The construction of Chinhoyi’s Judicial Services Commission (JSC) building which began 20years ago is now set for completion.
The project was awarded to a Chinese firm with the Public Works Ministry assigned to help the company complete the project. But it was reported that lack of fund was the major factor that hinder the project.
Local media visited the site and discovered that workmen were busy plastering, glazing and flooring in readiness for the building’s official opening expected before year-end.
Meanwhile when completed, the single-storey building is expected to ease judicial officers and other ancillary staff accommodation woes. It will also have multiple courtrooms, offices, a library, a canteen and a kitchen.
WHY SO LONG?
Issues like this are mostly seen in Africa due to inactive governments and lack of policies. But it is kind of strange that a structure will be in a construction stage for that long knowing the value it will bring to residents of the area.
The whole idea of awarding contract without having a definite plan should be clearly checked by the government, if not issues like this will keep on re-occurring.
Source: New Zimbabwe