Sesheke K171, 000 street light­ing project takes off

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By AN­DREW MUKOMA

Once the in­sti­tute is com­pleted, it will ben­e­fit not only Sesheke but other dis­tricts in the prov­ince. THE K171, 000 street light­ing project in Sesheke by the lo­cal author­ity has been launched, says coun­cil sec­re­tary El­iz­a­beth Lundwe.

Ms Lundwe said the third phase of putting up street lights in the border town will cover a stretch of 500 me­tres.

She told the Daily Na­tion in Sesheke that the project was funded un­der the equal­iza­tion fund from the Min­istry of Lo­cal Govern­ment and Hous­ing.

Ms. Lundwe ex­plained that the con­trac­tor Afri Wood of Liv­ing­stone moved to the site last Fri­day and was ex­pected to com­plete the works within two months.

She said that the project had been de­layed be­cause the con­trac­tor at­tempted to aban­don the works de­spite be­ing paid K71, 000 in May.

“The project is worth about K171, 000 and we paid the con­trac­tor Afri Wood K71, 000 in May this year but it has de­layed be­cause the con­trac­tor was giv­ing us too many sto­ries,

“We have been call­ing him to re­sume the works and he fi­nally showed up last Fri­day. We are do­ing a 500 me­tres of street lights,” she said.

Ms. Lundwe said that the coun­cil has de­cided to light up the main road be­cause there has been a num­ber of in­ci­dents where peo­ple have been at­tacked by crim­i­nals in the night.

“This will ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity once com­pleted. There are a lot of at­tacks on peo­ple by crim­i­nals in Sesheke but with the street lights com­ing up, this should greatly re­duce,” she said. There are a lot of at­tacks on peo­ple by crim­i­nals in Sesheke but with the street lights com­ing up, this will greatly re­duce.

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