Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary for Development Partnership Administration Amit Kumar said that his Government was committed towards the completion of the project adding that a lot of work was being done in the background.
“Let me assure You that efforts are being made to ensure that contractors are engaged to complete works in some parts of Zambia following the termination of Angelique’s contract and we want to see if we can engage the two contractors already in Zambia who worked on the other health posts,” he said.
This came to light when Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA called on Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary for Development Partnership Administration AMIT KUMAR at his office in New Delhi, India.
And the Joint Secretary said that India was still waiting for guidance from Zambian Government on specifications for it to give a line of credit to mechanize the agriculture sector.
“My Government is ready to release funds to a tune of $40 Million for the mechanization of the agriculture sector in Zambia following a request by Your Country in 2016,” he said.
And Mrs. Kapijimpanga said that Zambia appreciated the Indian government’s gesture of extending the line of credit to construct health posts in the country, which had already started saving lives.
“I am here to see You because pressure has built up to ensure that the health posts are completed in order to benefit the majority of the people of Zambia especially in rural areas where primary health care is a challenge,” she said.
This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.