Politics

Kafulafuta Dam Project Stalls

China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has halted construction works on the $499 million Kafulafuta Dam project because of lack of funding from the government.

This is according to a letter dated February 5, 2020, issued to subcontractors. But Copperbelt Minister Mr. Japhen Mwakalombe has said the works have been halted not because of lack of funding but because the ground is wet.

The Kafulafuta Water Supply Project is expected to provide water to at least one million people in four towns in the province.

And the Minister has explained that the project works have stopped because the ground was very wet and could not facilitate proper construction of the dam.

“You know very well that in any construction, it is not advised to continue with works when the ground is wet. So the works have just stopped because of the rains,” Mr. Mwakalombe said.

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14 Comments

  1. Man of substance

    Chinese constructors said they stopped working because the government failed to give them money but this minister is changing the story why ? Alilyamo

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    • LEAVE me ALONE

      Man of substance you are correct why hiding the truth, lying is a sin

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  2. John Chinena

    Educate them Yama. Amubalwite….

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  3. poroshenko

    minister! the contractor said the works were halted due to lack of funds and u are saying its because of wet ground,Hmm you are dull mr go back to school

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  4. Iwo iwo

    Wet area truth better 2 shop

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  5. fish

    Weed ba minister🚬🚬🚬🚬💉💉💉💊💊💉💉

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  6. Ceo

    Chinese will never stop work due to bad weather.

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  7. See mind

    Main point to stop construction is fund !!! Government call i can give them fund to finish project.
    My number is 0970501228221,

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  8. See mind

    Main point to stop construction is fund !!! Government call i can give them fund to finish project.
    My number is 0970501228221,

    Reply
  9. Razor

    Why giving out contracts when you have no money to pay for them. This is why our debt has now reached 11.2 billion dollars.

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  10. St Katongo

    The Minister is right because this project according to how the Chinese work, they get loans from China Bank for all tenders they win and this is later paid by the government. Come and see for yourself here, I am three hundred metres from the dam.

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  11. Lk

    Fool’s in Chin

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  12. Mafinga district council

    Thx ba minister don’t mind what people say you know very well hw the project is

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  13. Peter rock sinkala

    Hope the project will b complete after rain season

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