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Indian Government to release additional funds for the completion of the 650 health posts

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THE Indian Government has assured the Country that it would finalize the process of releasing additional funds within a month for the completion of the 650 health posts in Zambia.

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.

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  1. ANYOKO
    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. NI NDALAMA ZANYOKO
    • Nubian Princess
      There are no bathrooms in India. People poop outside, how come they have money to spend on Zambia and not on their own people?
    • Juliet Perth
      Really ba Zambia. Can we please as a country begin doing things on our own. Surely India is having problems building public toilets as people there don't have toilets and end up defecate on streets and roads or water. The president of India promised Indians toilets but to date that promise has not been done.
    • webman
      Not actually begging but demanding! Maybe they have already prostituted themselves and are now demanding their payment
    • webman
      Also, totatlly inappropriate for our climate, these structures will be like ovens in the hot season. Unless they install air conditioners. Don't even talk about landed staff to man them. RB's mobile clinic concept was more versatile
    • Jay Jay
      India is not spending any money infact its investing its own money in their own manufacturing and engineering sectors all dull Zambians have to do is pay back with interest.
  2. Jay Jay
    It pains me every time I see those photos of those Indian Prefab clinics ...surely getting additional loan for that rubbish. We used to build those types of building in Zambia back in the 60s most Boarding schools have that material but because of laziness we would rather obtain an EXIM Bank and outsource everything!!
  3. Hamoono
    The money is from India and the Contracts are managed by Indians. This means money from India and back to India. What remains is for Zambians to pay the debt.
    • Jay Jay
      Thats why I hate Exim bank loans they are like Walmart shop vouchers handed out on credit with interest....absolutely no benefit whatsoever only desperate lazy people would get them.

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