Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda cutting the ribbon during the opening of Roan Mall
Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda cutting the ribbon during the opening of Roan Mall

The Luanshya Municipal Council has received the K3.2 Million 2018 Constituency Development Fund which was recently disbursed by the Central Government after the local authority successfully used the previous allocation of the facility to purchase computers for secondary schools, construct clinics and improve water reticulation among other projects.

The Council used a total of K306, 800 to procure Desk Top Computers and printers for Roan Antelope, Nkulumashiba, Mpatamatu and Twashuka Secondary schools under Roan Constituency Development Fund 2017 Allocation.

The Kamirenda Maternity Clinic was successfully constructed and completed at a total cost of K258, 165.60 under the 2017 allocation for Luanshya Constituency.

Furthermore, an additional K90, 000 has been allocated to allow for the procurement of glass panes, finishing up electrical works and connections to Zesco as well to cater for any other contingencies at Kamirenda Maternity Clinic.

The infrastructure development projects which have benefited from the Luanshya CDF allocation include the constriction of Ndeke Police Post whose completion is now at over 90 percent of the works being undertaken by Kotamwache Investment Ltd at a cost of K219, 809.

According to a statement issued by Gideon Thole, the Luanshya Municipal Council Public Relations Manager, Mera Engineering has commenced a Water Reticulation project at Ndeke Police Post at a cost of K66, 000.

Mr. Thole said Misaka Clinic in Baluba area near the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriage highway has reached near completion stage and the contractor constructor MS Shamrock (Z) Limited is expected to complete the entire project at a cost of K114, 000.

He added that Electrification of Baluba primary School is being under taken by Ralph Joe Construction and Supply Company Limited with a budget allocation of K120, 000 while the transformer has been installed and 96 percent of the work has done so far.

Mr. Thole said the Street lighting project with a budget allocation of K100, 000 and Fisenge, Parts of Mikomfwa Township, the road leading to Thompson Hospital and parts of the town centre areas have benefitted from the project adding that in the road sector, a total of K100, 000 has been used for grading and gravelling of roads in of Luanshya Constituency.

Meanwhile, Mr. Thole said the process of facilitating for the 2018 Community Development Fund allocation of Luanshya Constituency for Education Support Program has started and a total of the K100, 000 is expected to be disbursed to orphans and vulnerable children who are beneficiaries of the facility.

He said in Roan Constituency, projects which include the water reticulation project at Mpatamatu Secondary and Mpatamatu Primary School have taken off at a costs of K47, 200 and K12, 788 respectively.

Mr. Thole said the Education Support Program and Fertilizer Support Program in Roan Constituency have gobbled a total of K300, 000 after being successfully implemented.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. PF member accuses senior officials of abusing money, buses meant for ‘youths’
    10 January 2019 07:11 1

    Firstly i wish to commend the PF Government under the able leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for listening to the cries of the grassroots and subsequently retrieving 25/27 buses meant for youth empowerment which were surely not serving their intended purpose.

    Selfishness and greediness by a selected few individuals should never be allowed to destroy our party’s relationship with the grassroots, putting the name of our party PF and that of our President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in direct firing range of public ridicule.

    Personally from the word go i have been a strong critic about the way the issue of buses was being managed because i could see that it was being abused…

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    • “The Kamirenda Maternity Clinic was successfully constructed and completed at a total cost of K258, 165.60” if only that much could be spent on a maternity clinic and $4.3m spent on a toll booth, imagine how many maternity clinics in remote rural areas could be built to ensure that our mothers don’t give birth under trees, on wheel barrows or other unsanitary areas there by reducing the mortality rate?

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    • This is a good example of what every constituency should be doing. In fact we should have it enshrined in our laws that CDF must be publicly accounted for. The amount of theft that happens in the use of CDF is just sickening. We desperately need a system for accountability. The guys in the councils(councillors and the MPs) usually just pay themselves hefty allowances for silly meetings and rubbish like that. One of the worst is solwezi central. Welldone to Kambwili and the councillors in Luanshya(even though we know Kambwili is a clown). I hope this puts pressure on others to follow suite.

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  2. Personally from the word go i have been a strong critic about the way the issue of buses was being managed because i could see that it was being abused by only benefiting selected individuals at the expense of the majority youths.

    Last evening revelations on our national broadcaster ZNBC main news by the Minister of Youth and Sport hon. Moses Mawere to say the buses were not serving the intended purpose, some buses are in bad state, others are none runners, the loan was heavily defaulted and Youths were not benefiting, clearly vindicated me and this is something that has forced me to comment because such an issue can not be allowed to die a natural death.

    If Youths never benefited and the loan was heavily defaulted, buses brought in bad shape to the extent that others are no longer…

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  3. If Youths never benefited and the loan was heavily defaulted, buses brought in bad shape to the extent that others are no longer runners.

    *Who benefited then?*

    *Where is the revenue that was being collected from the buses ?*

    *Who was in charge of collecting revenue from the buses?*

    *What is the name of the Bank where the money generated from the buses was being banked?*

    *Who were the signatories for the Bank Account?*

    *How much money was raised in total and how much was paid to towards the loan?*

    *Who registered the buses and in whose names were they registered in?*

    *What criteria did they use in distributing these buses?*

    *What are the names of corporative run by the Youths which were given these buses?*

    Its sad to note that such a good Empowerment program…

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  4. Its sad to note that such a good Empowerment program initiated by the President can be allowed to go to waste by selfish, heartless and greedy individuals.

    I wish to strongly appeal to the Ministry of Youth and Sport to allow our government investigative wings commerce investigations so that we have answers to so many of our questions surrounding the issue of buses.

    People who were in charge of these buses or those that benefited at the expense of the majority youths should reflect on bringing back the money or risk being treated as common criminals.

    They say charity begins at home, we need to lead by example as a ruling government in terms of fighting corruption hence the need to make sure that everyone involved in this scam is brought to book.

    If the buses were properly…

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  5. If the buses were properly managed, today we would have grown big from 27 buses to over 100 buses creating both employment and business opportunities for our youths in all the 10 provinces, something that would have cemented our political grip on the ground.

    *MAXWELL CHONGU*
    *PF DIE HARD*

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  6. Comment:sir thank you very much for a well elaborated article.But sir push your officers to expedite the electrification of Baluba primary school. This project has dragged for far too long.it started in 2014.

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