MONGU Central Member of Parliament Nathaniel Mubukwanu has described the completion of the Mongu/Kalabo road as a huge achievement for the Patriotic Front (PF).
Mr Mubukwanu who is also Southern Province Minister said the Mongu/Kalabo road was one of the difficult projects that the PF government had undertaken and the news of completion has brought excitement to the people of Mongu .
He said previous governments tried to work on the project but did not yield any positive results as they had failed but the PF government has delivered.
“That is good news, this has exonerated the commitment of the PF government and this will go down in history as one of the most difficult projects,” he said.
He said since the project has now been completed they would soon look at the long term project of connecting the road to border so that Zambia could easily trade with Angola.
He has since appealed to the RDA to immediately work on putting up the toll gates on the new constructed road so that it could easily generate income.
“We need this concept of toll gates on this road so that it would be able to generate income for road incase of any maintenance works,” he said.
This Mongu-Kalabo road project was about 34 Kilometres stretch with 26 bridges was done by Avic International, at a cost of about US $286.9 million dollars.
Before the construction of the road Kalabo residents traveling to Mongu were using canoes and spent long hours on the water.
On Thursday RDA Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs Loyce Saili announced the successful completion of the project.