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.