EIZ valueless-Lungu

 EIZ valueless-Lungu

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu presents the Economics Association of Zambia Presidential award for Best Economic News Media Coverage to Zambia Daily Mail’s Editor Angela Chishimba. Chishimba received the award on behalf of the Zambia Daily Mail at the First-ever-Annual Economics Gala organised by the Economics Association of Zambia under the theme: “Uniting Towards Achieving An Integrated Approach To National Economic Development” at InterContinental Hotel on Wednesday, December 12,2018-Picture by THOMAS NSAMA/STATE HOUSE

By Staff Writer
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) is one of the professional bodies that is not adding value to national development.

President Lungu who described the EIZ as aloof said the institution has stayed away from key national decision processes because it is inactive.

He said the EIZ is failing to provide professional input in key government construction projects.

“The EIZ is aloof and are not interested in providing professional advice. A case in point is the construction of the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, I learnt the other day that the new airport is being constructed without refrigeration equipment and yet we are planning on doing this goat export deal to Saudi Arabia.

“The money the country when doing the Mongu Kalabo Road could have been saved had our Engineers told us the type of road we needed there before roads could get washed away easily,” he said.


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