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Funds released towards the construction of Paul Mushindo and King Lewanika University-Luo

Economy Funds released towards the construction of Paul Mushindo and King Lewanika...

Minister of Higher Education Prof Nkandu Luo talks to Journalists after presentation of their quarterly report at State House on Wednesday, February 15,2017-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
GOVERNMENT has released about K70 million towards the construction, rehabilitation, renovation and completion of higher learning institutions across the country.

Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo told journalists yesterday that the release of the money had seen progress in the construction of Paul Mushindo University of Chinsali and King Lewanika University in Mongu.

“As at now, with the three university colleges in Kabompo, Katete and Nalolo, there are procurement activities taking place. In terms of our trade schools, Isoka and Kalabo trade schools have been completed,” she said.

Prof Luo said the money was also being channelled towards putting up new bed spaces at tertiary institutions in Chipata, Lundazi, and Mwense districts, among others.

“In a nut shell, there is a lot of activity going on in terms of higher learning education infrastructure. We have just concluded our discussions on the Frederick Chiluba University so that procurement can also start,” she said.

And Prof Luo said, however, it was unfortunate that some Zambian contractors had abandoned rehabilitation works on some tertiary institutions after being paid.

She said works on Choma’s Mawagari Trade School, Kasiya College in Pemba and Northern Technical College (NORTEC) on the Copperbelt University have stalled because contractors working on them had not been on site since Government paid them.

She said her ministry would report the matter to the Ministry of Home Affairs so that appropriate action could be taken against such contractors.

Prof Luo said such behaviour by local contractors was making Government lose confidence in them.

21 COMMENTS

    • Also, contractors chew up money. ….no action. The post defaults on taxes, it’s shut down. I can bet you the contractors are foreign entities.

    • This contractor running away from site issue should be analyses properly. First how much do you owe these contractors against the amount you have paid them? If they go back to site now do you have a budget line in this years budget to finance new payments? Value of money is an issue again. When were you supposed to pay these contractors? Have they charged interest for loss of value of money? You just shout that contractors have run away from site without proper information. You don’t pay someone for a year and then you pay 10% of the total amount owing and you think you have solved the problem and expect the contractor to move to site! Ha it does not work like that bane

    • How many times is money going to be released for the construction of these universities??? What about the promised FTJ in luapula,?????,,,, luo is a joker, I will call bashi lubemba, this woman has not learnt a lesson and has not changed

    • Ndobo that money released will just go towards slashing the over grown grass, put gravel in the road that guy who keeps commissioning and re-commissioning projects will use when going to that site, and pay allowances for hordes of minister and cadres who will escort him, and deadNBC will flatter all gullible gorillas to believe the bull crap, if what deadNBC show as the development going on in this country was reality Zambia would have been a mini dudumwezi oooh sorry i meant dubai.

    • PF bandits are a visionless failed party. There was a ground breaking by Sata before he died over 3 years ago~but today in 2017 as annulled MP & minister~Lou yaps that the money for this project have only been released now is a joke.
      Can Luo & Mwanakatwe immediately stop impersonating themselves as MPs & ministers~the law, electoral code & constitution is very simply clear. Speaker Matibini do your job.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

  1. You chaps what the fvck is mushindo? How do you build 4 Universities in one area, Fredrick chiluba, mulakupikwa, mushindo obe, kapasa makasa, nothing for Central, northwestern, Southern, what fvck, trades school for southern.

  2. Politicians are pathological liers. Don’t buy in their stories that contractors have been paid and run away. It’s a proper gimmick to keep your simple hearts believing wrong things. There are contracts that govern these tenders and politicians are not telling the truth. That’s why despite what they say no contractor has ever been taken to court for all the accusations levelled against them.

  3. Politicians are pathological liers. Don’t buy in their stories that contractors have been paid and run away. It’s a proper gimmick to keep your simple hearts believing wrong things. There are contracts that govern these tenders and politicians are not telling the truth. That’s why despite what they say no contractor has ever been taken to court for all the accusations levelled against them. PF has adopted this strategy and it’s becoming nauseating

  4. Easterners workup, do not just be used, when are we going to have a university? And honestly how do we have universities built in one area? None in Eastern, Southern, Northwest and even Luapula itself? So development is about Muchinga? Our representation in these areas are a let down including chiefs, they just give you left overs and your stomach? Very shameful…..Please lets balance development….there is no area in Zambia superior to the other!! Am a disappointed Zambian

    • -Kabwe has 2 public universities (Nkrumah and Mulungushi). No one raised an eyebrow about it.
      -Chama district of current Muchinga province was part of Eastern Province.
      All public universities in are there to serve all Zambian Nationals- including foreigners.

  5. CAN THERE BE AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE WAY THE UNIVERSITIES ARE DESIGNED, THIS TIME AROUND, PLEASE? LET’S HAVE UNIVERSITIES THAT LOOK LIKE THEY WERE PLANNED AND DESIGNED FOR. THERE IS NO BEAUTY AND POMP IN OUR UNIVERSITIES STARTING FROM OUR FIRST (UNZA) TO THE MOST CURRENT ONE. MANY PEOPLE WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT EVEN IF THE CONSTRUCTION OF UNZA BY THE ISREALITES DID NOT FINISH (WAS ABANDONED) THE BUILDINGS ARE SO THEY DON’T TELL ONE THAT EVEN IF THEY WERE FINISHED THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE POMPOSITY. CAN’T THE GRZ ALSO ACQUIRE LARGE EXPANSE OF LAND TO ALSO ACCOMMODATE LARGE PARK-LIKE OPEN GROUNDS, SPORTS FIELDS AND ALLOW FOR FUTURE EASY EXPANSIONS?

  6. With all these universities where will the graduates find employment. If we want to diversify into agriculture lets build agricultural colleges

  7. This illegal minister has clearly nothing to do. While unza is struggling with a lot of infrastructure and management issues she is busy throwing our money onto a political project. Why not fix the problem at the highest learning institution in the country. Looking at Zambia population and the lack of jobs I find it silly that pf current priority is to build more university which they will fail to manage. Very dull

  8. Again its that time to EAT for some!
    The bill will run into millions of U$ Dollars, due to fraudulent overpriced invoicing, so brace youselves for shoddy cut price work that will cost less than U$ Dollars 500,000, & the rest of the cash, over (10 million U$D) ending up in bandit P.F cadres accounts offshore.

  9. “Prof Luo said such behaviour by local contractors was making Government lose confidence in them.” Prof Luo are you a better Zambian yourself than those contractors & the rest of Zambians? Honestly even ministers, presidents, etc we need Roy Welensky or Evalyn Hone but we can’t think like you because Zambian portfolio are for Zambians just like Zambian building opportunities are for Zambian contractors. Just talk about Zambian laziness & shoddy works not preference for foreigners. Your mother still remains your mother whether she is mad, a fool, short, etc. Enroll them in the same tertiary institutions you are building to build their capacity. Force them to buy Performance Bond Insurance or Bank Guarantee. How many loafing Insurance Companies, Brokers or Banks are there in Zambia?

  10. US$7MILLION ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS VERY LITTLE MONEY COMPARED TO ELECTIONS MONEY . WHY NOT USE THAT MONEY TO IMPROVE ONE UNI AT A TIME , PRIORITY CAN BE GIVEN TO MUSHINDO UNIVERSITY

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