The National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC) Board has described the implementation of K135 million Governance to Enable Service Delivery (GESD) funded projects in Chitipa district as a mixed bag.
NLGFC board chairperson, Commissioner Richard Chapweteka, said this recently after the board inspected GESD projects in the district.
Chapweteka said the council should intensify monitoring of projects as one way of ensuring that contractors are not giving raw deals.
“Some works are satisfactory while others are not. When you look at the standard of the market shade at Chitipa Boma market you will agree with me that the structure is shoddy even though it is being constructed a stone-throw away from the district council’s office,” he said.
Chapweteka applauded the council for the work at Misuku CDSS girls hostel labelling it as up to standard and worthy the value.
However, Chitipa District Commissioner Macmillan Magomero, while concurring with the NLGFC board’s observation, said the district council will ensure that contractors producing defects in their projects will be required to rework so that the projects are done within the required designs and standards.
Currently, Chitipa District Council is implementing four projects under GESD to a tune of 135 million Kwacha and these projects are expected to be completed by mid-May.