President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the 175 kilometer Mansa- Luwingu road which has been upgraded to bituminous standard at a cost of over US$200 million.
Speaking when he handed over the project, President Lungu said his government will continue to deliver on its promises which include providing a good road network to all parts of the country.
And speaking at the same event, Chinese ambassador to Zambia Young Youming said he is happy that Zambia and China have been cordially working together in infrastructure development.
Meanwhile, Works and Supply Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said the road will enhance economic activities in the area.
Six chiefs in Luwingu district in Northern have pledged to rally behind President Edgar Lungu in the August 11 polls because of his good leadership style.
Speaking on behalf of other chiefs, senior chieftainess Chungu of the Bemba people affirmed that Luwingu district has received its equal share of national development.
Chieftainess Chungu cited the 175 km Luwingu-Mansa road which he said will spur economic development in the district and connecting the area to neighbouring Luapula province.
ZANIS reports that the Chieftainess said this when she and senior chief Shimumbi and chiefs Chipalo, Chabula, Tungati and Katuta met President Lungu when he visited the district on his election campaign tour.
Chieftainess Chungu also commended President Lungu on his stance of campaigning for peace in the nation.
She commended government for maintain warm and cordial relationship with investors from China and other countries who have since invested in Luwingu district.
The chiefs condemned violence that is being perpetrated by some selfish politicians.
And President Lungu thanked the chiefs for rejecting the opposition.
Mr. Lungu assured the traditional leaders that government is committed to developing not only Luwingu but the entire country.
President Lungu later held private talks with the chiefs.