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Government Secures K10 Million To Upgrade “Slaughter House”

Government has financed K10 million for the partial rehabilitation of Parliament Motel notoriously referred to as the “slaughter house”.

The rehabilitation will include replacement of aging infrastructure, fixtures, and fittings at Parliament Motel in Lusaka.

This came to light when the Minister of Finance Felix Mutati briefed the speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Patrick Matibini on the measures taken by the treasury to ensure that members of parliament who do not have residencies in Lusaka has conducive lodging facilities during parliamentary and other related business.

Dr. Matibini and Mutati conducted a joint inspection of the facilities last Thursday; the day before the official opening of the second session of 12th National Assembly by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

An initial joint inspection of the facilities by the speaker and the minister was conducted in June, 2017.

Speaking after the tour of the motel last Thursday, Dr. Matibini noted the tremendous progress made in rehabilitating the facilities “over a short period of time,” and added that, “time has come to relook at the situation and begin fashioning long-term improvements with the ultimate goal of rebuilding.”

Meanwhile, Mutati has stated that the release of K10 million for the rehabilitation project at parliament motel is in line with the policy of the government and the vision of President Edgar Lungu to ensure the provision of a conducive working environment for the discharge of public services.

During the official opening of parliament last Friday, President lungu reiterated government’s commitment to implement the decent work agenda and finalize the occupational safety and health policy; and the social protection bill, to provide a conducive environment for workers to fully exploit their potential in work places without worrying about occupational accidents.

Parliament motel was commissioned in 1967 but has undergone negligible maintenance over the decades resulting in inadequacy and deterioration of boarding and lodging facilities such as rooms, the kitchen, and the dinning.

The speaker was accompanied on the tour of Parliament Motel by acting Clerk of the National Assembly, Cecilia Nsenduluka Mbewe, while Mr. Mutati was accompanied by accountant general Dr. Dick Chellah Sichembe.

11 Comments

  1. jethro phiri

    gud seeing ma country trying to develop!

  2. Chris Botha

    The Occupational Safety and Health Policy on Zambia and her robust mining, construction, processing and transport industry will be a very good gift for all Zambians and it is long overdue now is more than ever the best time to give it thumbs up.

  3. PAUL CP ZULU

    Still loading….

  4. templeton peck

    Poor journalism.sacret rule of writing . If you introduce a subject by title eg “the slaughter house” you have an inescapable obligation to explain why they call it that.basic journalistic norms.this error is actually very common with Zambian media.they introduce something without “resolving” its suspence

    • Sj

      Thank you for coming to my aid. I’m sure our Journalist was rushing to’ve the story published after stumbling upon the story without editing. This error is basic Secondary school Essay writing which branches into JOURNALISM et al.
      So now to the laymen just what is meant by “SLAUGHTER HOUSE” if l may ask? For not all are familiar with your Terminology.Comment

    • Sj

      Thank you for coming to my aid. I’m sure our Journalist was rushing to’ve the story published after stumbling upon the story without editing. This error is basic Secondary school Essay writing which branches into JOURNALISM et al.
      So now to the laymen just what is meant by “SLAUGHTER HOUSE” if l may ask? For not all Readers are familiar with your Terminology.Comment

    • Foobar

      Totally agree. The writer needs to explain the terms and how they can to be.

    • Shikantwa

      I read the article because of that caption. You are very right. It’s not even a cliff hanger article. Slaughter house is in quotation marks, it should have been explained. High school magazine type of writing. ..

  5. i like it

    I like it

  6. George musyani

    This journalist likes watching too much indian specifically zee world they like to leave in suspense…lol

  7. Lusekelo

    That’s nice p f government you are doing a lot of job to country men and women” yours sincere*

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