General Education Minister, Dennis Wanchinga has suspended construction works at Loto Secondary School in Mwense, Luapula province, due to poor materials being used.
The works are under the World Bank-funded Zambia Education Enhancement Project, ZEEP.
Speaking during a visit to the construction site, Dr. Wanchinga discovered that poor quality blocks are being used at Loto Secondary School, prompting him to suspend the works.
The minister further urged those in charge of the procurement of building materials to ensure quality.
And addressing the construction workers who disclosed the issues to him during his inspection of the works, Dr. Wanchinga said it is important that good quality materials are used so that structures can stand the test of time.