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Works to tar 21 kilometres of roads in Solwezi will soon start-President Lungu

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-President Edgar Lungu talks to Kalene mission medical doctor in charge Felix Chibwe (l) during the tour of a theater unit on Thursday in Ikeleng’e as North-Western province minister Dawson Kafwaya and Health deputy minister Dr Chilufya Chitalu ( r) look on
-President Edgar Lungu talks to Kalene mission medical
doctor in charge Felix Chibwe (l) during the tour of a theater unit
on Thursday in Ikeleng’e as North-Western province minister Dawson
Kafwaya and Health deputy minister Dr Chilufya Chitalu ( r) look on

PRESIDENT Lungu says works to tar 21 kilometres of roads in Solwezi will soon start as the contractor is preparing to move on site.

Mr Lungu has also disclosed that he will officially launch works to improve the Solwezi-Chingola road, which has been a major source of concern among road users.

The President said this in Solwezi yesterday during a meeting with chiefs, who were led by Senior Chief Mumena of the Kaonde people.

“I am glad that the works will be supervised by special assistant for project monitoring and implementation Lucky Mulusa who has personal interest in the matter,” President Lungu said.

Mr Mulusa is the immediate past member of Parliament for Solwezi Central.

Mr Lungu said the Chingola-Solwezi road project was delayed by litigation but he is glad that they have since been resolved.

And the President observed that there was insufficient publicity on the on-going mobile issuance of national registration cards.

He directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services to widely publicise the exercise to capture as many youths as possible, especially in rural areas.

President Lungu also said he will delegate Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma to help resolve issues related to community participation in mining activities in Solwezi.

And Mr Lungu called for an amicable solution to succession wrangles among traditional leaders.

He said he will consult Chief Justice Irene Mambilima to find out why many court cases relating to succession wrangles delay in the courts of law.

President Lungu later toured markets and the central business district of Solwezi where business came to a stop as scores of residents gathered and jostled to catch a glimpse of him.

Mr Lungu also took time to console the family of Luka Musesa, a prominent local businessman popularly known as Chimutengo, who died recently.

And Senior Chief Mumena said the province is looking forward to infrastructure development, especially the rehabilitation of the Chingola-Solwezi road.

He said the number of road traffic accident deaths along the road is worrying and that improving the road “will change the heart-beat of the people in the province”.

The traditional leader said chiefs are also looking for ways to effectively compliment Government programmes.

Senior Chief Mumena commended President Lungu for revising the mineral royalty tax regime, describing it as a brave decision.

He also praised Government for embarking on a countrywide national registration card issuance exercise.

He, however, called on the President to consider creating more districts in the province to help spur economic growth.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Wow! I smell leakage here. Did He and Himself party president know about ECL’s moves.? Is this why they are both visiting places, greeting people and funeral houses?

    • Hahaha only 21km ? Why should a head of state talk about 21km ? We’re are u ministers or follow bandits doing ? Know vision for real .we need roads in kafue and Kabwe too

  2. Ba mujibiyepi naba mdingai are the one behind poor developmental projects in the area. Govt proposed massive development which was going to see them be relocated to pave way for the construction and expansion of the district including the state of art airport but refused to relocate.

  3. Mr.President these roads have been in PFs mouth since 2011 but always contractors mobilising are you not ashamed that almost four years in goverment you failed to commision any developmental project in the province?
    For Kapita let him join the other corrupt people in PF he is not a factor in North western thus the shiffiting of the rally from mwinilunga boma to the bush.
    we need equity in resourse destribution

  4. PLEASE, LET THIS BE A SHOW CASE OF HOW TO TAR ROADS IN A TOWN IN ZAMBIA- A COPPER PRODUCING TOWN FOR THAT MATTER. THE NEW MODERN ROADS SHOULD HAVE EVERYTHING A ROAD NEEDS TO HAVE, PROPER WALKWAYS, CYCLE TRACKS, ROAD MARKINGS, ROAD SIGNS, REFLECTORS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, PROPER DRAINAGE SYSTEM, ETC. LET THE NEW ROADS BE A STRT TO MODERNISING SOLWEZI TO AS A CITY THAT PRODUCES THE LARGEST QUANTITY OF COPPER. LET THE ROADS ENCOURAGE MEANINGFUL INVESTMENTS TO THE TOWN. IN FACT LET THE NEW ROADS TRIGGER THE REPLANNING OF THE TOWN INTO A MODERN CITY. IN THIS CASE GIVE A CONTRACT TO THE BEST CONTRACTORS IN ZAMBIA TO SET THE FUTURE STANDARDS OF SOLWEZI TO LOOK LIKE THE TOWNS WHERE COPPER GOES OVERSEAS. DO NOT BUILD ROADS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE COMING ELECTIONS THE WAY RB AND MMD USED TO DO.

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