Progress in the construction of the Home Affairs Ministry offices a concern

Progress in the construction of the Home Affairs Ministry offices a concern
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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security is concerned about the slow progress in the construction of the Home Affairs and Immigration Ministry offices at Keetmanshoop.
Deputy Chairperson Agnes Kafula says it is shocking to learn that the project was stopped and the site abandoned because the contractor was experiencing cash-flow problems.
She suggests that contractors of Government projects should be able to source money for the job and not only rely on payments from the concerned ministries.
An amount of 26-million dollars was budgeted for the construction of the Keetmanshoop offices.
Kafula made the remarks at the town on Friday when the committee was briefed on progress of some capital projects in the //Karas region.
The construction of the building started early in 2013 with about 35% of the work being completed so far, with Government having spent over 9 million dollars.
It was scheduled to be completed by next year.
Meanwhile, Home Affairs Deputy Director for the southern region, Patrick Ntupi, has explained that the project was put up for tender again and the process is in its final stages.