Do not commence projects without assurance-Veep

Vice President, Mutale Nalumango has directed Government departments to not commence developmental projects without the assurance of the availability of resources.

Mrs Nalumango said it is important for resources to be made available in order to have a clear understanding of the nature of work to be achieved.

She was speaking when she toured the National Infectious Disease Isolation Facility in Mwembeshi.

Mrs Nalumango said she was displeased with the dilapidated state of the facility even before its completion.

The Vice President said it is unfortunate that the facility has been under construction for the last seven years.

She also said that it was unfortunate that a project that K28 million was has spent on has never been completed and continues to worsen.

“The UPND administration will not continue to complain about the poor manner in which things were being done under the previous regime but will endeavor to complete all the projects that were started,” she said.

Construction of the 20-bed capacity National Infectious Disease Isolation Facility commenced in 2015 and was supposed to be the country’s Centre for isolation of diseases of national importance such as Ebola and others.

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