President Edgar Lungu has called on the contractors working on the 180 kilometre (km) long Solwezi/Chongola road to expedite the reconstruction of road.
President Lungu bemoaned the lack of progress with the roadworks.
The Head of State said this when he inspected road works at Kimputubwanga, 10 km from Solwezi district.
The President was accompanied by North-western Province Minister Danny Ngimbu and his Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo, Local Government Deputy Minister Dawson Kafwaya and some senior government and party officials.
China Geo Construction company representatives told President Lungu that persistent rains have affected the progress of road works.
And Mr. Kafwaya informed President Lungu that 13 kms out of 68 kms has been constructed under Lot one, while buildcom has also constructed about 10 km under lot three.
And addressing residents in the area, President Lungu assured them that the road will be worked on and completed on schedule once the rains end.
The President, who also toured Kimputubwanga health post, told the villagers that the Ministry of Health will soon open the health facility to provide health care services closer to people.