I would like to commend the government, RDA and the Copperbelt Provincial leadership for the wonderful work done so far in the rehabilitation of roads on the Copperbelt. Fantastic works are currently underway to resurface all the township roads in Hillcrest residential area.
My concern, however, is with the large number of vehicles which are using these roads. A lot of trucks from the mines as well as the Congo are using the newly rehabilitated dual carriage way between Ndola and Kitwe without paying for its future maintenance in the form of road tolls. Previous plans by the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) to put up a toll gate near Dag Hammarskjold have not materialized. This dual carriageway can generate sufficient resources for future maintenance and possible expansion without government intervention. I therefore edge our hard working authorities at NRFA to revisit the original idea of constructing a toll gate along the carriageway.