LOCAL Government Permanent Secretary Mathew Ngulube says it’s a mere coincidence that the reconstruction of the gutted City market has been completed right before elections. But Development activist Lewis Mwape has wondered why it has taken government four years to complete the reconstruction of the market when various donations were made. In 2017, fire swept through the Lusaka City market burning property worth millions of Kwacha. In an interview, Ngulube attributed the delay in completing the project to the unavailability of resources and further stated that there was no need to politicize the matter. “The mandate for the opening date is not ours. It depends on the President’s calendar so we will be able to check with our colleagues at…...

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