Special Assistant to the President for Projects Lucky Mulusa says there is need for District Commissioners to closely monitor government projects under construction in their districts.

Mr. Mulusa said District Commissioners are the eyes of government hence they should represent government by ensuring that projects that were launched by the late President Micheal Sata are completed.

He said government will be losing a lot of money if contractors will be doing shoddy works and not completing some projects within the agreed time flame.

Mr. Mulusa was speaking in Nalolo District when he paid a courtesy call at the DC’s office and making a follow up on the Muoyo Water project that was launched in 2012.

He noted that it was unfortunate that the community of Muoyo Royal Village is deprived of clean water when the water project was launched in 2012 and water should have been running by 2013.

Mr. Mulusa has since called on the District Commissioner to closely monitor the contractors so that people can access water in three months’ time.

He also called on local contractors to always do a good job when awarded a contract, saying shoddy works only damage their reputation and cost government a lot of resources.

And Nalolo District Commissioner Mundia Samwene said the water project has delayed because the first contractor could not find water after drilling three bole holes.
He added that the project was then handed over to the water affairs department who are working with a local contractor called logical investment.

Mr. Samwene said the new contractor is on site but was worried with the slow pace the contractor was moving at.
He further appealed to the office of the President to empower District Commissioners with resources to enable them monitor government projects.

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  1. Edgar lungu is the man we had all been waitin for ladies and gentlemen.the most charismatic and intelligent president

  2. “He further appealed to the office of the President to empower District Commissioners with resources to enable them MONITOR government projects.”

    What is happening with the Construction industry in Zambia? We have Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Land Surveyors etc etc who work for for GRZ…what are these guys doing ??? Now and again we get news of projects with terrible workmanship, the contractor receives an advance but it takes them several months to move to site!!! All sorts of problems that derail the completion of projects…then we learn that political figures visit these sites and try to sort out construction related problems!!! NO NO NO this is wrong! The construction team representing the Govt have a duty to see through the project from start to finish and along…

  3. way provide the DCs and the rest of them with necessary feedback to take to their bosses!

    Please EIZ, SIZ, AIZ, NCC and other institutes related to the Construction Industry lets sit and discusse and sort-out all these problems of ill projects…the City Councils too should join these meetings…the Presidents of above named institutions, GUYS whats happening? We can do this, thanks!

  4. Lets not Involve DCs in construction please. The guys are first and foremost blank about the whole construction process and what is involved in delivering a project.

    Mind you in most cases the government is not paying contractors and that leads to delays.

    Politically launched projects (to get votes in a particular area) usually have poor scope or no scope at all but at the end of the day the contractor is expected to deliver a good project.

    DCs should not get involved. NCC this is your Job and that’s why we pay those high fees annually.

  5. Mr. Mulusa, please continue and you may just become relevant! You have to be seen to be working…. In Kitwe DC Kamanga has been crying that KCC is not keeping him informed about developments in the city!

  6. Mr. Mulusa should be cautioned about his new role. He should know that he reports to president Lungu, if anything his role is advisory. He is not the implementator. Policy statements are made by the President, Vice president and Ministers. He appears to be very excited with his new position that he is making too many statements already. If he had a hangover of being Minister, his position is not a proxy to a Ministerial position. When he travels to observe projects and he observes something on the implementation of projects, he needs to prepare a statement for his bosses consumption first and foremost and the specific ministry where the projects are placed and NOT make statements as if he is a Minister. It is very clear this man has misunderstood his job description.

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