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Written by on January 14, 2022

The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has been urged to review the contract and look at the possibilities of engaging a new contractor to expedite the process of constructing 100 low cost housing units in Solwezi. 

This came to light when North-Western province minister Robert Lihefu in the company of his deputy permanent secretary Naomi Tetamashimba inspected the site.

Mr Lihefu said there is need for the authority to quickly resolve issues with the contractor engaged to construct the housing units.

He says it is saddening noting that the contractor has abandoned the site resulting in construction works to stall.

He stated that his desire is to see that NAPSA engages another contractor so that works can be expedited further appealing to the authority to consider funding economical viable roads in the province such as the Solwezi-Kipushi road.

He said the road if well worked on, will enhance trade between Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) adding that government has earmarked to work on key economical roads in the province to open up the region to international markets.

NAPSA has embarked on a project to construct low cost houses on a 50 hectare piece of land in Solwezi to address the housing deficit in the area with an initial 100 housing units as a pilot project.

By Jackson Mapapayi

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