Government has revealed that departments falling under provincial administration failed to spend 8 million Kwacha rebased last year for various activities.
Eastern Province permanent secretary, Bert Mushala said this when he addressed civil servants in Mambwe district.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mushala however, expressed happiness that Chief Mnkhanya had accepted to give land to the Ministry of Home Affairs to build a police camp.
He urged the police command to quickly get to serious business and that they should also quicken the acquisition of title deeds to avoid encroachment.
Meanwhile, the PS told the meeting that his office had cancelled a contract to Sable Transport and Construction Company to do township roads in Chipata because they had a lot of unfinished projects.
Mr. Mushala was reacting to concerns by Senior Chief Nsefu and the public service workers over the delays by Sable to complete tarring works on Chipata- Mfuwe road.
And Mr. Mushala says that government is committed to improving infrastructure including offices and accommodation for public service workers.
He says that government is concerned that some institutions had either no proper infrastructure or it was dilapidated.
The PS says that government has introduced one control account, which will be responsible for administering funds meant for all infrastructure development.