Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Halima Daudi has asked authorities in Ntchisi to complete government initiated projects.
She said this on Thursday when she toured some projects in the district such as construction of a house for a nurse at Khuwi Health Centre, modern sanitary facility at Ntchisi Boma market, Ng’ombe-Nyalavu and Malomo Rural Growth Centre.
“Some projects are on the right path while others are not. I urge the council secretariat, members of Parliament and councillors to work together,” said Daud.
On the nurse’s house project, she expressed some reservations on its design, size and standard, saying they were not in line with modern times.
Daud was also not pleased to learn that the contractor had suspended construction works of Ntchisi-Malomo Road allegedly following a directive from the Roads Authority (RA). She promised to take up the matter with RA so that the contractor can resume the work.
National Local Government Finance Committee director of infrastructure and economic development Paul Chipeta clarified that the Malomo Rural Growth Centre did not have a stadium and police unit on its design.
He was reacting to a concern raised by Ntchisi North legislator Jacqueline Chikuta who said people in the area feel that they were given a raw deal for not including the said infrastructure in the project.
Chipeta then asked the community, in collaboration with the council, to write a fresh proposal for the stadium and police unit.
Ntchisi district commissioner Lusizi Nhlane said the district has potential to grow as it has adequate land and perennial rivers.