Republican President Edgar Lungu has warned ‘erring’ contractors engaged by government of legal action.
President Lungu says government is in the processing of assessing the quality and pace of works by local contractors saying that his administration will not only cancel contracts but also seek legal redress and compensation through the courts of law on all wanting contractors.
Mr. Lungu explained that this is because the contracts were entered into contract with government on behalf of the people of Zambia.
ZANIS reports that the Republucan President said this in Mwansabombwe District in Luapula Province yesterday during this year’s Mutomboko Traditional Ceremony of the Lunda people of Mwata Kazembe.
And President Lungu has disclosed that government has in collaboration with the African Development Bank constructed ten boreholes in Mwansabombwe district to provide safe and clean drinking water in the area.
He added a further K500,000.00 has been provided by his administration for the construction of fifteen more boreholes in the area.
Mr. Lungu said government has also embarked on the Kazembe piped water scheme project to improve access to clean and safe water to benefit more households in the biggest village in Africa.
President Lungu stated that government’s quest to provide tertiary education and life skills for the youth of Luapula, has reinvigorated its commitment to ensure that the planned construction of the Luapula University in Mansa, Mwense Trades Training Institute and Nchelenge College of Mathematics and Science becomes a reality.
He said the measure will decongest the over populated public High Institutions of learning.
And Mutomboko Traditional Ceremony Organising Committee Chairman General Criticles Mwansa thanked Government for the various developmental projects taking place in the district and implored Government to work on the Mansa Kashikishi –Lunchinda road because it is a lifeblood for the people.
The road is in the Link-Zambia 2,000 road project and appears in phase three.