Govt terminates Petauke road contract
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By JULIUS PHIRI and HILDA MUSONDA –

GOVERNMENT has terminated the K11 million contract awarded to Plinth Technical Works Limited of Lusaka for failure to carry out road works in Petauke District.

Local Government and Housing Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela terminated the K11 million contract for the construction of a 7.5-kilometre stretch in the district.

Reverend Sikwela said it was sad that the contractor completely failed to execute the job.

One of the residents, Ledger Tembo expressed happiness with the move by Government to terminate the contract.

Last week, Petauke District Commissioner Velenasi Moyo called on the ministry of Local Government and Housing to terminate the contract because of poor performance by the contractor.

In 2011, Government awarded Plinth Technical Works Limited a contract to tar township roads, the works were expected to be completed last year.

Meanwhile, Msanzala Member of Parliament (MP) Joseph Lungu said transportation of the patients from remote areas of his constituency had become difficult becuase of the bad road network.

Colonel Lungu said this when he handed over two ambulances bought using the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) in Petauke.

He said the ambulances would service the two chiefdoms of Nyamphande and Sandwe where transportation of patients to referral hospitals was a challenge.

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