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Government to Undertake all Capital Projects that stalled in 2018


Kelvin Sichizya in Mporokoso

December 28, 2018 – *Government is determined to undertake and complete all projects that stalled in various parts of Northern Province*

*Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile announced today that several projects in the region stalled last year because they could not meet the 80% completion threshold* but said now that government had scaled down to about 50% completion level, all the projects in the province would be tackled and possibly completed.

The Minister who is also Mporokoso Lawmaker was speaking at a media briefing he hosted in Mporokoso today.

He named some of the projects as Water and Sanitation projects , township roads, Trades Training Schools, Police Stations and Houses, Health facilities which includes Mini hospitals in all the districts of the province.

Others are Lunte District Infrastructure which includes the District Administrative offices, the Posts office, Police Station and houses as well as the Kasama University whose works he said were progressing well.

The Minister said works on the long awaited Nseluka/Kayambi road project had commenced and that they were progressing well adding that the 110 Police houses in Kasama had been completed and would be commissioned soon together with the Mungwi District Hospital which had also been completed.

On the Chambeshi Bridge on the Kasama /Isoka road, he said government had taken over the bridge component on that road and would be tackling that part to open the road adding however that the Kasama /Mpika road was critical and needed urgent attention .

And Hon. Mundubile has announced that following the upgrading of Kasama Airport runway and modernising Mbala Airport, there was need to also work on the runway at Kasaba Bay so that the three airports complement each other.

He said, a lot of work had been done in the area of aviation saying Kasaba Bay airport also needed to be restored.

The Mporokoso Member also expressed concern with the state of the road between Mporokoso and Kawambwa and implored on the contractor to consider improving some sections of the road if they were facing challenges in their contractual obligations.

Mr. Mundubile said , as area Member of Parliament himself, he has had to move in to do some sections of the road just to make the road passable despite the fact that it was unusual to do that on a road project that was already contracted.

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