The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) has instituted a team of experts to assess the extent of the damage caused to the gutted Lusaka city market.

EIZ president George Sitali said once the assessments are done EIZ will propose to government solutions that will aid in expeditiously restoring the facility to its full functionality in the most effective and efficient manner.

In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr Sitali stated that a team of experts will also issue the assessments to stakeholders once the exercise is concluded.

Mr Sitali bemoaned the recent fire at the Lusaka City Market which burnt down a significant portion of the market and left several marketeers without means of survival .

He pointed out that as an engineering body EIZ is mandated under the EIZ Act to respond to national emergencies or disasters and recommend appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures.

He reiterated that the aim of the fire assessment is to complement the existing efforts made by government.

Lusaka city market was gutted in the early hours of Tuesday July 4th under suspected acts of arson by unknown people.

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    • On ZNBC it is reported that ZNS will do the work in 6 weeks now i wounder are you people working together?

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    • It should have been Chinese AVIC engineers , they are faster and technically superior than EIZ

      Do not live in denial, it is a reality.

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  1. Waste of time,let us give the go ahead to our Chinese friends to reconstruct the market quickly.Working day & night shifts,we will have a better ultra modern market in place.I propose that it be renamed Michael Chilufya Sata City Market.

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    • EIZ cannot not match the Chinese AVIC engineers. As a matter of facts, it is a non starter for EIZ as they will just end up with endless meetings without resolving or coming up with anything. Ba Professor Mukanga, iyeee mayo….!

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  2. Comment:Useless cretins, just shut the he’ll up and let the CChinese rebuild the market.

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  3. Tell the nation what caused the fire, we know the market will be rebuilt. Do not hide the truth. How long will it take to investigate the fire? Edward Lungu has already said the opposition is responsible. Are they?

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  4. Well done you chaps for standing up to be counted in support of the victims & the nation – but you have a bad reputation pa Zed; balimusula sana pantu wa crooks na buMonko (poor standards during university formative years). Let’s see more associations offer what they know best;LAZ? lol ZMA can you offer some psychological fimo fimo mwabikapo natu Abstinence paLast filya fine.
    meanwhile the EIZ can provide their input and plan to be executed by ZNS – that is where we should put local jobs. Through ZNS our youth can be trained and mentored into nationalist/patriotic disciplined and skilled and useful citizens. So lets put our money into ZNS, the Jobs will be at ZNS and our youth will join ZNS and the story of poorly made infrastructure, youth lack of skill and unemployment, youth lack of…

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  5. Trading done in a crowded market under high voltage powerlines ? That can only happen in 3rd world nation lacking the necessary rule of law culture… like Zambia .

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  6. EIZ President this is the man whose wife was one of the constitutional court judges…And when it was time to vote by showing hands She showed her ka leg

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  7. Though not confident in Zambian engineers who can’t even design and manufacture a needle the move is welcome.How I wish the accountants also came up with the committee and set up an account at the bank and advertise it so that we other patriotic Zambian can contribute and deposit what we can to help out of struggling z ambians who lost their livelihood instead of waiting for the government who have so many problems to solve I the country.some Zambians are willing to contribute money, building materials,expertise etc.check how Jehovah ‘s witnesses do it

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  8. Zambia Engineers (EIZ), ZESCO, Lusaka City Council Building Section and Ministry of Energy are not aware of hazards associated with a Market under high voltage power lines. The truth is, it is more safer to work in high voltage substation than to work on individual power tower because in the substation under faulty condition the potential rise from ground is limited while that of a tower is not (the earth around the tower will be electrified. Think of electrostatic and electric field imposed on market building including all metallic things in a market. It is unbelievable that the City Council of Lusaka could permit the market to be constructed under high voltage power lines. The market is always under electrical forces.

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