About 300 million US dollars secured by government to offset debt owed to various contractors in the country.

Government has secured about 300 million United States dollars to offset the outstanding bills owed to various contractors across the country.
Presidential aide for Projects Monitoring and Implementation, Lucky Mulusa says government is concerned with the delayed works by many contractors working on different projects due to delayed funding.He said this when he toured part of the Great East Road and Chipata-Vubwi-Chadiza roads, which are being worked on by Motaengil Construction Company and China Jiangxi Corporation.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mulusa has expressed satisfaction with the works on the 250 kilometres stretch of the Great East Road from Luangwa Bridge to Mwami border, which have reached advanced stage.
And Mr. Mulusa has called on service providers in Chipata town to move their necessary cable lines and equipment quickly to pave way for the road expansion.
He also directed Chipata District Commissioner, Kalunga Zulu to arrange for a meeting as soon as possible to ensure that the issue is addressed before the contractor reaches the central business district.
And in response Mr. Zulu assured, Mr. Mulusa that a team had already been constituted and the company was being given necessary support for it to meet its deadline by 31st October 2015.

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