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Alba Iulia
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Erratic funding slows road works

Rural News Erratic funding slows road works

Sable Construction Company earth moving machines lined up before President Rupiah Banda officially flagged off the works of the tarring of the Chipata/Mfuwe road in Chipata

Works on the Chadiza – Chanida -Katete Road in Eastern Province have slowed down due to erratic funding.

The project which is under the link Zambia 8000 road project is being done by China State Construction Engineering.

Road Development Agency-RDA- Senior Manager Public Relations Loyce Saili says erratic funding to the project has slowed down the works.Mrs. Saili however, said government is actively looking into all issues affecting projects in the road sector.She told journalists in Chadiza that the government through RDA is committed to ensuring that projects are completed on time.

the contractor has been forced to scale down on its workers from 600 to 30 because of the challenges of funding

And RDA Eastern Province Regional Manager Thomas Zimba said the project is key to linking Katete -Chanida border and Chadiza to chipata.

China State Construction Contract Manager, David Mbasera said the company is carrying out minor works on the project.Mr. Masera further disclosed that the contractor has been forced to scale down on its workers from 600 to 30 because of the challenges of funding.He is however confident that full works will resume soon.

The government is spending over 700 million Kwacha on the project.


  1. In one sweep you call a guy Mbasera and Masera respectively – or is it two people? Carelessness at small matters reflects incompetence overall. That said we really must get our act together and at best complete what has been started while shelving what has not yet been started. Our grasp of managing our infrastructural projects from a funding point has left much to be desired. Let’s do something right for once in our fcuking lives! Pathetic!

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