Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga
Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga

CENTRAL Province Minister Sydney Mushanga says the construction of a dual carriageway between Lusaka and Ndola is long overdue.

Mr Mushanga, however, says it is encouraging that the project will soon start and this will greatly help in reducing road traffic accidents between Lusaka and Ndola.

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela announced recently that the dual carriageway project would commence soon after the Attorney General clears the contract for construction works.

“For us as Central Province, the construction of a dual carriageway between Lusaka and Ndola is long overdue because traffic on the Great North Road has increased and there have been a lot of accidents on this road,” Mr Mushanga said.

He said in an interview on Saturday that Central Province is a transit region within Zambia and to neighbouring countries.

Mr Mushanga said the Great North Road and the stretch between Kapiri Mposhi and Ndola handle a huge volume of traffic, one of the factors that have contributed to loss of lives and property in road traffic accidents.

“The road is very busy and Central Province is the major route to Congo DR, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania. So, the construction of the dual carriageway will help ease the flow of traffic and many lives will be saved,” he said.

Mr Mushanga said the dual carriageway will also significantly contribute to improving Zambia’s economy and that of the region as a whole.

The dual carriageway will also come with the construction of a transit hotel, service station between Lusaka and Kabwe, and a mini city will be established between Kapiri Mposhi and Ndola.

The project will also include construction of by-pass roads in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. it is nice to hear that but first complete the roads you have started eg Kitwe Chingola duall carriage.This should have been done a long ago what is tghe problem? Chingola Solowezi road, how soon are we gouing to drive on it?

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    • We do not have money to be constructing Dual carriage ways.

      A little death here and there is not as bad.

      Educate the UPND led drivers to drive carefully and road test all the vehicles.

      Have drive licences that last only 5 years and retest them.

      I have a European Driver licence although Nick doesnt allow me to drive.

      It is the DRIVERS and UPND that are the problems here NOT the roads

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • 60km kitwe/ndola road has been under construction for the last 6yrs GUYS you are not just capable of doing any sensible things,even in your private lives you were failures.Forcing yourselves on what you are not capable of doing shall land you into trouble.

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    • I thought they are about to finish construction? That was Sata and Nsanda’s project. They died.

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    • @Mushota
      Can someone unmask the identity of this stup1d ***** Mushota. This stupid fool is a satanist. This fool needs to be flushed out.

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  2. it is nice to hear that but first complete the roads you have started eg Kitwe Chingola duall carriage.This should have been done a long ago what is tghe problem? Chingola Solowezi road, how soon are we going to drive on it?

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  3. O yes so long overdue! Can’t wait to see the project commenced … what a legacy it would be for pf!

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  4. And food security on the tables of Zambians is long over due too

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  5. Ba Mushota I agree with you, a driver should have an expiring date. In Botswana that is the case, even the so called Omang (Registration card has an expiring date). This helps to cab accidents and other vices where foreigners have access of getting Registration card. I think pa Zed we area playing too much. I was in Zambia, specifically in Kitwe last year in December, what I saw puzzled me, plots where been taken by foreigners who had NRCs, who could not even speak a single word of our vocabulary and genuine Zambians are left in the corner. I am not in support of xenorbia but laws of the land must be applied.

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    • Expiry of drivers licences and registration card in Botswana is for the purposes of up-dating the picture. Imagine you’re 55 years old and you present your ID taken when you were 16?

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    • Too true. Zambian greed knows no patriotism whatsoever.
      And it is perpetuated mainly by civil servants.

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  6. The dual carriage will take a long time to complete. As for now RDA should make overtaking lanes on this road to minimize RTAs.

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  7. This an travelled and less knowledgeable PF Central Province Minister does not understand the dynamics of through traffic in Kabwe & Kapiri. The two towns will be the biggest losers, as they make a lot from traffic stopping in their towns & traffic will just go through via the propsed by passes. In SA, when the N1 was done , some small towns nearly closed down.

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