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Thursday, August 6, 2020

RB tours Eastern province

General News RB tours Eastern province

File:President Rupiah Banda

President Rupiah Banda will this week launch the construction of the K97 billion Chipata – Lundazi road in the Eastern province.

This will be during his five day tour of the province.

The President who is expected in the province, Wednesday will travel to Lumezi Constituency in Lundazi District where he will flag-off the repairing and tarring of the road.

President Banda is also expected to officially open the newly constructed Protea Hotel in Chipata before proceeding to Sinda, where he will inspect some infrastructure projects which include a new bridge.

This is contained in a statement released to ZNBC news in Lusaka, Monday by the President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Dickson Jere.

Mr Jere says the projects highlight President Banda’s commitment to building a better future for Zambia, by establishing security, stability and prosperity for all Zambians.

He said the President has worked successfully to create strong foundations on which to build tomorrow’s Zambia.

Mr Jere said the President will also hold a public meeting where he will deliver his message of peace and unity ahead of the General Elections later this year.

While in Eastern Province, President Banda will also join his family members in unveiling a tombstone of his late mother, Mrs. Sera Banda, who is buried at his farm in Chipata.

President Banda will be accompanied to Eastern Province by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and other Senior Government Officials.

Since coming into office in November 2008, President Banda’s Government has constructed and rehabilitated several kilometres of road and built 87 new bridges.

[ZNBC]

11 COMMENTS

  1. The eastern province is receiving all the attention, no bother about the UTH and repairs of the pot-holed roads in the capital.

  2. #1 I think you will find that the Kalabo to Mongu, Isoka to Muyombe roads and the recent awarding of eight contracts worth K20.6 billion for the rehabilitation of the 217 kilometres of rural feeder roads in Mazabuka, Monze, Choma and Kalomo districts are not in Eastern province so your argument does not hold any water. Yes RB is from Eastern province but as far as I know Eastern province is still an integral part of Zambia and therefore I see no reason why the government should not implement development projects there. Are you insinuating that the 1 out of every 5 Zambians who hail from Eastern province should not have a piece of the development cake? E province is one of the most productive in terms of agriculture, so it makes perfect sense for govt to improve the road network there.

  3. If you compare like for like, how many projects have been started in Eastern Province compared to all the other provinces in the country during the time RB has been President? Maybe if we have such detailed information we can then make informed analysis of which areas are getting more attention than others if at all that is true according to #1 and #3.

  4. Get a life, people. Most of these projects were in fact initiated by Mwanawasa. He wasn’t an easterner last time i checked. Why are we so paranoid about regionalism? Iwe ka #1, have u any idea about the state of Chipata-Lundazi road? Do u know how many hours it takes to drive on that 170km stretch? Don’t stick ur head in ur a.s.s. We deserve development as much as everybody else, with or without RB. :)

  5. All you fo.ols talking about ‘only developing eastern province’ are very sick indeed,do you mean that if a president is from a certain region he should not develop it??isoka to muyombe road received attention no one commented rubbish,now if its eastern province you have the nerve of posting nonsense,leave us we(easterners) are the most disciplined and very hardworking people(i think tongas also) unlike you lazy thieving cunts,its better you keep quiet than posting ru.b.ish on this blog.

  6. not much development hz bn done in eastern province great east road is in bqd state the road has alot of potholes its only smooth from lusaka to lwangwa bridge the road is a death trap sometimes the prez shoul also travel by road. eastern province has bn short changed

  7. I just some with something tangible to tell what is RB not doing that should have been done in the time he has been president

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