Kabushi PF member of parliament Bowman Lusambo has handed over three of the four donated generators valued at K1 million to three clinics in his constituency, and has pledged to provide 210 litres of diesel for the gensets on a monthly basis.
The recipient health facilities are Kabushi, Lubuto and Masala clinics.
Lusambo, the Lusaka Province Minister, said the third generator would be donated to another institution in need.
“I strongly believe that this gesture will help cushion the impact of load shedding on the delivery of health services,” Lusambo said.
Earlier, Lusambo inspected works at the Kabushi Clinic maternity annex that have reached an advanced stage.
He, however, asked the contractor to speed up the works to help the expectant mothers.
Lusambo said President Edgar Lungu was keen to ensure that development reached the people.
“This project should be completed soon. Our mothers need to use this facility. The contractor should speed up the works. A hospital annex for five years? This is unacceptable. This is government infrastructure and nothing should be delayed. Why should the name of Edgar Chagwa Lungu come in and say he has failed? We don’t want to see this, let the works be concluded,” said Lusambo.
Dr Christopher Dube, who is public health specialist from the District Medical Health Office, said the project started in 2014 and was scheduled to be completed in 2016.
“Construction started in 2014 and was expected to be completed by 2016. The contract sum is K1.6 million. But it has dragged for a long time and the community is complaining. This contract is under the works and supply ministry,” said Dr Dube.