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Lumezi signs contracts worth over K7 million for CDF-funded community project

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Lumezi Town Council has signed contracts with fifteen contractors worth over K7 million for the construction of community projects funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). The projects are expected to cover the education, health, water, and infrastructure sectors in the district. The contracts were approved by the Attorney General’s Office, pursuant to the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 section 72 (2) (e) and section 71 (i). The delivery period for all the fifteen projects approved is twelve weeks from the date works commence except for those that may justifiably formally request the Council to commence works at a later date owing to the prevailing weather conditions and terrain.

Lumezi Town Council Secretary, Mary Sinkala, warned contractors that the council will not accept low-quality works, and any contractor who fails to meet expectations risks not getting any other contract. She emphasized that the Local Authority does not want substandard materials from contractors just because projects are in the rural areas. The Council’s desire is to achieve infrastructure that benefits the community. Ms Sinkala urged the contractors to be mindful about quality and efficiency to meet the timeframe and communicate with the Local Authority for close supervision.

The projects include the construction of staff houses, classroom blocks, health posts, and mother’s shelters with VIP toilets and incinerators. Each project was assigned to a specific contractor, with a breakdown of projects, contractors, and total contract sums signed by the Council provided. The projects are expected to commence soon, and the delivery period is twelve weeks.

Below is the Detailed Press Statement:

PRESS STATEMENT
(For Immediate Release)
Friday, 24th February, 2023.
LUMEZI SIGNS CONTRACTS WORTH OVER K7 MILLION FOR CDF COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Construction works on the 2022 Constituency Development Fund CDF funded community projects worth more than K7 Million in Lumezi are earmarked to commence following the signing of contracts with fifteen (15) contractors.
Last year, Lumezi Town Council shortlisted a total of sixteen (16) recommended community projects which were projected to Costco K13,935,384.84 covering the education health, water and infrastructure sectors in the district.
Following approval of the proposed contracts by the Attorney General’s Office, Lumezi Town Council has signed contracts with fifteen (15) contractors for construction works worth K7,547,070.72, pursuant to the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 section 72 (2) (e) and section 71 (i). This is in addition to the procurement of a grader last month by the Local Authority at K2,030,000 as part of the community projects.
Addressing contractors after the signing of contracts for service delivery, Lumezi Town Council Secretary, Mary Sinkala warned that the council will not accept low quality works and that any contractor who fails to meet expectations risks not getting any other contract.
“The Council will not accept low quality works. Work according to what’s laid down in the contracts, so if your works will be outstanding, we will keep engaging you in future projects” Ms Sinkala said.
The Council Secretary emphasized the fact that the Local Authority does not want substandard materials from contractors just because projects are in the rural areas, as it is the Council’s desire to achieve infrastructure that benefits the community.
“You should also be mindful about quality and efficiency to meet the timeframe. Ensure to communicate with the Local Authority for close supervision because we want to see quality works within the specified timeframe” she said.
The following is a breakdown of projects, contractors and total contract sum signed by the Council;
1. Construction of a staff house at Chocha Primary School in Lumimba Ward by Transtech Engineering Ltd at K385,000.
2. Construction of a staff house at Kataba Health Post in Kazembe Ward by Momu Business Solutions Ltd at K474,000.
3. Construction of a 1×3 Classroom Block at Chibembe Primary School in Lukusuzi Ward by Mukasi Construction and General Dealers Ltd at K763,786.80.
4. Construction of a Mother’s Shelter and Incinerator at Yakhobe Health Post in Chibande Ward by Slycon General Suppliers Ltd at K497,883.75.
5. Construction of a Staff House and a double VIP toilet at Yakhobe Health Post in Lukusuzi Ward by Zumale General Traders Ltd at K460,000.
6. Completion of a 1×3 Classroom Block at Chasera Day Secondary School in Chibande Ward by Zoko Investments Ltd at K640,115.
7. Completion of a 1×3 Classroom Block at Milulu Primary School in Chibande Ward by Kambube General Dealers Ltd at K192,044.69.
8. Construction of a Health Post and Incinerator at Katope by Bavic Construction Company Ltd at K397,475.60.
9. Construction of a Mother’s Shelter and a double VIP Toilet at Katope by Prolific Ventures Ltd at K467,946.78.
10. Construction of a 1×3  Classroom Block at Kabobola Primary School by Lima Agro Suppliers Limited at K621,299.
11. Construction of a 1×3 Classroom Block at Kangobe Primary School in Kachama Ward by Jikana Construction and General Suppliers Ltd at K742,357.11.
12. Completion of a Health Post, Incinerator and a double VIP Toilet at Chamkoma in Kamimba Ward by Kandekha Investments Ltd at K318,000.
13. Construction of a Staff House at Chamkoma Health Post in Kamimba Ward by Blejosh Contractors and General Suppliers Ltd at K378,944 50.
14. Construction of a 1×3 Classroom Block and three (03) double VIP Toilets at Kateme Primary School in Diwa Ward by Anasma Investments Ltd at K973,932.65.
15. Construction of a 1×3 Classroom Block at Kamnkongono Primary School (Phase 1) in Chamtowa Ward by Metalfabs Ltd at K234,284.84.
The delivery period for all the fifteen projects approved is twelve (12) weeks from the date works commence except for those that may justifiably formally request the Council to commence works at a later date owing to the prevailing weather conditions and terrain.
Issued by;
Irvin Muyumbwa (Mr)
Public Relations Officer
Lumezi Town Council

5 COMMENTS

  1. Initial development in Lumezi constituency has began to bear results due to change in the governing system.
    Hope contractors engaged will deliver as expected without buts and ifs. The area has waited for such a long time without due consideration by previous governments.

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