Monday, June 17, 2024

Sikazwe orders suspension of Kasama-Chambishi road works

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NORTHERN Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe
NORTHERN Province Minister Freedom Sikazwe

Northern Province Minister, Freedom Sikazwe, has with immediate effect ordered CADG-Zambia, the company engaged by Government to work on the Kasama-Chambeshi Road, to temporarily suspend works on the project.

Mr Sikazwe says government is very concerned with the performance of the construction company since it was awarded the contract last year.

He told ZANIS in Kasama today that CADG-Zambia has late down the people of Kasama and Northern Province in general by allegedly failing to commence full works on the Kasama-Chambeshi Road.

Mr Sikazwe also bemoaned the contractor’s failure to start rehabilitation works on some selected township roads despite receiving an advance payment from government.

The Provincial Minister has since questioned how CADG-Zambia was awarded the contract to resurface the Kasama-Chambeshi Road when the contractor has allegedly no capacity to do the works.
Mr. Sikazwe revealed that construction works for CADG-Zambia in Kasama district will remain suspended until relevant authorities review the performance of the company carrying out its works.

He, however, appealed for calm among Kasama residents who have threatened to demonstrate over the alleged shoddy works by CADG-Zambia in working on the Kasama-Chambeshi Road.

Yesterday, Northern Province Permanent Secretary, Hlobotha Nkunika, directed CADG-Zambia to complete the protracted works of replacing culverts on a small portion of the road situated near Kasama’s St John’s Cathedral within 48 hours.

Mr Nkunika observed that motorists and the travelling public have been inconvenienced due to delay in finishing works by the construction firm.

But a representative from the CADG-Zambia, Ngenda Amukena, assured that the construction firm was committed to meeting its contractual obligation on the Kasama-Chambeshi road project.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Another zambia native owned company what a sh!t kind of brains some people have in zed. Instead of doing a good job as a proud zambia you instead sh!t on your own people. Useless *****s

  2. Zambians lack seriouness how do you expect them to do good work , yet they complain much when contracts are given to efficient chinese people, it won’t help untill zambians learn to work hard all what they do is talk talk ,and complain.

  3. Anything done with evil intentions show never prosper.Its the same goverment which awarded the contractor to ur caders now time has caught with you.
    more goverment is broke.katweshi mayo

  4. Ba Freedom Sikazwe mwilatusebanya! Don’t you know that every contract has a termination clause which both parties can legally use to terminate the works contract? By using political stupidity you’re actually granting this useless contractor an excuse and therefore valid claims when clearly he should be suffering liquidated damages. Obviously mulelyamo nga aclaima te?

  5. ma labish.. How could a normal persona order to temporarily SUSPEND works that has not yet been started????? ,,, then (has bemoaned the contractor’s failure to start rehabilitation works on some selected township roads despite receiving an advance payment from government)…..

  6. “complete the protracted works of replacing culverts on a small portion of the road situated near Kasama’s St John’s Cathedral within 48 hours” …a joke!

    …In Zambia Construction has sunk really LOW…i don’t understand why these ministers,permanent secretary etc etc etc should be doing other people work? Where are Consultants supervising these works! We have heard/read lots of bad news about the Zambian Contractors under performing or running away with advance payments! The real problem is the consulting Team (supervising Architects,Engineers & QS) does not know what they are doing, period!

    EIZ, AIZ, & SIZ the presidents of these institutions, guys what do you have to say? If proper Zambian Contractors are given jobs this problem won’t be there…easy!

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