Government faulted over Salima-Lilongwe water project

The Natural Resources Committee of Parliament has faulted government over what it calls politicization of the Salima-Lilongwe water project.

Previously, government informed the committee that it is pulling away from the contract after Khato Civils failed to get a financier of the water project.

But in a twist of events, Khato has now said it is ready to resume the project after revising the contract from $315 million to $298 million.

In an interview, Chilenga said the Committee has resolved that government and Khato be reporting back to the Committee on progress of the project.

“You the way government officials operate we don’t want dilly dally in this project, they should work on it as soon as possible, and they should give it the necessary attention that the project deserves.

“So we have told them that they should come together and do the negotiations and report back to the Committee with positive results before 15 October this year,” said Chilenga.

Khato has since withdrawn its Court case which it earlier dragged government to Court over the progress of the project.

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