THE construction of Bweupe Boarding School in Mporokoso district has stalled because the Chinese contractor, Hua Jiang Contractors, has not been sending material to the site, Education Deputy Minister David Mabumba learnt on Monday when he visited the construction site.
Site foreman John Zulu told Mr Mabumba that construction works had grounded to a halt because of lack of building material.
Mr Mabumba said he was disappointed that despite awarding the contractor the tender in 2013, only two uncompleted staff houses had been erected at the site.
He said Government had no option but to engage Hua Jiang Contractors to establish why they were not doing the works.
Mr Mabumba stated that the people of Zambia were in a hurry to see development, adding that Government would not allow unnecessary delays on works from contractors.
When completed, the K44 million Bweupe Boarding School would cater for children from Mporokoso district and other surrounding areas.
Mr Mabumba also inspected infrastructure at Mporokoso High School.
He told teachers that Government was aware of the dilapidated infrastructure at most old schools in the country and was working to address the challenge.
Mr Mabumba added that since the Patriotic Front came into power three years ago, the education sector had seen massive investments in billions of kwacha and was one of the fastest growing sectors in the country.
Mr Mabumba also inspected construction works at Lupososhi and Lunte boarding schools.