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Mbayani 2 Primary School: Govt calls on contractor to finish work within six months

Written by  Tikondane Vega
Minister of Education Bright Msaka officially launch the construction of new Mbayani primary School in Blantyre - Pic by Mayamiko Wallace Minister of Education Bright Msaka officially launch the construction of new Mbayani primary School in Blantyre - Pic by Mayamiko Wallace

Blantyre, August 30, 2018: Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka on Wednesday expressed concern over tendency by some contractors who are missing deadlines to complete projects they were hired for by government.

He said this during the launch and ground breaking ceremony for Mbayani 2 Primary School in Blantyre where he gave the contractor six months to complete construction of 16 classes.

Msaka said it has been a tendency of some contractors to miss deadlines even with all resources at disposal saying such behavior is uncalled for and has no room in the current government which has welfare of education at heart.

The Minister said that, “As I am launching and holding ground breaking ceremony for Mbayani 2 Primary School, I give the contractor six months to complete the work and no excuses”.

Government has hired Victory Vision Constructions to construct 16 classes at Mbayani 2 Primary School with an aim to reduce congestion at Mbayani 1 Primary which has a population of over 11,000 pupils.

Managing Director for Victory Vision Constructions, Edward Kalolo said his company is ready to finish the work within the given time frame saying the company has a very competent team to man the work.

“I would like to assure government that the work will be completed within six months and from the look of things my company can complete the work within four to five months and not six months,” he explained.

Kalolo said missing deadlines could only be there is there is misunderstanding on logistical issues between a contractor and client adding that in a construction projects both contractor and clients have a role to play.

The Managing Director added, “I have to say that my company likes to be supervised at every stage and I request both government and interested stakeholders to check us and see how the project is going on”.

Currently, government is constructing five new primary schools in Blantyre with an aim to reduce congestion and distance learners travel to attend primary school education.

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