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Samakasa expresses happiness on T5 international road linking Zambia to Angola.

Rural News Samakasa expresses happiness on T5 international road linking Zambia to Angola.

Mwinilunga District commissioner (DC) Webster Samakesa has expressed his satisfaction with the works done so far on the economically important T5 international road linking Zambia to Angola.

MrSamakesa told ZANIS after inspecting the road works going on the high way,that he was pleased with the workmanship exhibited by the contractor.

He stressed that government has pumped colossal amounts of money towards the rehabilitation of the T5 international road, hence the need for the contractor to do a good job.

He said the T5 road is an important economical road with potential to boost trade between Zambia and Angola once the road is completed.

Mr Samakesa urged the contractor to complete the repair works before the on set of the rains.

He noted that once the rains starts the contractor won’t be able complete the works.

The DC said he was pleased with governments decision to work on the road.

Finance and National Development minister Situmbeko Musokotwane told Parliament recently that infrastructure developmentremains government priority in 2010 adding that the focus will be on building, rehabilitating and constructing roads, electricity generating projects, schools and hospitals.

Dr Musokotwane disclosed that the government has to this vain budgeted K 16,717,8 billion or 22 percent of Gross Domestic Product (G.D.P ) in 2010.

[ ZANIS ]

12 COMMENTS

  1. another plus for MMD. that link is very important as we will be able to bring in goods from south and north america at a cheaper rate. hope we also bring in cheaper oil from angola using this road. more economic development in solwezi

  2. THE ROAD – FROM WHICH PART OF ZED TO WHICH PART OF ANGOLA? HOW ECONOMIALLY VIABLE? WHAT KIND OF REPAIRS?

    LT JOURNOS HAVE A ROLE TO EDUCATE. GIVE MORE INFO. DONT JUST CUT AND PASTE

  3. Nice development, by the way how cheap is the much talked about Angolan oil! I need to be educated on this one.

  4. That road is potentially the most important road Zambia will ever work on mostly because it links Zambia to Angola which has been growing in the double digits.

    Angola is potentially an important market for Zambian goods which is why Zambians must support this project.

  5. This development comes at a time when the Kasumbalesa Border Post has a Border Complex being built on Public Private Partnership.

  6. Its only ignorance makes one think they can use Tankers to import oil from Angola by road to Zambia. Yes it can work out but not immeditiate solution.

    1. Do we have any qaurantee that we will have a long term oil supply?
    2. Whats Angola’s Political situation?
    3. Whats the safety of your product on this road?

    Even as we try to review the fuel procurement chain there are so many questions that we need to answer country men and women. We are only sure of a steady supply if we ourselves are involved in production. I support calls to mordenise Indeni or to build a new Refinery as opposed to the risk of transporting our finished products through the mountains of Tanzania and later on miles of forests in zambia. Lets be realistic and avoid unnecessary risks.

  7. # 8, how on earth can we get involved in production of oil when we don’t have any oil wells?? We shall continue importing of for years to come. Government is said to be evaluating various options which include the importation of finished products. Indeni is old and cannot process crude from Angola, it is designed to process a cocktail of crude from which petrol, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel are extracted. Experts have said a new refinery is not viable for this country because our national consumption does not meet the standard (too low), unless we cater for a regional market. You ask the question how will supply be guaranteed, well, if we build a refinery how do we guarantee supply to the region?

  8. # 8, how on earth can we get involved in production of oil when we don’t have any oil wells?? We shall continue importing of crude for years to come. Government is said to be evaluating various options which include the importation of finished products. Indeni is old and cannot process crude from Angola, it is designed to process a cocktail of crude from which petrol, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel are extracted. Experts have said a new refinery is not viable for this country because our national consumption does not meet the standard (too low), unless we cater for a regional market. You ask the question how will supply be guaranteed, well, if we build a refinery how do we guarantee supply to the region?

  9. this is good progress, moving towards regional integration – and this comes after the railway link to the east. we are on our way to becoming a hub for central Africa.

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