National Council for Construction (NCC) has expressed disappointment with the pace at which the ongoing construction works at Kasama sports stadium is moving at.
NCC Board Chairperson Vitalis Mooya says the contractor who is undertaking works at the stadium has shown lack of seriousness and needs close supervision for him to deliver the works on time.
He noted that Nambwa Construction Company was contracted to undertake works at the stadium in November last year and was expected to complete the works in June this year.
Mooya observed that the contractor has however failed to deliver the project on time adding there is need to summon him so that he can explain the problem.
He explained that while government wants to empower the local contractors by giving them work, some have failed to deliver.
Mooya said the council will ensure sanity in the sector by only registering companies that have the capacity to carry out works.
He said this in Kasama shortly after touring the rehabilitation works on the facility.
And National Council for Construction Chief Executive Director Ernest Nshidano said the council will summon everyone involved in the project to understand the problem.
Nshidano also advised people who engage contractors to only contract firms that are registered with the council.
He expressed disappointment that Artificial Grass Africa, a South African based company contracted to work on the turf, is not registered with NCC.
Nshidano said the council will charge Artificial Grass Africa for abrogating the law and practicing without registering with the council.
Meanwhile, Nambwa Construction Company Site Manager George Yombwe had difficulties explaining why his company had failed to complete the works on time.
Yombwe said there have been a lot of variations on the works from the time they got on site.
He has however promised that the firm will complete the works by February 2023.
Kasama Sports Stadium is among the stadia that government with support of FIFA is rehabilitating across the country. – ZANIS