Principle Secretary, Kiswell Dakamau, in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Friday, warned contractors who delay completion of projects. He said delays will no longer lead to Government declaring it no longer needs their services.
Dakamau warned the contractors after he inspected Nkhatabay market and bus depot that are currently under construction.
He said Government was concerned with the delays in completing projects like the Nkhatabay new market and bus depot, and Karonga and Rumphi stadiums.
The new Nkhatabay market and bus depot, worth K493 million, were supposed to be completed by 30th December, 2016.
“Government is not happy with contractors who delay completion of projects within the agreed period. This has got cost implications, which is not good to Government and the donors.
“I warn all contractors who delay in completing projects that Government will no longer require their services,” Dakamau threatened.
The projects in Nkhatabay and the other districts are being implemented with funds from the Local Development Fund (LDF).
In response, Tapita Building Contractors’ Contracts Director, Saidi Millias assured the Principle Secretary that the two facilities in Nkhatabay would be completed by ?15th August, 2017?.
“We have run out of money to complete the remaining work but ?on Wednesday next week we? are meeting LDF officials; and from there, the whole work will be done,” assured Millias.