Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa has disclosed that the construction of the FTJ University in Mansa District will commence this year.
Mr. Chilangwa said the delays in commencing the construction works have been due to the redesigning of the University in order to accommodate more faculties that were not in the original plan.
Mr. Chilangwa stated that government is mobilizing adequate resources for the project to run without stopping.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Chilangwa told journalists in Mansa today that President Edgar Lungu is expected to re-launch the construction of the university in Mansa before March 31, this year.
He explained that government has a robust plan to build and complete FTJ University within 36 months until its completion.
Mr. Chilangwa said the institution will be the only university to have a full sports faculty in the country adding it will also offer programmes that will be relevant to Luapula Province.
In November, 2013 late President Michael Sata laid a foundation stone for the construction of the Luapula University which President Edgar Lungu later renamed after late second Republican President Fredrick Titus Jacob Chiluba