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Namwala lawmaker, Mapani, warns CDF contractors to adhere to project terms or face revocation


Namwala Constituency Member of Parliament, Herbert Mapani, has directed contractors with running Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in the district to ensure that they are completed and delivered within the set timelines.

The lawmaker said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday.

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Mapani said it was important for contractors within the district to complete the projects within the agreed timeframe.

He warned that contractors found to have compromised on quality risked having their contacts revoked.

The lawmaker made these remarks when he inspected CDF projects in Namwala Central, Nakamboma, Ngabo, Mbeza, Kabulamwanda, Maala and Chitongo wards.

He further instructed the project monitoring team to regularly carry out inspection at each stage during the construction of all CDF projects in the district.

“Kindly be advised that the works you are doing of constructing schools are not programmes but projects. Finish up all works remaining on projects. The contracts you signed have terms and conditions” advised Mapani.

He added that should it be discovered that sub-standard materials were used or the specifications in the building plan were not followed, the contractor would be ordered to demolish the structure and build again, and that the cost of rebuilding would be borne by the contractor.

“Failure to adhere to the contract specifications will result in having the comprised works demolished. Getting the next contract depends on how well you executed your previous contract”, he said.

Mapani further instructed one contractor to remove the roofing sheets for a named project, which upon inspection, revealed that the roofing sheets that had been installed were contrary to what was specified in the building plan.

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