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Stalled works at Bangweulu Hospital irks the government

Rural News Stalled works at Bangweulu Hospital irks the government

The government has expressed concern with the stalled works on the construction of the K154 million Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Lupososhi district of Northern Province.

Northern Province Minister, Leonard Mbao noted that the lack of progress on the 800 bed capacity ultra-modern hospital has affected delivery of health services for the people in the Northern and Bangweulu region.

“Works on the hospital have stalled for over two years, but we know that if this hospital was completed on time, it was going to improve the delivery of health services in the Northern region and reduce referral of patients to the University Teaching Hospitals. “He said.

Mr. Mbao charged that it is unfortunate that numerous capital projects were embarked on without any tangible financial plan.

He said this situation has led to a number of stalled projects in most parts of the province.

Mr. Mbao however disclosed that the UPND administration will ensure that the facility is completed so that it can become a center of medical excellence in the Northern region covering Northern, Muchinga and Luapula provinces.

“ I hear this project was only supposed to take about 36 months to complete but works here have stalled for almost two years,” he added.

He disclosed that government has taken keen interest to probe as to what led to a number of stalled projects in the province.

The Hospital whose works have stalled for two years, was earmarked to be a centre of clinical excellence in the region, housing consultants in various medical disciplines.

The hospital was also going to provide training of various health personnel, including specialisation under the auspices of the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University.

Works for the construction of Bangweulu Regional Hospital were commissioned in 2019 and it was scheduled to take about 36 months to complete.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Allow UPND to recover huge amount of funds stolen by PF regime and its members that caused many projects to be stalled of country wide.
    The same thieves cry each time arrests have been made by ACC. Development can not be achieved through corruption experienced during PF regime. The fight against this infectious syndrome of corruption will continue until most assets are recovered by government to bring real development in Zambia.

  2. Just look at those thieves in the photo laying foundation… I am sure this is another case for ACC to look into, Dr Chilufya was even reassuring us that the indicated K154, 174 340.72 and not the exaggerated figure in Dollars…really laughable

  3. HEALTHThe Construction Bangweulu Regional Hospital will cost K 154 million, Ministry of Health says. By Mwebantu Editor August 14, 2019.

    THE Ministry of Health has reiterated that the cost for the construction of the Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Lupososhi District, Northern Province is K154, 174, 340.72 contrary to assertions by some section of society that have deliberately quoted the cost is in United States Dollars.
    The equivalent of the K154, 174, 340.72 is US$11,859,564.67.
    The Ministry of Health further wishes to state that the statement made by His Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of Republic of Zambia 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…

  4. The Construction Bangweulu Regional Hospital will cost K 154 million – Ministry of Health ( By Mwebantu Editor August 14, 2019.)

    THE Ministry of Health has reiterated that the cost for the construction of the Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Lupososhi District, Northern Province is K154, 174, 340.72 contrary to assertions by some section of society that have deliberately quoted the cost is in United States Dollars.
    The equivalent of the K154, 174, 340.72 is US$11,859,564.67.
    The Ministry of Health further wishes to state that the statement made by His Excellency, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of Republic of Zambia 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…

  5. 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.

  6. Hey Nakacinda, you say you won’t be silenced, anything to say about this 100% proof of your PF government friends stealing money from even a rural health facility? Absolutely no shame, isn’t it? Thankfully Zambian voters have got good and long memory, all the way to the 2026 polls!

  7. Apart from corruption, this exposes the nepotism of pf–K154 million for hospital in the north, $33 million for a university in the north–nothing major for the southwest–very shameful! But really, no honor among thieves because even projects that should serve the places they hail from, they steal! We want to see convictions and arrests. We share the outrage with our brothers in the north.

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