Provincial Education Officer MsEnita Hamatumbika, Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr Ronald Sinyangwe, Bwacha MP Sidney Mushanga and Chibombo District Admnistrative Officer during the provincial stakeholders consultative forum meant to review the poor performance of Pupils in Central province in the past two years at Caritas Secondary School in Kabwe
Provincial Education Officer MsEnita Hamatumbika, Deputy
Permanent Secretary Mr Ronald Sinyangwe, Bwacha MP Sidney Mushanga and
Chibombo District Admnistrative Officer during the provincial
stakeholders consultative forum meant to review the poor performance
of Pupils in Central province in the past two years at Caritas
Secondary School in Kabwe

Education Deputy Minister Sydney Mushanga has directed Covec Construction Company constructing a K45 million Michael Chilufya Sata girls boarding school in Isoka District of Muchinga Province to immediately suspend the works until a new source of crashed stones is found.

Mr. Mushanga who was accompanied by Provincial Education Officer (PEO) Ruth Zulu, District Commissioner Major Joe Siwila and engineers from the PEOs office, said government is spending a lot of money on projects and wants to see the value of money being spent through quality work.

The visibly annoyed Deputy Minister who visited the construction site yesterday in Kantensha area said works at Michael Chilufya Sata girl’s boarding school will only resume after the contractor has found proper crashed stones.

He also directed engineers from the PEO’s office in Chinsali to ensure that they follow up the matter to see to it that the contractor complies with the project specifications.

At Chibale Boarding School in Chama District, the Deputy Minister was equally disappointed with the poor workmanship on the K45 million project which has resulted into the demolition of 15 staff houses whose construction had reached window level.

Mr. Mushanga said it is important that the contractor, Kegon construction has agreed to bear the cost of demolishing and reconstructing the structures which have been condemned.

He also expressed disappointment over the unnecessary delays on the project saying it is disappointing to see a project that commenced in 2013 only covering about 3 percent of total works in two year.

The Deputy Minister has however, assured the people of Chibale that the project will now move fast with the coming on board of a Chinese contractor Zambian Ferrous Construction Company who has partnered with the Zambian contractor, Kegon to construct the Chibale boarding secondary school.

He also appealed to the new joint management team to ensure that they procure all the needed materials for the project and ensure that they deliver them to the site before the onset of the rains as Chibale road becomes impassable during the rainy season.

Mr. Mushanga added that government will also do its best to ensure that money for the Chibale project is given first priority and released on time in order for the project to move fast.

He said the nearest secondary school for the people of Chibale is 75 km in Isoka and school going children cannot continue suffering hence government commitment to ensure that the project is successfully completed in the shortest possible time.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. at least this minister has shown some qualities of gud leader not abo ba KAINGU mwatunta ukufuma ku MMD ba LUNGU naimwe

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  2. LT Please. CRASHED STONES???? Mwe bantu, its CRUSHED STONES LOL. Do you want the stones to be involved in and accident first before use? Lolest. Kekeke

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    • @Cat Power
      “involved in and accident” or “involved in an accident?”
      Remove the speck in your eye before laughing at another’s!
      You have also mi-spelt.

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  3. This is the problem with giving Zambians contracts indiscriminately without recourse to capacity and competency. Many Zambia cried blood during MMD era when only those demonstrated capacity to do the work and hence why there were not many condemned works. Today it is the order of the day. Why because bo Sata was about just building without respect to quality, capacity and competency. This is why many things are crumbling. it is the foundation at faulty not the student ECL.
    This is what talking too much brings to the fore. Zambians voted for change and MMD was removed yet those who were worst against MMD and RB are saying MMD was better. It is unbelievable that today the Post newspaper would tell Zambians that RB left the treasury with USD3.8Billion, inflation at 6.5%, Kwacha at ZMK4.6…

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