Lusaka Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta says there is need to speed up implementation of developmental projects in Lusaka province.
Mr Mwaliteta says there is need to review and find solution to speed up implementation of projects in Lusaka.
Mr Mwaliteta said there is need to work hand in hand with all heads of departments and members of parliament in a bid to find a proper solution to the prevailing challenges in the district.
He said this at a meeting organized by the Lusaka provincial administration who invited heads of departments and Members of Parliament to review the progress of developmental projects and find solutions to challenges being faced in the province.
The Provincial minister who bemoaned the slow pace at which some developmental projects are progressing in the province noted that Lusaka province was allocated 34 health posts out of the 650 health posts to be constructed countrywide but only four have reached slab level.
‘This to me is not progress, out of 34 health posts only four are at slab level, why are we lagging behind?’ he said.
And Mr Mwaliteta also advised the members of parliament in the province to take keen interest in the issuance of National Registration Cards NRCS in their various constituencies as directed by President Edgar Lungu.
Meanwhile Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale says Lusaka Province is facing a lot of challenges ranging from garbage disposal and drainage systems which require urgent attention.
And Mandevu Member of Parliament Jean Kapata says she is concerned bridges in her constituency neede to be worked on soon.
Ms Kapata said in townships such as Mandevu the area needs about 32 bridges but only about twelve bridges have so far been constructed using constituency development funds CDF.
She added aid sanitation and water supply is also another challenge which requires urgent attention.
And Kabwata Member of parliament Given Lubinda expressed concern on why upland areas of Kabwata, Chilenje and Libala have been left out of the Lusaka water and sanitation project financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Mr Lubinda said the named area’s continued use of septic tanks means that the effort of having quality underground water is impractical.
Earlier Rufunsa lawmaker Kenneth Chipungu commended the government for grading roads in his constituency but was quick to mention that more can be done.
The meeting was held to give chance to the heads of departments to give an overview of developmental projects being implemented and what progress has been made in Lusaka province as a whole.