The collapse of the Lunzuwa bridge, on Kasama-Mpulungu road,
The collapse of the Lunzuwa bridge, on Kasama-Mpulungu road,

President Edgar Lungu says there is need to carry out regular care and maintenance on all infrastructure in the country if they are to stand a test of time.

President Lungu says there is need to carry out regular checks and care of infrastructure as most roads in Muchinga are in bad state because they have not been rehabilitated for a long time.

Mr. Lungu said the Mpika to Chilonga Mission hospital road is in a bad state and need an overhaul because of lack of maintenance.

The President who expressed displeasure at the stalled projects such as the schools and health facilities in Kanchibiya and in Mpika districts added that government is losing money on account of poor contracting and lack of maintenance.

The Head of state however said he was impressed with the progress made on phase two of Michael Chilufya Sata Hospital which is under construction.

The Republican President who also expressed happiness with the construction works at Chilonga school of nursing , said this on a conducted tour of various development projects in the Province.

He also toured Michael Chilufya Sata Hospital which is few kilometers from Mpika town, Chilonga nursing school along Mpika Lusaka road and Kampamba Day secondary school whose construction has stalled since 2015.

Yesterday, President Lungu visited another day secondary school in Kanchibiya whose construction has also stalled.

And speaking to the President during the tour at Chilonga, Sister in Charge Rosemary Kabonga thanked President Lungu for his K5 million pledge contribution to the rehabilitation and construction of infrastructure at Chilonga school of nursing.

Sister Kabonga said from the President’s contribution, two buildings have been built while construction of other structures is on course.

She said management of Chilonga school of nursing is doing everything possible to upgrade the school to a good standard where it can offer quality education to the learners.

She however said the school has a challenge with transport as it has no vehicle.

Despite these set- backs, the Sister in Charge disclosed that the school also plans to start pottery business using the available space at the school so that it can raise some funds for the operation of the institution.

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9 COMMENTS

    • Ba jay jay we know that you’re a core Upnd who support Upnd to the core but sometimes you need to be balanced in your criticism. From the engineering point of view bridges and roads need to be maintained for them to last a long time. I see no laziness or corruption by setting the facts by Lungu. Even your small god hh he will face the same challenges Lungu is facing if at all he’ll get elected. If you’re not an engineer l would suggest you keep quiet. Comment on this issues you understand best

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    • But every engineer knows this so why did LT have to report it as if the president was saying something new. It isn’t news. LT and Daily Nation are just vuvulunguzelas

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    • Musonda Kateule – From a facilities management, Whole-life cost analysis and Construction point of view these are standard issues …you don’t need to be told to clean your house regularly…only someone who is reckless and has no vision would make such utterances, even happy get away with blaming UNIP for bridges that were built 40 years ago.
      Who is UPND to me…am above that nonsense

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  1. Instead of having a coherent plan for infrastructure development, they steal every thing then start personal donations……all stolen money….

    Shameless blood.suckers…….

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  2. Instead of having a coherent plan for infrastructure development, they steal every thing then start personal donations……all stolen money….

    Shameless parasites …….

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  3. Upnd cadre you and your party can’t handle criticism. Stop hiding under the label of you’re upnd when someone gives their own honest opinion about your supreme leader. His laziness has led to all these issues and the flourishment of corruption

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