The PF government says it will work on re-introducing a national airline.
Newly appointed Minister of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Yamfwa Mukanga says Zambia is a very rich country which is supposed to have its own national airline.
And government has promised to revamp the Railway sector in order to improve the country’s economic development.
Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga says the PF government appreciates the role that the railway industry plays in contributing in improvement of the country’s economy.
Mr. Mukanga noted that this is why he will work hard and ensure that all the railway lines are revamped throughout the country.
ZANIS reports Mr. Mukanga disclosing this in an interview in Lusaka shortly after being sworn in as new Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister.
Mr. Mukanga explained that Zambia’s road network has continued to deteriorate because there is too much pressure been put on them.
He said that if only other heavy goods can be transported through the railway line, the country’s roads were going to be in good condition.
He added that but due to lack of a vibrant railway sector, everything is been transported by the road hence the roads cannot live up to their life spun.
Mr. Mukanga has also pledged to remove all the corruption that has rocked the transport sector.
He charged that the transport sector is one of the sectors that have continued to record high number of corruption hence the need to change the picture by putting in place effective measures of curbing the vice.