Compensated MCA project families stay put

Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Zambia has warned people who are still operating in structures for which they have been compensated to leave as demolitions will soon start to pave way for MCA works.

MCA Zambia director for communications and outreach John Kunda said that the account has compensated everyone whose structures they are demolishing to pave way for their projects so that those affected can find alternative ways of starting a living.

Dr. Kunda said that the account ensured that everyone is compensated for any inconvenience caused by the organization in its operations.

‘‘It is not fair that people have refused to vacate their premises despite being compensated by the account,’ he said..

Dr. Kunda said that the delay by people in shops and houses to leave their premises is hindering works for all the contractors that where contracted by the account.

He said Millennium Challenge Account is using money that was given by the American government and they are working on a tight deadline or risk having the grants withdrawn.

Dr. Kunda said that the challenge is operating on a deadline in which all projects are supposed to be finished.

‘’As MCA we are working with grants that were given to us by the American people and if we delay in completing the works it will risk all the projects for the money will be withdrawn and all our efforts to work on the sanitation and drainage projects in Lusaka City will be doomed,’’ he said.

Dr. Kunda said that the deadline for all works is November 2018 and it is important that people help the challenge and its contractors in ensuring that all works are completed before the deadline.

He said people need to vacate all the structures for which they have been compensated because they will be demolished soon.

‘’We have done our part by ensuring that we compensate people whose structures are in our way of works and now the responsibility is on the structure owners to ensure that they  do the right thing and make work easier for us,’’ he said.

Millennium Radio 90.5

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