Shiwang`andu District Commissioner (DC) Evelyn Kangwa says some Zambian contractors are a letdown in advancing infrastructure development in the country especially in rural districts.
Ms. Kangwa lamented that in Shiwang`andu district, projects have been terminated due to failure by the contractors to complete projects.
She cited some projects which have stalled in the district such as the construction of ZESCO offices and the Post Office, among others.
She made these remarks in an interview with the ZANIS in Shiwangandu today.
Meanwhile, workers for Nyola Investment engaged to construct Shiwang`andu Civic Centre have stopped working due to non-payment of salaries.
The irate workers today stormed the DC’s Office to express their disappointment with the Company’s` failure to pay salaries amounting to K303, 000.
The workers claim that they have not been paid for a period of two years, stating that the debts have accumulated and that they can no longer work until they are paid in full.
And Shiwang`andu DC has expressed displeasure with Nyola Investment for its failure to pay workers and mobilize material to resume works despite being paid by Government.
Ms. Kangwa noted that it’s unfair for the contractor to take advantage of its workers as they have families to take care of.
She has since appealed to the National Council for Construction (NCC) not only to facilitate termination of contracts but to also reprimand erring contractors.