‘Deserter’ contractor in Sikongo riles Kapita
By Staff Reporter
WESTERN Province Minister Richard Kapita is disappointed with the contractor engaged to construct the Sikongo district administration block for abandoning works after being paid.
Zambia News & Information Service reported that Kapita after inspecting the project on Thursday said it was saddening that the local contractor Muco Trading Limited was not on site despite being paid to complete the works.
Kapita has promised to engage his counterpart, the Infrastructure development minister to ensure that that contractor moved on site to complete the project.
The Minister who also met departmental heads, reiterated government’s commitment towards the completion of all stalled projects in the district.
Earlier, Sikongo District Commissioner Bright Tombi appealed to government to consider giving projects to constructors who shared a developmental agenda for the country.
Tombi said most local contractors had a tendency of abandoning the projects even after being paid, as can be witnessed in Sikongo.
Kapita was in the district to check on development projects in the area.