Government says it is saddened by the state of most infrastructure across the country especially in rural areas describing them as disasters in waiting.

Minister in the office of the Vice President Silvia Chalikosa attributed the deplorable state of the infrastructure to lack of monitoring and non-engagement of qualified engineers by the local authorities in rural areas to repair and maintain the infrastructure.
ZANIS reports that Ms Chalikosa said during her tour of Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) projects in Chama district in Muchinga Province on Tuesday.
Ms Chalikosa who is also Mpika  Member of Parliament said she was saddened that some buildings that were built by the colonial government are still standing strong while structures that were built recently have either collapsed or are in deplorable condition.
The Minister has since advised local authorities in the country to ensure that qualified engineers and contractors are engaged on every project so that works are of quality.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Why use the photo of one of the demolished structures in Mufulira’s Kalukanya compound its like Lusakatimes is happy with the demolishons we suffered in August 2014

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    • Now you see why we say that the “massive Infrastructure” program by PF was just a thieving scheme. Despite blowing $9.2bn in 5 years, PF has nothing to show for the money because it was stolen by the same people.

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  2. Madam, very good observation. Buildings built in the colonial days are still standing but those built now are collapsing. No comment

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  3. Corruption, corruption, corruption!!!
    Ba Sylvia You know why Zambia is in the state it is!!
    P.F Corruption perpetuates the rot.
    When Black Africans’ take over, in 90% of cases, companies or Countries “Go to the Dogs” rotting from inside out!!
    Now look @ the sample of Rotting failed African states. What do they all have in common??
    ANSWER; Leaders who overstay!
    Now that you have the answer, go & tell your drunken useless inept leader Edward Chagwa to BUGG3R OFF once this stolen Chavula assisted term is Over!

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  4. The whole lot of you dont understand the reasons behind such poor buildings all over? and yet you have lived in this Zambia all your life??

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    • What is there to understand??
      Over 50 years after your so called “Flag Waving Independence” you are NOT really Independent.
      Your Citizens still [email protected] in holes in the ground, & shrubs.
      You have had BILLIONS of U$ Dollars in Loans, + BILLIONS from your mines, before they were sold off for a song.
      WHAT IS THERE TO UNDERSTAND, apart from You as a Nation cannot even organise a drink up in Brewery.
      SHAME ON YOU FOR SEEKING LAME EXCUSES, then you wonder why we lag behind in the Stone age, in this day & age??

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  5. yOU ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE FEATURES OF A HUMAN BEING..ONLY DIASPORA BLACKS UNDERSTAND DEVELOPMENT NOT THE KA DIASPORA OF NAMIBIA BUT IN EUROPE ASIA AMERICA ETC BAMAKAKA IMWE

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