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Mongu–Kalabo Road Construction in Pictures: PS Emmanuel Mwamba’s site visit

Photo Gallery Mongu–Kalabo Road Construction in Pictures: PS Emmanuel Mwamba's site visit

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Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba shaking hands with Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi (r) while AVIC site Manager Liu Zhenjie showing directions during the visits of the bridges on Mongu
Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba shaking hands with Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi (r) while AVIC site Manager Liu Zhenjie shows directions during the visits of the bridge on Mongu-Kalabo road

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Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi helping to dress Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba  with the life jacket during the visits of the bridges on Mongu –Kalabo Road
Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi helping to dress Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba with the life jacket during the visits of the bridges on Mongu –Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Side view of the new elected bridges which are 30 meters underground on Mongu-Kalabo road
Side view of the new erected bridge pillars  which are 30 meters underground on Mongu-Kalabo road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba third from (r) touring the temporal  bridge which was put up by AVIC on the Zambezi River during the visits of the bridge on Mongu –Kalabo Road
Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba third from right touring the temporal bridge which was put up by AVIC on the Zambezi River during his visit to the bridge on Mongu –Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba speaking to Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi during the visits of the temporal bridge at the Zambezi River  along Mongu –Kalabo Road
Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba speaking to Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi during his visit to the temporal bridge on the Zambezi River along Mongu –Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi and Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba inspecting temporal bridge at the Zambezi River along Mongu –Kalabo Road
Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi and Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba inspecting temporal bridge at the Zambezi River along Mongu –Kalabo Road

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 (Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba inspecting temporal bridge at the Zambezi River along Mongu yesterday –Kalabo Road
Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba inspecting temporal bridge on the Zambezi River linking Mongu  and Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba coming out the stone mixing control room when he tour the AVIC bridge department at their comp site of Mongu–Kalabo Road
Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba coming out the stone mixing control room when he toured the AVIC bridge department at their camp site on the Mongu–Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba being ushered the  way at the stone mixing  machine site when he tour the AVIC bridge department at their comp site of Mongu–Kalabo Road
Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba being shown the  stone mixing machine site when he toured the AVIC bridge department at their comp site of Mongu–Kalabo Road

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 (Mongu-Kalabo Road) Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi speaking to Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba (c) and Mongu District Commissioner Maurice Litula during the inspection of AVIC bridge department at their comp site Mongu–Kalabo Road
Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi speaking to Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba (c) and Mongu District Commissioner Maurice Litula during the inspection of AVIC bridge department at their camp site Mongu–Kalabo Road

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 (Mongu-Kalabo Road) Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi speaking to Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba (c) and Mongu District Commissioner Maurice Litula during the inspection of AVIC bridge department at their comp site Mongu–Kalabo Road
Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi speaking to Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba (c) and Mongu District Commissioner Maurice Litula during the inspection of AVIC bridge department at their camp site Mongu–Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Workers at AVIC bridge department busy working on time for the bridges of Mongu- Kalabo Road
Workers at AVIC bridge department busy  at work

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Workers at AVIC bridge department busy working on time for the bridges of Mongu- Kalabo Road
 Workers at AVIC bridge department busy at work on the bridge linking Mongu and  Kalabo 

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Side view of the new elected bridges which are 30 meters underground on Mongu-Kalabo road
Side view of the newly erected bridge linking Mongu and Kalabo 

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba and entourage visit the test lab during the tour of the AVIC bridge department at their comp site of Mongu–Kalabo Road
 Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba and entourage visit the test lab during the tour of the AVIC bridge department at their camp site on the Mongu–Kalabo Road

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba third from (r) looking carefully how they mix the cement and stones during the tour of the AVIC bridge department at their comp site of Mongu–Kalabo
(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba third from (r) looking carefully at how they mix the cement and stones during his tour of the AVIC bridge department at their camp site on the  Mongu–Kalabo

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Workers at AVIC bridge department busy working on time for the bridges of Mongu- Kalabo Road
(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Workers at AVIC bridge department 

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(Mongu-Kalabo Road) Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi explaining  on the site  to Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba during the tour of the AVIC bridge department at their comp site of Mongu–Kalabo
 Rankin Resident Engineer Ramesh Suryawanshi talks to Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba during his tour of the AVIC bridge department at their camp site of Mongu–Kalabo

106 COMMENTS

  1. Emmanuel Mwamba is now a ps ? Wow ! I have been behind with latest developments.Nice construction works right there.Epashili pakuleka bane.

    • Mwaba is the most progressive worker in PF, and you know why??? He spent too much time with Chiluba, he learned alot. Sata is so proud of him, that’s why he moves from one province to the other, I hope he will give him a chance to be in charge of Cabinet ministers just for a week, you will see how those Kabimbwa will cough. Chiluba ali mwaume.

    • @More taim where have you been for you not to know that Emmanuel Mwaba has been a PS since PF came in office and he has now worked in 3 provinces as PS,namely Nothern, Eastern and Western province respectively.

    • lets hope the floads will not was away the bridge! it seems to be too close to the watwer levels! hope the engineers did thier homework well!

  2. “new elected bridges which are 30 meters underground on mongu-kalabo road” come on LT, you are better than this.

    • I wonder why some people use ‘temporal’ when they mean ‘temporary’ they are two different words that are not related.

    • LT, COULD BETTER, BUT IT’S THE USUAL THING IN ZAMBIA OF LACK OF RESPECT FOR CUSTOMERS. WE MUST ESTABLISH MANY CUSTOMER SERVICE DELIVERY COLLEGES AND TRAINING CENTRES TO DEAL WITH THIS LACK OF HIGH QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE DELIVERY.

    • Kwa Sinia – Actually the words mean the same thing. Only that ‘temporal’ has got additional meanings which ‘temporary’ doesn’t have.

    • Ricky Bobby? Let’s not argue, just google the two words. I’m very sure one scientific and the other is not

    • Kwa Sinia
      My goodness so much for bad mouthing me concerning going to school at a mature age! Like i said the alternative is thinking like you…RICKY BOBBY is 100% correct! Surely if you can’t understand such simple words you should reconsider your attitude towards people who are pursuing their rights to expand their views on all aspects of life by going to school…regards of age! You know me…Oslo is so small…the hunt is on!

  3. This is the most expensive road ever built in the country. It is costing US$ 150,000 per kilometer. Lets modernise our country and have the best infrastructure that can stand the taste of time. Well done to the governments that have facilitated for this process and lets finish the works

    • This not just a normal straight road….that’s reasonable when you factor in that 30m bridge and I’m sure the should be smaller ones along that route.

    • This road projected started in 2010 good they have to continue with this project and gain political millage.

    • Yes I agree with you. It has more do with politics than economics. Can’t it be made more viable by connecting it to Angola.

    • You can’t also eat time and “taste” it. but you can “test” how much time its takes to do something!

    • THAT’S THE BEST PART OF LT, ACCORDING TO ME. AT LEAST THEY GIVE US THE LATEST IN DEVELOPMENTS IN ZAMBIA. WHICH IS WHAT YOU AND ME IN DIASPORA ARE LOOKING TO SEE.

  4. I notice LT caption writer doesn’t know the difference between “temporary” and “temporal” like so many other writers !!!

    • Kwa Sinia and Sean Macuarta – Actually the words mean the same thing. Only that ‘temporal’ has got additional meanings which ‘temporary’ doesn’t have.

  5. INDIANS, CHINESE, ZAMBIANS AND LOZIS’ TOGETHER IN MONGU INSPECTING ROAD WORKS!

    NO WONDER I SAVE ALL MY FILES IN PDF (PATRIOTIC DEEDS FRONT) FILE FORMAT.

    PLEASE BA TATA, SHAME THE DEVILS…

    • RB’s project which the PF nearly axed claiming it was a ‘political project’. Project saved by Sadc and Comesa who insisted that the road was an important artery in regional road interconnectivity for the enhancement of regional trade. Thanks to MMD . And PF for finally seeing sense.

    • YES! IT’S SO NICE TO SEE THESE PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER. THIS IS THE ZAMBIA WE WANT. NOT UYU NI MU LOZI, UYU NIZA YELLOW, UYU NINDANI- NO. WE WANT ONENESS IN ZAMBIA.

    • Please you found this project. Why don’t you make the people of Gwembe happy by building the “Bottom Road” from Lake Kariba to Livingstone? Or the Mongu Lukulu road or the “Lake Road” from Kaputa through Mbala, and Mpulungu to Nakonde! Only then shall we say Sata….kalebalika! As it is most of these roads were started by MMD.

    • YES! THIS PROJECT WAS FOUND BUT MASSIVELY CORRECTED. CORRUPTION WAS CHUCKED OUT. ABOVE ALL IT WAS CONTINUED- A NEW WAVE OF POLITICAL WILL IN ZAMBIA.

  6. This has been an on going job. It started during RBs time after the first attempt during chiluba failed. Remember PF critised this project before coming into power that it was to costly.

    • Its not about who started it or who is building it. Its tax payers money being used remember. Just say money well spent

    • Its not about who started it or who is building it. Its tax payers money being used to build that remember. Just say money well spent

    • It is indeed too costly. But the PF govt cannot stop it – the Zambian people made the decision through the RB team and the PF just have to carry out that decision. I just hope the engineers this time around have made their proper calculations otherwise it will be swept away again by the Zambezi River…

    • PF can not start things on their owm.yalibako tricky panono.abena feckless shambles nabena kambilimbili no clue.

    • Mwe basankwa na basimbi, whichever govt. started planning and executing the tarring of this road, it does not matter, this road serves many people both in and outside Zambia, so bravo to whichever govt whether UNIP, MMD, PF or colonialistst but remember that road construction is a normal duty of any govt of a country and there should be no political trivials around normal duties of a govt. Tarmac on this road has been long overdue. After all ba UNIP naba colonialist made most of the roads in this country, the other smaller govts only improve on what has already been created. Our govt is for us Zambians so logically we should congratulate ourselves for electing a govt that is working.

  7. Looks to me like someone did a big blunder on this project. They completely ignored water transportation just like they did on the new bridge on Pedicle. The bridges are so low that boats or ferries for tourism purposes can not get to the other side….wow….where is the Engineering/Engineers Council of Zambia?

    • Remember that this road was designed at a great loss, designed by ZMCK of Lusaka. Useless engineers, and nothing was done to recover the money because of the useless engineers. The contractor had to re-do the woeks and failed because of a poor road design by ZMCK. ZMCK where are you? RDA the Client, where were you, MMD government where were you, Zambians, where were you? Sleeping. Now, you are spending millions over the same work?

    • YOUR OBSERVATION IS TRULY THE THINKING OF ZAMBIAN ENGINEERS WHO PASSED THE ROAD WITHOUT THINKING. BUKOPO SANA ON OUR CIVIL ENGINEERS. I HAVE ALSO BEEN WONDERING ABOUT THAT.

  8. THANKS A LOT LT FOR THIS DATA> I never thought you could report on such. Please keep it up .We love you.

  9. Any use of taxpayers funds to progressive developments has my blessings; Kalabo has been cut off for far too long….let’s connect it so we can go into the lucrative business of cashew nuts processing and export which are rotting there.

  10. GOOD. ALL PROJECTS UNDERTAKINGS MUST BE REGULARLY MONITORED. DON’T EXPECT CONTRACTORS TO DO AN HONEST JOB LEFT ALONE. EVERYONE WANTS TO CUT CORNER IN PREFERENCE FOR ABNORMALLY HUGE PROFITS.

  11. no time for noise makers now. time to work. the way developments are going, if sata is realy mad as under5s are alleging. then i want to be mad as well

  12. What development, who ever is behind it, the Barosteland aGREEMENT , AN INTERNATIONAL LEGAL DOCUMENT , tool for championing the the right to self determination as stated in the the UN Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convenant on Civil and Politcal Rights still stands. Aruta continua with Barosteland Indepoenence. You can only delay a revolution but never can you supress it, rembr South Sudan, also remeber the long ruad to the victory oover APARTHEID. hOW MANY YEARS, How many years passed, how many lives were lost and how much money was spent.

  13. No need to politicise this project. It is also not about the lozis, mambushu, kwangwa, nyengos, luchazis, chokwes, mbundas, subiya, totelas, makwamashior luyanas. It is an important link for the SADC/COMESA countries. Angola is fast developing their infrastructure. Zambia needs to do it`s part also. I cannot wait for a day when I will be able to drive from Nelspruit into Angola via L/stone, Sesheke, Senanga, Mongu and Kalabo. It is promising to be a stretch blossoming with development once the road linkages are complete.

  14. I meant Mambukushu(most primitive tribe in Zambia). They still leave like the Bushmen of the Kalahiri, hunting wild animals and fetching roots and fruits for their daily meals.

    • They are Bushmen. How do you expect them to live other than as Bushmen. They are not primitive. They just have a different way of living from yours! They Are Naturalists!

    • Mukwengo, people like Kanyengambetta need re-education. Education is about understanding then appreciating fellow human beings. Its not about getting to a pedestal high above from which you can start looking down upon other humanbeings. The latter is called brainwashing.

    • YOU ARE THE PRIMITIVE ONE BECAUSE OF YOUR BACKWARD REASONING THAT EVERYONE SHOULD LIVE LIKE YOU DO.
      SHAME ON YOU!!!

  15. Good development. The MMD Government retired without doing anything on this road. They sung the song for the Mongu-kalabo road for 20 years, till their end of the road.

    • It is the MMD that got the funding for this road. The road is funded by the African Development Bank and the Southern African Development Bank. Construction of the Road started in April 2011. When PF came into power the Transport Minister Yamfwa Mukanga wanted to stop the construction claiming that the road was costly and an unnecessary ‘political project”! My dear careful with peddling lies! This is a Rupiah Banda project together with the soon to be completed Senanga -Sesheke Road. RB was bitter sweet to Western Province. We await to see what Sata will offer!

    • Mukwengo, agreed. The current government rushed to dismiss many projects started by the previous admin, the Lusaka international airport comes to mind. Now we’re back to square one, lost time.

  16. I DON’T THINK #14 IS THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BRIDGE- IT MUST BE THE TEMPORAL BRIDGE. ANYWAY, NIPA ZAMBIA KUTI YABA.

  17. If chiluba rose from the dead today and found out that emmanuel mwamba is permanent secretary under PF.he will drop down dead again

  18. BA LT CAN YOU NOW GIVE US THE PROGRESS REPORT ON NEWLY CONSTRUCTED MARAMBA CULTURAL VILLAGE IN LIVINGSTONE, PLEASE?

  19. LOOKS LIKE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ALLOWANCE IN THE HEIGHT OF THE BRIDGE SHOULD THAT AREA FLOOD.
    LOOKS LIKE THAT TO ME FROM THE PICTURES

  20. Why not give this project to a zambian contractor? Also the resident engineer is mwenye, dont we have road engineers to supervise??

    • Which Zambian contractor? And which Zambian Engineer? What experience do you have building a bridge over a flood plain and widest section of a big river? Isn’t it a Zambian contractor who has messed up the Mutanda…Chavuma Road? No my dear we don’t want cheap ‘ Patriotic’ experiments! $300m is a lot of money!

  21. For Ricky Bobby’s information “temporal” is an adjective, meaning referring to earthly affairs as opposed to Spiritual affairs. “Temporary” on the other hand means “meant to last only for a limited time” – the opposite to permanent. Both words are not interchangeable, though many media writers here seem to think they are.

    • Ricky Bobby wa nsebanya. I hope to are not teaching ichisungu to BaTswana. Both words are not interchangable.

      Ba LT naimwe!! Picture No. 3. caption should read “Under water” as opposed to underground?

  22. Progress but I hope they have factored in future use of the river by bigger boats/ships on that stretch.

  23. Now wait and see the usual zambian indiscipline .That bridge will be littered with trash and graffitti when its all done and there won’t be maintenance either just like kulima tower.

  24. One word is a derivative of the other, that is if I have not forgotten my English, you people aguing about temporal and temporary.

  25. Kwa Sinia 3.2 you are right! I also noticed “temporal” is not temporary! The are two different animals the first one being extinct or non-existent!

  26. There are no Zambian Engineers because of corrupt practices. Zambian Engineers were going to treble the cost of the road. Zambian contractors are a disgrace. When they are given a project and get the first payment, they abandon the project and rush to Dubai, UK and China to buy cars and trucks. Keep it up Chinese Constructors! Abash fake Zambian Contractors.

  27. some one please show me how to open the photos since they changed to this format, i have been failing to get the pictures. ba LT WHAT ARE THE PROMPTS??

    • RB’s project. PF wanted to stop it. SADC, COMESA, AfDB and SADB intervened and told PF that the road was part of a regional transport node. And that the $300m grant was tied to this project and it couldnt be transferred anywhere else. So please cut your Pabwato crap!

  28. Good works but time is running out and the rains will soon be back. That road is very viable because it will be a perfect link to Angola and the Atlantic ocean.

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