Zambian contractors will have a chance to be awarded 30 percent of the sub-contracts for the Kasomeno-Mwenda toll road and Luapula bridge project.
ZANIS reports that GED Africa Limited, the developers of the Kasomeno- Mwenda toll road, announced during the just ended bilateral meeting between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
This announcement is in conformity with the sub-contracting law in Zambia which
dictates that a minimum of 20 percent of the works on all road contracts should be awarded to Zambian citizen-owned companies.
GED Africa Limited Chief Executive Officer Tamas Jazseberenyi said his company will follow what was agreed upon many years ago to raise the threshold of sub-contracts from 20 percent to 30 percent as a way of empowering Zambian contractors.
“We are committed to delivering this project (Kasomeno-Mwenda). We shall involve local contractors in this project and that will happen through the awarding of 30 percent sub-contracts on all the works,” said Mr. Jazseberenyi.
Mr. Jazseberenyi has since thanked the Zambian and Congolese governments for giving his company an opportunity to develop the project.
“The assurance is there. As a company we are taking this project as a huge opportunity given to us by the two governments (DRC and Zambia),” he said.
And speaking at the same function, Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota described the development as a big milestone.
Mr. Mushota said the just ended bilateral meeting is a huge success which made the two governments and GED Africa Limited to agree on a matrix of events that will happen during the run up to the groundbreaking ceremony.
“I stand here to celebrate another big milestone. As we leave this meeting, we are assured that the Kasomeno-Mwenda will finally be implemented,” said Mr. Mushota.
Meanwhile, Congolese Deputy Chief of Staff in the Presidency said she is confident that GED Africa will not act contrary to the agreement but start the works as scheduled.
The Kasomeno-Mwenda toll road and Luapula bridge project will be developed on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.
When we said we were putting our people first, the patriotic front was not just paying lip service.
Ba upnd diasporans the friends you left here will be successful business owners by time you come back. They will become your employers when those whltes kick you out. There is no place like home. Take this advice from a man like me who has traveled widely even before most of you ever flew in a plane
This is a very good deal…but it should be given to deserving local contractors
Did incoming president HH receive a copy of the contracts signed?
I recommend that Chilangwa is kept as Luapula minister in the UPND government, the man is cool.
You PF, I don’t get this.
Does “TOLL” make it a ultra-modern state of the art road?
The local contractors will surely give 30% kickbacks to PF officials corruptly awarding them these contracts.
50 years after independence we still don’t have contractors who can not undertake the role of main contractors…I mean what is 30% work on laying tarmac apart from digging drainages. Even this company is GED Africa Ltd is owned by A HUNGARIAN-BORN property magnet Rene Hutton-Mills whose company will be collecting these levies…you wonder what our govts just sit and dont invest in such projects themselves where a road is strategically connecting mining towns.
Thanks pf government for involving local contractors
LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS LATER >>>>>>>>>>>> TOO EARLY TO JUDGE
BUT THE CURRENT ODDS ARE AGAINST…. BUT TIME WILL TELL
SO TILL THEN GOOD LUCK
They have done a good thing to lobby for 30%. People should have a benefit out of the project
Thank you for giving Zambian contractors a share this is great
30% will go to cadres
President Lungu has taken development in all parts of the country
Its good that they managed to get a good deal for the local contractors
This is surely a big milestone for Zambia
This bilateral agreement will yield positively
Professional local contractors who will deliver quality work should be assigned to this
Talk is cheap..Pf government very passionate about developing the nation, 6 Universities built in the last 9 years..
PF CRONIES WILL GET THE CONTRACTS —————- WE WANT PUBLISHED TENDERS SHOWING WHO THE BIDDERS ARE – THEIR COMPANY NAMES AND ALL WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE COMPANIES BEFORE THE TENDER IS AWARDED !
NOT LOCAL CONTRACTORS BUT LOCAL PF CADERS ARE THE ONES TO BENEFIT FROM THIS AS ALWAYS.
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