By MILDRED KATONGO –
CONSTUCTION of the Copperbelt University (CBU) School of Medicine in Ndola at a cost of more than K42 million has been completed and ready for commissioning next month.
All the major works at the facility have been completed, and the contractor, SOGECOA Construction is only doing “final touches.”
Project manager Bernard Mabo said the contractor was only fitting glasses, among other final works, to have the structure completed and handed over to the Government.
Mr Mabo said the first phase of the project would be handed over by the end of this month while the second phase would be completed next month.
“I must say that we are almost done with the construction works as the super structure has been erected. What is remaining is fitting the glasses and electrifying the building.
“We have hope that the whole project will be completed and handed over next month,” he said.
He said the remaining external works included glass fitting, painting, and electrifying the building.
He said once the construction works were completed, students would occupy the building as it would be in full operation.
Mr Mabo said the construction of the School of Medicine was an indication that the Government had achieved another milestone in the health sector and was ensuring that there was quality infrastructure for health personnel training.