Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Ronald Chitotela
Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Ronald Chitotela

President Edgar Lungu has constituted a ministerial task force on project implementation that will ensure speedy completion of all infrastructure projects in the country.

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela who has been appointed Chairperson of the Task Force has confirmed the development.

Mr. Chitotela says the President has directed the task force to ensure that all the projects that are above 60 percent are completed within the first 6 months of this year.

“His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has constituted a Ministerial Task Force on project implementation with instructions that all projects that are above 60 percent are completed in the first 6 months of 2018. After this the President wants the task force to shift its attention to other projects which are below 60 percent.” Mr. Chitotela said.

Mr. CHITOTELA says the Task Force has further been instructed to update the President on a monthly basis on progress made in implementation of the various infrastructure projects across the country.

He says it has been agreed that in the next few weeks, the Task Force will issue a statement to outline how much money will be released to which projects in the country.

Mr. Chitotela has also said the Task force will make periodic inspection to all the projects in the country to ensure that construction is on course.

“The President wants his instructions which he gave when he toured Muchinga Province recently to be adhered to. As Chairperson, I want to assure the people of Zambia that the Task Force will carry out fully its mandate as instructed by the President.” Mr. Chitotela said.

He said the Task Force is composed of Ministers of Finance, General Education, Higher Education, Local Government and the Minister of Agriculture.

Other members are the Ministers of Health, Home Affairs and Housing and Infrastructure Development.

And the Minister says the President has further constituted a Technical Committee on Project Implementation Special Assistant to the President for Project Implementation and Monitoring who will be assisted by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure.

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17 COMMENTS

    • I wonder why will have a Minster of National Planning…more task force means more allowances, that fact that he is failing to sack ministers is the reason for all this waste

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    • No need for a task force. By being appointed minister of infrastructure and development, that is enough mandate. Why should you be given another job title to do your job?

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  1. NO vision means more task forces being created because of non performance…how can you as President direct the chairman of this Task Force to complete all projects in 6 months when you clearly have no money as you are failing to pay workers on time. Is the economy booming for you as you are too corrupt to see what’s happening round.
    What Task Force next will be created by this drunkard of a President!!

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  2. Projects are not being completed in time due to lack of funds. There is a dangerously high level of poor planning. We are building new universities when we can’t effectively run the ones that are already built. You order cheap but price inflated fire tenders when the money could have helped Finnish some projects. Projects have now stopped exciting most Zambians because the are now viewed as conduits for the politicians in government to line their pockets.

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  3. Looks like the cabinet is now a task force. I do not see the logic of the ministerial task force, are the individual ministers not responsible for projects under their respective ministries? On top of that we have the provincial ministers and district commissioners all doing what?

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    • He creates all these Task Forces yet he does not give its findings …how do you create a Task Force comprising of the same non performers…really laughable…next he will create a Task force to pay workers on time, you can foooool me one but twice is me who is fooooolish.

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  4. WHY IS FAZ WASTING MONEY TO PAY CHAN PLAYERS, SAMUEL ETO HAS APPLIED AS COACH FOR CHIPOLOPOLO , WE NEED TO SAVE MONEY TO PAY THIS GREAT AFRICAN PLAYER TO REDEEM OUR FOOTBALL, FAZ NEEDS TO PREPARE EXIT PACKAGE FOR WADA

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  5. Chitotela to be jailed after PF leaves power. We shall audit all projects and make sure he returns the money they have stolen. For the building he has bought opposite British Embassy; and many more projects. So ba wesu ba Chitolela, you will not eat the loot. Jail awaiting

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  6. President Edgar Lungu has constituted a ministerial task force on project implementation that will ensure speedy completion of all infrastructure projects in the country.

    These unplanned projects will not be completed because the Fed might soon push interest rates 3x times this year. Lungu and his government will soon be on their knees.

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  7. Easier said than done. We need technical men in govt. Ba yes bwana even when its not logical bafulisha. But why do they all fail tovtell the president the truth????

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  8. Make the monthly task force reports public. Give citizens opportunity to know who is sleeping on the job.

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