Govt releases K50.5bn for Chavuma

THE central government has this year released over K50.5 billion (over KR50 million) for development of Chavuma district in North Western Province and the completion of various projects that stalled due to lack of funds.

According to a statement released yesterday on Chavuma district 2013 government development agenda by the office of the district commissioner Chipawa Chipawa, most of the funds would go towards enhancing quality delivery of services in health, education and the construction of roads and bridges.

Chipawa indicated that China Jiangxi international had already been contracted to construct Chavuma district hospital at a cost of K18 billion (KR18 million). The first phase was completed at a cost of K4 billion (KR4 million) and a K14 billion (KR14 million) second phase excavation was underway for the administration block, Outpatients Department (OPD), male ward and four medium cost houses and a mortuary.

He stated that over K22.2 billion (KR22.