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Audit Findings on Feeder and Township Roads Disappointing-Gary Nkombo

Headlines Audit Findings on Feeder and Township Roads Disappointing-Gary Nkombo

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has embarked on a country-wide audit of the feeder and township roads performances.

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo says Kapiri Mposhi is the first district that has been audited.

Mr. Nkombo described the audit findings as discouraging, stating that one contract was over-stated in terms of the number of kilometers while seven other companies were reported not to be on-site despite them being paid advance payments.

“We are meant to have visited sixteen contracts and I can confirm that we managed to see five contracts and so far out of the five contracts we saw we must quickly state that there is some reasonable amount of work going on,” Mr. Nkombo said.

Mr. Nkombo said the audit findings reveal what President Hakainde Hichilema mentioned that there are contractors who were paid colossal sums of money but have not mobilized.

Mr. Nkombo has since appealed to all the contractors in the country that are not on-site to quickly be close to their contracts before they are visited or to report to the ministry and make their presentation on the circumstances that have made them fail to mobilize.

“For those contractors who may not be aware that there is an audit going on, we want to use this platform as a means to communicate for them to be as close as possible to their construction sites so that we can expedite this audit as quickly as possible in order for us to arrive at a point where those who deserve to be paid are paid as quickly as possible,” he said.

Mr. Nkombo has also called upon banks and insurance companies that may have issued performance bonds against the contracts to quickly encourage the contractors to do the right thing by reporting to his Ministry so as to reconcile the differences between the audit findings and the contractor point of view.

19 COMMENTS

  1. This is a tip of the iceberg. Audit lands simultaneously because that’s where stolen money was laundered. Ba bweze ba mambala. Some are selling beach front properties, How does one own a beach by the river or lake when you can’t even pave anywhere near a government road when you buy land?

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  2. This goes to show how corrupt and thieving the previous PF govt was.Zambia’s foreign debts ended up with PF crooks and their contractor accomplices.

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  3. It’s one of the reasons we kicked out PF, so by being repetitive you’re just being a nuisance. You are just in Kapiri, you have 115 districts to go and that’s more than 116 days. Will you be giving us what we already know each time you visit a district? What we want to see is action taken. Are you a broken record?

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  4. Good morning Hon. Minister, if the contractor/s won a tender or was given a contract and the period of mobilisation and moving on site is within the first days of signing the contract depending on the language in the Contract, but if auditors have visited the sites and find that on some sites the Contractor/s are not there, this in itself means that the agreement to some extent has been breached and can lead to termination of Contract or otherwise. You don’t need to plead with them to negotiate with either the bank or yourself /(your Office) because from the time you came into Office as UPND and the Alliance Partners, it is now three months and some days and if it is the UPND and its Alliance Partners who gave those contracts to these contractors why then did some contractors…

  5. Remedy the situation we believe in you abilities and put up new systems that will make it difficult for would be contractors to abandon or do shoddy works…

  6. They knew that they could get away with it. Now you are pleading with them?. Just tell them to abide by the provisions of the contracts.

  7. What is disappointing is a government that talks but lacks capacity to deliver on the many promises it made during campaigns. What is disappointing is a government that has sold us to imf and the painful restructure that awaits poof Zambians. Our memories of privatisation are stick fresh. Hh don’t kill our people yet again. As for garry continue making funny videos on YouTube with Your daughter.

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  8. Being paid colossal sums and not delivering any works is theft…why is Nkombo not referring matters to the police or courts …this is money that was used for campaigning just look yesterday’s story about that company in Eastern Province awarded a contract to supply fertilizer Neira Investments its owned by a very close associate of Lazy Lungu lawyer Bokani Soko.

  9. PRIVATISATION POPS UP AGAIN
    ARE THESE PUPPETS JEALOUS OR NOTHING BETTER TO BLOG ABOUT
    EVERYTHING WAS SOLD AT THE BEST OFFER AT THAT TIME
    EVEN THE RAILWAY STATION TO SATA IMAGINE ??
    OMG THIS IS GETTING BORING

  10. THIS IS INDEED A GOVERNMENT ON “FAULT FINDING MISSION”,EISH!,JUST WORK TO DELIVER PLIZ!,ZAMBIAN PEOPOLE AIN’T INTERESTED IN CORRUPTION STORIES YOU COMING UP WITH,DO YOU HAVE A PLAN UPND OR ITS GONNA BE CORRUPTION TALK ALL THE WAY?

  11. Ba Ayatollah naimwe sometimes your criticisms yamu toilet. So you want them to stop doing the audit for the feeder roads then what? You have to understand the current state of the position you have taken over before you start doing your own projects. Thats just logic. This is about accountability. Government has to know how much was given to contractors, who those contractors are and the amount of work that was done. Simple common sense.

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  12. Gary go to work talk talk is not useful do people want want food to feed their families they will not eat politics, do work man politics time for politicking is gone, now fulfill your promises to people.

  13. Ba Kaizer, ikalenifye.
    Those buildings you bought in Dubai will come to haunt you. You were very pompous and evil man brandishing guns. Any way, soon, the law will catch up with you.you were untouchable, where are you nomba? Kufisamafisamafye.

  14. #14 Dudelove, I’d rather make toilet criticisms than listen to Garry’s same statements over and over. He was in Parliament with Situmbeko where they gave detailed reports. Garry went province by province and mentioned all districts that included Kapiri. Now he’s here giving the same info he gave in Parliament about Kapiri, is he going to repeat the same whenever he goes to every district? You and Garry must find something to do. Local government is vast and it’s not about feeder roads alone. Water Utilities have failed and most urban streams are conveyors of sewer effluent, what time will Garry address that if he’s so excited about PF fraud on feeder roads? etc, etc

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