Delay to complete two crop storage facilities for FRA, the Food Reserve Agency in Katete district has raised concerns.
District Buildings Officer, Shenga Mugala told Breeze News that the project, which was to be completed within six months, has continued to drag since works started in 2012.
Mr. Mugala explained that JOCEDA, a Lusaka based contractor, who was engaged to put up two slabs for FRA was not giving satisfactory answers over the delay to complete the project.
Mr. Mugala wondered why JOCEDA has continued to delay when another company, Portmoth Contractors who were engaged to carry out similar works, completed the projects within the agreed time.
And District Crop Marketing Officer, Josephine Phiri indicated that the contractor has been warned several times over the failure to finish the project on time but there has been no serious change.
Ms. Phiri disclosed that government has done its part by giving the contractor, an upfront payment towards the project.
Once completed, each storage shed is expected to hold about 3,500 metric tonnes of maize.
Efforts to get a comment from JOCEDA contractors failed by news time as the people responsible were reported to be in Lusaka