ITEZHI TEZHI District has already received 200 tonnes of relief food out of the 1000 tonnes requested to mitigate the hunger situation in the area.
And Itezhi Tezhi District Commissioner Thomas Kaimana has revealed that the construction of the Itezhi Tezhi secondary school will be completed as scheduled, in the next three months.
Mr Kaimana said 80 percent of the maize stocks would be distributed on a food- for-work basis where beneficiaries would be involved in some piece-work for them to be given the maize while 20 percent will be given to the physically challenged.
He said the district was indebted to Government for coming to the rescue of the people by distributing the 200 tonnes in its primary food distribution exercise through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU).
“As you are aware, the district did not receive sufficient rains in the previous rain season just like many other places in Zambia and so we requested for 1000 metric tonnes of maize to mitigate the hunger situation.
“I am glad to report that government has already distributed 200 metric tonnes of which 80 percent will go to those who will be given some piece-work for them to access the food while 20 percent will go to the disabled for free,” Mr. Kaimana said.
And Mr. Kaimana has disclosed that the construction of Itezhi Tezhi secondary school would be completed on time as scheduled.
He said Wang Zhian, the Chinese company contracted to build the school, would conclude its work in the next three months.
Mr Kaimana said he was happy with the way the works were progressing and expressed satisfaction that the contractor had done a good job.
He said 95 percent of the works had already been done adding that the project was on course to beat the deadline set by government.
“About 95 percent of work has been done by the contractor and I must say that the contractor had done a commendable job. I was at the site yesterday (Thursday) and I must say, I am happy with the quality of works on that project,” Mr Kaimana said.