Local small scale contractors in Chipata through their Association have organized themselves to be working in groups of three per project.
Speaking on the Voice Radio Programme on Breeze FM today, one of the local contractors, Patrick Chalwe says this is to ensure that the contractors produce quality works.
Mr. Chalwe says promotion of local contractors should be enhanced because while other contractors have the machinery, others have the skilled manpower.
And Mr. Chalwe says that government should not stop awarding contracts to local contractors because of a few contractors who have failed to perform.
Meanwhile speaking on the same programme, a Chipata resident, Jones Masubi has appealed to the general public in Chipata to care for the infrastructure so that the city of Chipata can sustain its beauty.
Mr. Masubi says that despite Chipata having old structures, there is need to rehabilitate and paint them adding that township roads also need to be well maintained.