–Authorities at Chikankata mission hospital have made a passionate appeal to Government to come to the rescue of the institution which gets cut off from the rest of the country once it rains.

 

Mission director Frazer Chalwe says the mission which also host to the nursing training school, the Biomedical training college and the secondary school cannot be accessed by road once it rains as vehicle get stuck on the road.

 

He said transportation of emergency referral cases  from the hospital to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka is currently impossible as the ambulance gets stuck in the muddy and slippery gravel road owing to the deteriorated condition.

 

The mission director said operations of the hospital have been seriously affected by the worsened state of the Kasamu-Chikankata road.

 

He was speaking when southern province minister Edify Hamukale visited Chikankata mission  to familiarise himself with the challenges the institution is facing.

 

“We are further disturbed that the contractor who was engaged by government to work on the road has demobilized without any  explanation”, he told the minister.

And Dr Hamukale who was accompanied by provincial permanent secretary Sibanze Simuchoba acknowledged that  road is in a disgraceful state and that government is not happy with the situation,

 

He said he will immediately engage higher authorities because the road does not only link the Salvation Army church run mission but is also servicing a huge number of farmers who are involved in production of high value crops such as irish potatoes.

 

“As your number one servant in the province, I will do my best to bring your issues to government. This is indeed a worrisome situation which cannot be allowed to continue,” said Dr Hamukale.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. ..this is really a typical example of terrible reporting…I was expecting to see the picture of the road…to be honest I haven’t even read the article bcoz it wouldnt have made any sense to me…

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    • The headlines are getting worse. Is there any point in bothering to point out basic errors? That in itself would be a terrible mission… come on LT

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    • And the people staying in these areas are supposed to be thankful to Lungu and vote for him during elections? The real surprise are those dimwits who vote PF in these areas. They must be his tribesmen. There’s no excuse for supporting PF.

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  2. EVEN YOUR SPELLINGS IN YOUR HEADING ARE IN ‘TERRIBLE’ CONDITION. HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE ‘MISSION’ ROAD NOT TO BE A TERRIBLE STATE?

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  3. Yaba…. what kind of reporting is this? Report lacks information – Do a spell check before posting

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  4. @3.1 YOU ARE TRUE TO THE POINT. JOURNALISM IN ZAMBIA HAS GONE TO UN SCHOOLED AS WELL AS UN TRAINED GARUS. THE WRITER OF THE ARTICLE SERIOUSLY NEEDS SCHOOLING AND TRAINING.

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  5. KALOMO ROADS IN POOR CONDITION
    THE CONDITION OF THE STATE OF OUR ROADS DURING RAIN SEASON IS A PAIN TO IMAGINE. I WANT TO WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO KALOMO ROADS AND BRIDGES. OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES IN KALOMO REQUIRE URGENT ATTENTION. WE REQUEST THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE RURAL ROADS UNIT AND THE COUNCIL TO QUICKLY COME IN BEFORE THE SITUATION GETS OUT OF HAND. THE RESIDENTS OF KALOMO WILLING AND READY TO WORK WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR WE KNOW THAT TO FOSTER DEVELOPMENT IT REQUIRES CONSENTED EFFORTS.

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