By JULIUS PHIRI-
PETAUKE District Commissioner Velenasi Banda-Moyo has called on the ministry of Local Government and Housing to terminate the contract awarded to Plinth Technical Works Limited for the tarring of township roads in the district.
Plinth Technical was awarded the contract to work on a seven-kilometre stretch of township roads in Petauke but the company is yet to move on site.
Ms Moyo said in Chipata yesterday that the line ministry should terminate the contract because the contractor had not moved on site long after the contract was signed.
The DC said she had written letters to Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Dr Chileshe Mulenga and the ministry of Local Government and Housing beseeching them to terminate the contract.
Ms Moyo said the contractor was given up to December 31st, 2013 to move on site but the contractor never respected the deadline.
“Even Petauke District council’s full council meeting they want this contract to be terminated. So at the moment I am just waiting for the response from the ministry of Local Government and Housing on my recommendation for the termination of the contract,” she said.
Since winning elections in 2011, the Patriotic Front (PF) Government has embarked on major road rehabilitation works under the Link Zambia and Pave Zambia projects.
Most of the rural districts have been targeted for upgrade of the road network.