NCC suspends construction
The National Council for Construction has suspended construction activities on a SunShare Investment Limited site in LUSAKA for contravening the NCC regulations.
NCC Public Relations Officer Chama Mwansa says the council has also charged the firm for carrying out construction works without a valid certificate from the council.
Ms Mwansa explains that the company has been operating under unsafe working conditions putting the lives of workers in danger.
She said the firm will NOT be allowed to operate until further notice by the council.
And Ms Mwansa has appealed to all contractors to register their firms for the 2016 registration period which started last year in October.
The suspended works are for Sun Share’s proposed ten storey office building on Katima Mulilo Road.
This is contained in a statement to ZNBC news in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, Government is happy with progress made in the construction of public infrastructure in the newly created Chilanga and Shibuyunji districts in Lusaka province.
Works and Supply Deputy Minister Mutaba Mwali says the good construction works will encourage government to develop other new districts.
Dr. Mwali who is on a phase two inspection tour of the construction works in the districts said he is pleased that 70 percent of the works in Chilanga district are complete.
He has however warned that Government will terminate contracts for all contractors who have decided to abandon projects.
Dr. Mwali said government wants to work with serious contractors.
And Chilanga District Commissioner Edith Muwana said completion of the infrastructure will help improve service delivery for administrative officers.
Mrs Muwana has since appealed to all contractors in the district to continue working hard and deliver quality services.
And Government has given the contractor working on township roads in Chinsali a two month ultimatum in which to finish the works.
Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe says he is NOT happy that seven months have gone without progress.
Mr Nundwe says government will have no option but terminate the contract if progress is NOT recorded in two months.
He says Chinsali as a Provincial capital should lead by example with a good road network.