State cor­rect­ing wrongs in Roan Con­stituency – Min­is­ter

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By OS­CAR MALIPENGA HEALTH Min­is­ter Dr. Chi­talu Chilu­fya yes­ter­day told Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day that he was ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed when he found Sec­tion 25 Hos­pi­tal in Mpata­matu (Roan Con­stituency) which is be­ing con­structed us­ing Con­stituency De­vel­op­ment Funds (CDF) had stalled.

Dr. Chilu­fya, who is PF Mansa Cen­tral Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, ex­pected area law­maker Chishimba Kamb­wili to have com­pleted the hos­pi­tal us­ing CDF within sched­uled time.

He said it was very dis­ap­point­ing that works at Sec­tion 25 Hos­pi­tal which started over five years ago had stalled.

Dr Chilu­fya said if the peo­ple of Roan con­stituency had a re­spon­si­ble and car­ing Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, con­struc­tion would have been com­pleted by now.

“But now that we are look­ing at new lead­er­ship in Roan Con­stituency... We are now cor­rect­ing all the wrongs in Roan Con­stituency,” Dr Chilu­fya said.

The min­is­ter was re­spond­ing to a ques­tion from Mr Kamb­wili who wanted to find out when the con­struc­tion of Sec­tion 25 Hos­pi­tal would be com­pleted by the gov­ern­ment.

Ear­lier, Mr Kamb­wili al­leged that gov­ern­ment through the Min­istry of Health gave Roan Hos­pi­tal se­cond hand equip­ment.

Mr Kamb­wili fur­ther wanted as­sur­ance from Dr Chilu­fya that his min­istry would never give newly con­structed hos­pi­tals se­cond hand equip­ment.

In his re­sponse, Dr Chilu­fya as­sured Mr Kamb­wili that his min­istry had never and would never give any hos­pi­tal se­cond hand equip­ment for op­er­a­tions.

Mean­while, dur­ing ques­tions for oral an­swers Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Stephen Kampy­ongo told Par­lia­ment that his min­istry had re­viewed Mwandi po­lice post struc­ture and pro­posed plans for a po­lice sta­tion.

He said the min­istry was wait­ing for Trea­sury ap­proval from the Min­istry of Fi­nance.

Mr Kampy­ongo was re­spond­ing to a ques­tion from UPND Mwandi MP Sililo Mutaba who wanted to find out when the Mwandi po­lice post would be up­graded to a po­lice sta­tion and pro­vide it with a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

And Act­ing min­is­ter of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Charles Banda said Gov­ern­ment was sat­is­fied with the re­search taken to as­sess the ef­fec­tive­ness of the ori­en­ta­tion pro­gramme for newly elected coun­cil­lors.

Dr Chilu­fya

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