Lusaka Central Member of Parliament (MP) Guy Scott says local contractors should be building quality infrastructure as a way of proving their ability to build the country.
Dr. Scott, who is former republican vice president, says it is the desire of government to first engage local contractors before considering foreign ones.
He said this in a speech ready for him by Lubwa Ward Councillor Humphrey Kapapula during the official handover of a refurbished school hall and an ablution block at Woodlands ‘A’ Secondary School in Lusaka.
The total cost of rehabilitating the hall and the ablution was K295, 000 which came from the Lusaka Central Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Dr. Scott said it was not true that only foreign contractors can produce quality works.
He said government attaches great importance to improving the education sector for in the country.
And Mr. Kapapula inspected the renovated facility and expressed satisfaction at the quality of works done by a named local contractor that was engaged by government.
Speaking earlier, Woodlands ‘A’ Secondary School Head teacher Henry Kampwita assured the constituency officials that the infrastructures will be looked after properly.
Mr. Kampwita however appealed to government for more funds to construct a science laboratory which is on halt due to lack of money.
Meanwhile Woodlands ‘A’ Secondary School Parents Teachers Association Chairman Dennis Chooba disclosed that government was constructing a one by three classroom block at the school to cater for the growing population of pupils.
Mr. Chooba has since commended government for the free-education policy at primary level saying this serves as a relief to parents and guardians across the country.