Construction of the 76 kilometers Chadiza- Chipata road under the link Zambia 8000 Road project has stopped .
This was after the Chadiza magistrate court ordered Chinese State engineering company to stop getting gravel from a villager’s private land along the Chadiza Chipata stretch.
And an excavator operator at China state engineering company has been arrested after he was founding excavating gravel from the villager’s land.
Chadiza subordinate court magistrate Fabian Likulunga yesterday ordered the Chinese State Engineering Company ,the company that government has contracted to construct the 76 Kilometers Chadiza- Chipata road into bituminous standard to stop getting gravel from a pit after a villager sued the company for trespassing on his land.
John Banda of Kamseche village has sued China State engineering Company, claiming K150, 000 as compensation for damages to his land where the construction company is getting the gravel.
And during a court session yesterday the court went on a site visit where it ordered the construction company to stop excavating gravel until the matter was exhausted by the court but some workers defied the court order and continued working before the magistrate ordered for their arrest.
Mr. Likulunga ordered for the arrest of an operator for the excavator that was found working in the borrow pit and has also confiscated keys for the two trucks that were found loading gravel at the site.