State correcting wrongs in Roan Constituency – Minister
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.