Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital. The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa. Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.
The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.
Photo Credit : Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has reiterated that the cost for the construction of the Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Northern Province is K154, 174, 340.72.

The Ministry says the figure is contrary to assertions by some section of society that have quoted the cost in United States Dollars.

It says the equivalent of the K154, 174, 340.72 is US$11,859,564.67.

The Ministry of Health further states that the statement made by President Edgar Lungu during the laying of the foundation stone was clear as it indicated K154, 174 340.72 and not the exaggerated figure in Dollars.

“The President’s speech circulated to the media that covered the event can attest to this fact. The construction of the Hospital is a welcome development to the people of Bangweulu and surrounding areas who previously trekked long distances in search of medical services,” says Abel Kabalo, Ministry of Health Spokesman.

Dr Kabalo said Bangweulu Regional Hospital will be an 800 bed capacity ultra-modern medical facility which once completed, will provide specialist referral services to the northern region of Zambia.

“In addition, Bangweulu Hospital will be a center of medical excellence in the region housing consultants in various medical disciplines,” he said.

He said the Hospital will also provide training of various health personnel including specialisation under the auspices of the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University to enhance human capital development in the health sector.

Dr Kabalo stayed that the contract to construct the hospital was awarded in December 2017 and all relevant procurement procedures were followed before arriving at the contractor from more than 10 bidders that responded to the open tender by the Ministry.

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23 COMMENTS

    • Even K154million is still too much. Isn’t bangweulu just nex to chinsali where 34 million dollars is being spent on a health faclity?

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    • Now explain why Chitalu Chilufya’s contractors are charging $11 million and 67 cents, while Chitotela’s contractors for same model of other 3 hospitals are costing $34 million, are they on mountains?

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    • Yaba! Why can’t you people just follow simple logic? The problem is that you people are so dumb and can’t follow simple arguments: CK asked, correctly for that matter, if now you say the 800 bed Bangweulu hospital is costing ZK154m or USD11m, how come the smaller 400 bed hospitals in three are places are costing more (USD22, USD28 or USD34 million). Why can’t you see and acknowledge that Kambwili has a point loathe and hate or love him?

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  1. Chishimba Kambwili is such an alarmist he misled the people by quoting the figure in US dollars ati bapompwe are constructing a hospital at $ 150 million US dollars, kanshi tata in muli Kwacha. The reading culture in Zambia is so terrible and journalist are lazy to do their job of disseminating proper information.

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    • The problem is that you people are so dumb and can’t follow simple arguments: CK asked, correctly for that matter, if now you say the 800 bed Bangweulu hospital is costing ZK154m or USD11m, how come the smaller 400 bed hospitals in three are places are costing more (USD22, USD28 or USD34 million). Why can’t you see and acknowledge that Kambwili has a point loathe and hate or love him?

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  2. is it really necessary for the president to travel all the way just to go and do the ceremonial whatever? if it were in Lusaka I wouldn’t have any problem but I find this a waste of money and resources
    as well, I find it somewhat sinister that they are quoting the price to a penny/ngwee, why not simply round it off to k154 million or $11 million? something seems fishy with this, it seems like a cover up. even when we’re converting the two currencies, we don’t care about the penny/ngwee, why is it all of a sudden necessary to do that?

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  3. That’s how hopeless and useless the opposition parties are. They are busy concocting lies and innuendos every minute. When are the court cases for the Fat toad insultant going to be concluded. He is appearing for crooked dealings and farting every day. I am sick and tired of this thing.

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  4. That is the value of purchased honourary degrees, they do not add any value to anyone who purchases them such as Chishimba Kambwili’s honourary dotcorate.The only honourary degrees with any value are those awarded for work already acheived or recognition of an acheivement. This is a clear indication of how any reasonable person would have guessed right that Kambwili and Hakainde cannot work together because their egos are the same there desperations are the same. This resulted in what the bembas say “Pakwano ubunga tapabensoni” losely translated as there is no shyness when you are sharing mealie meal”. What this means is that between CK and HH none of them is shy to shout for more mealie meal. They are not shy to claim to be closer to getting to state house than the other. The net…

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  5. … They are not shy to claim to be closer to getting to state house than the other. The net effect is what we saw after the roan by elections. Kambwili thought he had arrived but withought the thought that he was given support by HH. Their marrienge of convinience is already history.This desperation by these low level politicians will not take the country anywhere.

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  6. Chishimba Kambwili is doing this to destract peoples’ attention away from his forgery cases in court that is all. If he has been speaking as loud as he has done since he was fired ad cabinet minister, surely we should have seen some cases in court. But alas he is just a loud mouth soul.

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  7. ok… But what about the other bit, the bit about flats being built for the Minister of Health by the contractor?

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  8. Interesting. In order to shut up these fat politicians it would be a good idea if MoH can list all hospitals constructed in the last five years in terms of bed capacity and project cost.
    E.g. 800 bed capacity new Levy Mwanawasa Hospital, etc

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  9. now this is a real working visit by Lungu although i suspect he’d also take time for politicking with serious development matters.

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  10. Ultra modern hospital that themselves when sick opt out for RSA or India. It will be ultra building but just a shell

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  11. I don’t believe all what these PF morons are saying. Whatever PF says must be taken with a pinch of salt. These are known thieves. Only naive and foolhardy PF carders believe all their lies. Kambwili must be nearer to the true figure rather than these liars.

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    • Morons indeed. Kambwili asked them a simple question if now you say the 800 bed Bangweulu hospital is costing ZK154m or USD11m, how come the smaller 400 bed hospitals in three other places are costing more (USD22, USD28 or USD34 million). Why can’t they see or acknowledge that Kambwili has a point – loathe and hate or love him? Dander heads.

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  12. CK misled the nation and nearly everyone believed his unsubstantiated accusations of Bangweulu hospital…bwana Kambwili just a reminder, show us some level of intelligence as an opposition

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    • Morons indeed. Kambwili asked a simple question if now you say the 800 bed Bangweulu hospital is costing ZK154m or USD11m, how come the smaller 400 bed hospitals in three other places are costing more (USD22, USD28 or USD34 million). Why can’t they see or acknowledge that Kambwili has a point – loathe and hate or love him? Dander heads.

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  13. This is pathetic,why wasting time you guys arrested CK and cage him,cander 1 were are you plz arrest this so called Chimbwili he is a disgrace.

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