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Government to suspend non-performing feeder roads contracts once the audit is done-Nkombo

General News Government to suspend non-performing feeder roads contracts once the audit is done-Nkombo

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo has said that the government will suspend non-performing contracts awarded to contractors under the feeder road project once audits are done.

Mr. Nkombo said in Ndola where he conducted physical inspections on the feeder roads that once contracts are suspended, works will only resume when funds are found.

And Mr. Nkombo has warned local authority engineers against conniving with contractors on the status of the projects.

Mr. Nkombo said the government is concerned that some contracts were signed and partly funded but contractors are not on sites.

He said once the audit is concluded, all non-performing contracts will be discontinued until such a time when funds will be available because the treasury is currently stressed.

Mr. Nkombo is on the Copperbelt conducting a physical audit of the feeder roads to establish which contracts should be closed off and those that will be prioritized in terms of payments to finalize the works.

The Minister said this when he called on Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Augustine Kasongo.

And speaking when he called on Ndola Mayor, Jones Kalyati, Mr.Nkombo assured that government will ensure economic roads are worked on.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kalyati called on the minister to consider prioritizing the construction of township roads in Ndola which he said are in a deplorable state.

He said the district was allocated 20 kilometers of township roads which were supposed to be tarred but that only one kilometer has so far been worked on in the Kabushi constituency.

9 COMMENTS

  1. . Nkombo said in Ndola where he conducted physical inspections on the feeder roads that once contracts are suspended, works will only resume when funds are found…?

  2. Half of the roads worked on so far are not economic critical for the country and were only ment to enrich PF theives and make sure the unemployed don’t get their shoes dirty …………

    Half of those roads needed to be funded from internal sustainable funds once the economy gets ticking over……..not from borrowed money……

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  3. This is a clear sign there is no provision for road works because the former PF regime messed up.by awarding contracts to cadres.

  4. No Gary it is wrong to stop the expectations of people they want progress and not stalemate.
    You mean your party has no capacity to do more , people are disappointed by this government

  5. “Non performing road contracts” would appropriately be what the minister said with regards to contracts that could end up suspended. However the non disappointing mediocre reporting style of LT always devoid of proof reading before publishing continues! LT is good at sensational headlines and misrepresentation of facts while verification before publishing is alien! On spellings I shudder……!

  6. @1- kakuli: You know what happens when you always think NEGATIVE and that Everything is wrong? You will never get meaning to anything. Please Relax and have Love for your Country. What the Article says is that Government will suspend Non-Performing Contractors engaged to do Feeder Roads. For sure if someone is not performing, why keep them? If we have to develop, we need serious and performing contractors.

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