PAC disappointed with works on dip tanks

By Staff Reporter

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson Howard Kunda is disappointed with the works done on the rehabilitation of dip tanks in Chipata district.

Speaking when he and other committee members inspected Kalichero and Chiparamba dip tanks yesterday being rehabilitated at a total cost of K129, 958, Kunda said the works were not impressive.

He said it was unacceptable that money meant for important projects was going to waste as a result of poor workmanship by contractors.

“Some specification in the design of the dip tanks were not followed as well as poor supervision by technocrats, my committee is hopeful that the defects will be worked upon as soon as possible so that people start benefitting because a dip tank is vital in livestock farming,” said Kunda.

“It’s disheartening because money which was used to rehabilitate the dip tanks came from the Euro bond which needs to be used wisely as it will be paid back,” he said

The committee later toured Chilobwe dam which is being constructed in Luangeni constituency at a total cost of K2, 296, 076.