PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says all projects that were initiated by the previous administration but have stalled would be completed.
Speaking when he toured Request Muntanga level One hospital in Kalomo today, the president lamented such a big facility could stall for nine myears without completion.
“We are here to see the stalled works at this hospital, but we want to assure you all projects that are not completed would be completed as they are for public benefit,” Hakainde observes.
The Head of State who was accompanied by first lady, Mutinta Hichilema and Southern province minister, Cornelius Mweetwa presented Christmas hampers to new-born babies at the health institution.
The first couple also gave out 100 bags of mealie-meal and two cows for the patients at the hospital.
And the President has directed the civic authority to assist the facility to secure a standby power generator to safeguard lives of patients on life saving machines in case of Zesco power outages.
The president was responding to a plea by district health director, Brian Habasimbi who posed the power challenge obtaining at the institution.
The Request Muntanga hospital has only phase one and two hospital completed while phase Three which should consist a theatre, maternity wing, wards, mortuary and a service wing is still in the offing.
And scores of Kalomo residents thronged the Kalomo – Dundumwezi road after an impromptu appearance of the Head of State in the central business town which forced the president to address the gathering at Village Green.
Among key areas of concerns to the residents is to take advantage of free education policy and wished them a happy Christmas and New Year and early deliver of agro inputs as opposed to what obtained in this farming season.
The president was welcomed and seen off by several top government, party officials and civic leaders. – ZANIS