Sunday, June 23, 2024

Health Minister allocates more health projects to his constituency, upsets Ndola party officials

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Some PF Ndola District officials have accused Health Minister Jonas Chanda of bulldozing his way by awarding more health projects to his Bwana Mkubwa constituency.

Over the weekend, Dr Chanda officiated at a ground breaking ceremony for the upgrading of Kaloko mini-hospital in Bwana Mkubwa.

The project becomes the fourth mega health related project to be commissioned in Bwana Mkubwa after Dr Chanda diverted two other projects that were earmarked for Chifubu and Kabushi constituencies.

The development has upset some officials from the PF Ndola District Executive Committee who have accused Dr Chanda of greedy and abuse of his office authority.

The officials who opted to remain anonymous questioned why Dr Chanda had gone award to have four health projects in his constituency, depriving other areas in Ndola that need similar services.

They have since called on President Edgar Lungu to intervene and reverse the decision by Dr Chanda to award his constituency four health projects.

“We know that there is a JICA funded Level 1 Hospital coming up in Bwana Mkubwa, there is also another hospital being constructed by a UK charity and now the same constituency now has two more mini-hospitals,” the official said.

He added, “What is happening is that these selfish moves by Hon. Chanda are now costing the party in the District and now people are asking questions as to why Bwana Mkubwa is receiving everything. We also know that Dr Chanda is not popular on the ground and he is now using projects to win some favour from the people.”

“We want President Lungu to act on this irregularity because we know that for instance the project which was diverted from Chifubu had reached an advanced stage and all the planning had been done and now technocrats are wondering why they have to re-plan for Bwana Mkubwa projects now.”

“Why should someone get four projects to do with hospitals and clinics when other areas have none?” the official questioned.

Efforts to reach Dr Chanda proved futile as he did not answer his calls.

Dr Chanda officiated at a ground breaking ceremony for the upgrading of Kaloko mini-hospital in Bwana Mkubwa
Dr Chanda officiated at a ground breaking ceremony for the upgrading of Kaloko mini-hospital in Bwana Mkubwa

14 COMMENTS

  1. All these projects should be equally allocated among all constituencies across the country and not just PF strong holds please. Zambia has a long way to develop when you have mediocre people perpetuating mediocrity

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  2. They are all like baboons in a maize field………

    Lungu the leader is at the forefront grabing anything and disregarding laws…

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  3. So is he a health minister for all of Zambia or just a health minister for Bwana Mkubwa ? Chanda is corrupt and unethical.

  4. Selfish and greed is the cloth of PF government – PF members are richer than PF government itself. The new normal of PF regime – corrupt lot.

  5. Chanda we initially liked you, but is this what you have started. Any way you are okay, it is the orientation from your party which is an issue

  6. What kind of Budget Management is this? If the Financial Resources were allocated to certain Projects how can a New Minister re-allocate money away from old Projects to new Projects. Its Chipante pante Budgeting zouona! PF knows no Planning and no Budgeting. How can People vote for this kind of Govt?

  7. Lies lies and more lies from the upnd propaganda machine. These tribal bush pigs become like this as we approach elections . They will also try to be violent but this time around we are prepared for them. The police is fully equipped. We will start with ka hh.

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  8. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON RADIO AND TV
    COME ON PF WHATS THE PROBLEM
    WE THE PEOPLE DESERVE TO LISTEN TO THE ASPIRING CANDIDATES
    NOT THE LIES YOU PUT ON HERE !!!!!!!!!!

  9. Behaving as though they are not using taxpayer’s money then they even turn to the opposition questioning what projects opposition party MP’s have taken to their constituencies!

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