President Edgar Lungu has urged Cabinet Ministers, contractors and other project implementing agencies not to fear allegations of corruption but to rather work hard in ensuring that projects are completed on time.
President Lungu, who commended the contractor Tomorrow Investments for the good workmanship on the road, has meanwhile pledged government’s support towards the project.
The Head of State was speaking yesterday morning when he inspected the Chinansonge-Mulozi Muleya feeder road in the newly created district of Chipangali in Eastern Province.
President Lungu has urged Contractors and government’s project implementing agencies not to shy away from hard work for fear of being accused of corruption.
President Lungu has however warned that those who are involved in corruption will not be spared.
The President said that there was nothing to fear if people follow all the laid down procedures in implementing government projects.
The President said that it was sad that those opposed to government have continued raising corruption allegations against government institutions without providing evidence.
The head of state said that the tactic of accusing government of corruption has worked in one neighbouring state, but that it will not work in Zambia.
President Lungu said that he expected the Anti-Corruption Commission to move in and deal with corrupt people if there is evidence.
And Tomorrow Investments Project Manager, Trinity Dhanda, said the project which was supposed to be completed in three months’ time, will be handed over to government before the end of this year.
Mr. Dhanda said works on the road project has reached 65 percent.
He further stated that 65 people have been employed of which, 15 are women.
Meanwhile, Minister of Local Government, Vincent Mwale, said people in the area are happy with the road project.
Mr. Mwale, who is also Chipangali Member of Parliament, said the road has not been worked on since the first republic.
The Head of State was in Eastern Province to check on the newly created districts and drum up support for the Patriotic Front (PF) candidates that are vying for positions of Council Chairpersons in Lusangazi, Kasenegwa, Chasefu, Lumezi and Chipangali districts.