Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela says there is urgent need to mobilize Seven Million U.S dollars to reconstruct the Zambian Chancery and staff houses in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
Mr. Chitotela has observed that the Chancery built in the 1960s is in a dilapidated state forcing staff to rent another building.
The Minister says he will engage the Ministry of Finance on how quickly funding modalities can be resolved for the building to be reconstructed.
The Minister was speaking when he made a stopover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia enroute to New Delhi India where he is expected to attend the 13th edition of the CII-Exim Bank Conclave on India – Africa Project Partnership which starts today.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Susan Sikaneta says the Embassy is currently spending 45-thousand dollars monthly on rentals for office space and accommodation for Embassy staff.
Mrs. Sikaneta disclosed that the Ethiopian Government has given Zambia a piece of land for construction of houses for Embassy staff but stated that construction works have taken long to start.
This is contained in a statement to ZNBC news by Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development Public Relations Officer Jeff Banda.
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