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Skills training centre planned for John Laing

LINDA SOKO TEMBO writes

THE burying of a dam in John Laing compound to claim land for construction of a skills training center by the Moslem Society has reached 70 percent, says Chairperson Ismail Phiri.

Mr Phiri said the project that started last year in April by the society was slowly progressing and needed more partners to come on board and help with the burying of the dam to pave way for construction of the institution.

In an interview with the Sun, Mr Phiri said if partners such as Zambia Nation Service (ZNS) came on board with their equipment it would considerably and quickly help to bury the local dam.

 “We are ready to partner with institutions such as ZNS who we have approached through our area Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri.

“We had requested if they could come on board and help us, and in return, we would be pay their service personnel’s allowances and buy diesel for the equipment so that they can help us in this operation of the burying of the dam.

But to our surprise we were given a quotation worth almost K3 billion which we cannot afford and so we are doing it slowly by ourselves,” he said.    

Mr Phiri said once the project was completed the Muslim community will  go ahead and construct a skills training centre in the compound and offer free courses such as electrical engineering, building, carpentry, mechanics among others to the youths.

He said some lecturers had come on board to offers free lessons, something that the youths would benefit from.

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