President Lungu commissions the construction of the 1.2 billion U.S dollar Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway

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President Edgar Lungu dismaberk from the cartapillar during the commissioning of the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu dismaberk from the cartapillar during the commissioning of the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2Billion in chibombo

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the construction of the 1.2 billion U.S dollar Lusaka-Ndola Dual Carriageway.

President Lungu says the project to be undertaken by China Jiangxi International Corporation is one of the biggest between Zambia and China under his leadership.

The Head of State says the road will not only improve flow of traffic and economic development but will also cut down on fatalities.

He says those questioning if people will eat roads do not understand basic economics.

President Lungu is happy that the project to be completed in 4 years will create over 3000 jobs.

He has since appealed to the contractor to ensure that youths are given jobs.

President Lungu has further appealed to road users to bare with the contractor for the inconvenience caused during the implementation stage while appealing to Chiefs to help sensitize their subjects to cooperate.

The Head of State has also reminded the Road Development Agency to ensure that local firms comprising small and medium enterprises are engaged in line with the minimum of 20percent works being subcontracted.

And Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela said he will ensure the project is executed to the highest standard.

Meanwhile Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo is happy that the long-awaited project is now taking off.

And Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga said the road will help open up the agriculture and tourism sectors in his province.

Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming said Zambia has many favourable natural endowments but has failed to fully tap into the economic potential owing to poor road infrastructure.

And China Jiangxi President Xu G0uojian said his company has since 1987 worked on over 200 projects in Zambia which include over 1000 kilometers of roads.

President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo
President Edgar Lungu commissions the construction works of the Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway costing $1.2 Billion in chibombo

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  1. The project is welcome but the cost is a FRAUD on our countries merger resources 1.2 billion would go allthe way to CHINGOLA , I HAVE A Phd like Mushota but in roads, the terrain is flat, aggregates are all over, bitumen is in NDOLA or imported but destined to ndola where on earth should we pay through our nose a cross section that is as thin as a razor typical road cross section in zambia is 150mm stabilised base 150-200 mm crushed macdam plus ka 40mm aslphalt.

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    • Four years is too short a period for a project of this magnitude. No wonder roads erode quickly. Cheap materials and thin crust. The conclusion or 4 yrs target is a show and tell situation. PF govt is under pressure. They think we can be blinded. China doing this for free? Hmmmm.

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    • @Ntaulu
      4 years is too long …the only reason these projects take too long in Africa is our govts opt for labour intensive models…where a company in Europe just needs 2 heavy machines and a gang of 15 multitasking labourers..in Africa its the whole army of unskilled labourers, drivers, etc.

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    • ANYOKO
      A bridge, just a bridge over the Firth of Forth connecting Mushota’s family to England cost as much.

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    • I commend the government for taking up this initiative. All the three major roads need to be dual-carriages.
      Namely:
      1. Kabwe Road (Lusaka to Ndola/Kitwe)
      2. Lusaka to Livingstone
      3. Lusaka to Chipata

      Then we can deal with the feeder roads to all major roads to be of bitumen standards.

      Thank you and I am long UPND.

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    • Is the Kitwe Chingola road finished? I believe it was started several years ago and basically abandoned.A major road was constructed where I live and I don’t believe even the councilor showed up to open it.Its a right to have decent roads constructed so I don’t see why the entire presidency should be commissioning roads,it implies the government is doing it’s citizens a favor and not the fact that citizens have the right to safe transportation.

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    • This should have been done in 1965. Next connect the copperbelt to Lusaka by Rail as it used to be!

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    • @THE SAINT did you know Mushota didnt even know that there is a Linne Foirthe as the lass lives in rural Scotland where your neighbours farm is 7 Km away and since Nick’s tractor is still not working; she will only know at the monthend when they deliver newspapers and other supplies! As for this real dual carriageway road, long overdue! Infact we should be talking about a fast train!

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    • Is the President praying for the project? The Chinese who do the work don’t even pray, they just work and do as required. Nomba ifwe .

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    • I thought you people were only Anti-prayers, so you are even anti-development. no wonder you even recycle condoms. ba upnd che!

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    • Well where do I start.

      First of all congratulations to President Lungu- we are missing something here people, this will save lives ! Millions!

      MB I live in Ashfield now borough of Stirling just outskirt of Glasgow. I want to think I live in Glasgow I’m
      Claiming it because that’s where I work. Hardly a countryside is it.

      Anyoko I honestly don’t like your name but congratulations on your PhD you have joined an exclusive club. We form 0.35% of Zambians holding a PhD academically.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • This is Zambia – the money will finish long before the construction reaches Chibombo, from Lusaka.

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    • 1 “He says those questioning if people will eat roads do not understand basic economics.”
      JUST IGNORE THOSE PEOPLE. NO COUNTRY CAN DEVELOP WITHOUT GOOD TRANSPORT NETWORK INCLUDING ROAD ITSELF, WATER AND AIR. THE WAY THE ROAD AND AIR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE ARE BEING DEVELOPED SHOULD BE THE SAME WAY TO THE WATER TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE. ZAMBIA HAS VERY BIG BODIES OF WATER IN OTHER COUNTRIES THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN STATE-OF-THE-ART HARBOURS AND WATER VEHICLES.
      2 “And Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela said he will ensure the project is executed to the highest standard.”
      WE HAVE HEARD OF THAT MANY TIMES. IT IS A WONDER HOW SOME PROJECTS ARE SIGNED OFF.

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    • The Chinese whom we Zambians know very well don’t take 4 years on such a straight forward simple project. What’s gonna delay this one?

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    • IT COULD EVEN BE VERY GOOD TO SHOW US THE DESIGN OF THE ROAD JUST AS WE HAVE BEEN SHOWN THE IMAGES OF THE AND VIDEOS OF THE KK COPPERBELT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS. THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA WOULD LOVE TO KNOW BEFORE HAND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE LUSAKA-NDOLA DUAL CARRIAGE WAY. THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY FOR THE AUTHORITY TO JUST TAKE PEOPLE FOR GRANTED THAT THE CIVIL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON IT JUST AS THEY HAVE BEEN COMMENTING THE LUSAKA ROAD PROJECT TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY AN INDIAN COMPANY. THANK YOU.

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    • I understand that ECL’s potrait is in the middle of the proposed route. He picture is political opportunism at it is best, and a potential a tragic distraction. Whoever put it there must remove this fraud’s picture. What should be there is a billboard showing projects details. ECL knows nothing about engineering or being a lawyer. There must be construction guidelines and engineering requirements about encumbrances on the proposed construction sites. Someone needs to remind small-minded PF opportunitists about this.

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    • CHISAMBA, Zambia, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Zambia on Friday launched construction of a China-funded mega-road project that connects the southern and central parts of the country to the mining towns in the Copperbelt province.
      The construction of the 321-kilometer Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway, including the bypass roads in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi, and 45 kilometers of the Luanshya-Fisenge-Masangano Road will be done by China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) at a cost of 1.2 billion U.S. dollars, a loan from China’s Exim Bank.

      news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/09/c_136595391.htm

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    • Great news and great wisdom! Some people are hating to see this kind of development for sinister reasons. But they drive on these same roads & go to same hospitals everyday. Why are us Africans wired with this PHD mentality? We hate success! This is our country we should be proud when money is spent on public projects that will outlive politicians & not luxury vehicles, subsidies, or hyper salaries. It’s the job of MPs to cross check costs. God is blessing this country & we are praying harder & harder for Him to open up more of His treasures stored for us. You ain’t seen nothing yet. God Bless Zambia

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  2. What’s the fuss about all this? It’s the government’s basic duty to build infrastructure such as roads. Besides it’s Jonathan’s money he is using but tax payers. Actually in this case is Kaloba however to be repaid by tax payers

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    • Do you understand that in all organized societies there is what is called leadership? Ask the ants. Such shallowness tells a lot about the intellect of Zambians.

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    • @2 Th, IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THIS DEVELOPMENT JUST DON’T READ ABOUT IT- SKIP THE TOPIC AND GO HH’s TOPICS WHERE HE DENNOUNCES HIS COUNTRY WHEN ABROAD. THOSE ARE THE TOPICS FOR YOU RETARDS BECAUSE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES YOU BIG TIME.

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    • Nanga Tizayamba Kudya ma road,apa malaiti bafakila.Personally i think its not worth it feed Zambian people first instead of Ma Chinese aba. Mu Zambia Che!

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    • Udye ma roads niyonyoko ma roads udye? Just go to the village and grow 7X50kg bags of maize to feed you for the whole year. dont be lazy.

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  3. “Lazy Lungu has also reminded the Road Development Agency to ensure that local firms comprising small and medium enterprises are engaged in line with the minimum of 20percent works being subcontracted.”
    Why are you reminding the corrupt RDA when the contract has already signed and the main contractor allocated? Surely what type of a dull lawyer is this..do you know how this grossly overpriced road is being funded? It looks like a loan from the Chines…its sickening that the project cost is not shocked anyone of these thieves. Only jobs Zambians will get is labouring and paying back this collassal sum.
    Shame on you Lazy Lungu!!

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    • In other countries such projects are awarded to the local Civil Engineering in the construction and consulting industry so that the profits made would circulate within the country. In Zambia, they award such contracts to the chinese so that 40% goes to the politician’s pockets and the rest of the profits go back to China. And ordinary Zambians can not see the corruption involved because they are to busy praising politicians for the infrastructure. It’s a shame! Not yet Uhuru….

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  4. This is what our friends don’t want to see or hear. Watch the space, they will find a fault, they could even appeal to the supreme court for this. Anything is possible with our best friends. Super! to be completed just in time for Dununa hagain.

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    • Show me a dual carriageway of that distance that has cost that amount and i will show a high speed train line of the same distance with trains….get it on your thick skulls a billion dollars is a collosal sum of money for tarmac. Its too much even if its a loan.
      Wake up!!

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    • Jj apply as a subcontractor and charge very little so that the govt can save. Why complain as if it’s coming from your pocket. You don’t even pay tax in Zambia and you’re busy complaining. When you ae not used to see big figures you get scared even on small amounts. I challenge you to apply as a subcontractor or better still come and work for me as a flag man or wheelbarrow pusher and I will pay you peanuts since you want the budget to be small. You think this is lwindi gonde ceremony where the only expense is chibwantu.

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    • Instead of employing me…i kindly encourage you to do an Open University course or read books for your own good!!
      Wake up!!

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    • Wake up f00l. There is more to this than what your shallow skull can process. I feel sorry and sad for clueless people like you.

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  5. China ain’t doing $h!t for free, they are looting our resources while displacing indigenous Zambians. Lungu is dangerous to Zambia’s existence. He is colluding with Chinese to hand the country to China. Don’t be f00led by these projects. China is here to take over Africa. Very soon, Zambians and Africans will be killed in masses just like Europeans came to America and killed all red Indians so that they could occupy and take over America. Wake up and stop Lungu from giving Zambia to the Chinese.

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    • True My Friend from my observation on all the people supporting this they dont leave Mu Zed,Today go on the street and see how people a hustling for a living to put food on the table because things Vadula guys.Its Not things Guys “Sivintu”.And then ati Tipanga Ma roads.

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  6. It’s a pity to boost about 3000 Jobs in these road projects,since these jobs will only last for 3 to 4 yrs after completing the project.What happens afterwards is that the contractor will lay off the workers,load there machinery and go else where. Zambians now need long term jobs which are pensionable.

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    • If you want a pensionable job obtain a phd like mushota and get employed as stanchart CEO or something in that line. You want to get a pension for a job which has a time frame? Get a life man and speak sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no pension in road construction apart from NAPSA pension or workers’ compensation life pension when your leg gets crushed during road construction.

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  7. True My Friend from my observation on all the people supporting this they dont leave Mu Zed,Today go on the street and see how people a hustling for a living to put food on the table because things Vadula guys.Its Not things Guys “Sivintu”.And then ati Tipanga Ma roads.

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  8. Somebody cries, “Oh this too expensive!” Another, “Period is too long or too short!” Another, “Are we going to eat roads!” ….. Imwe bantu can ECL do anything good in your eyes? VIVA ECL; Zambia is matching on!

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    • Can lungu commission anything without borrowing ? Eveything is to borrow….even to build toilets.

      .And maybe people will appreciate.. …

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  9. Lungu has taken or ministers work,what a shame BA lungu kikiki,this is a work of a councilors not lungu

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    • USD $1.2Billion is too big a project to be flagged off by a minister or a councillor. The Question should be whether the project is justified. I think not . Sections of it (approaches to major settlement etc) could have been made dual but the bits in between could be normal 2-way with wider road shoulders. This is what they will end up doing when they eat most of the money in any case.

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  10. @ANYOKO and HaJayJay, you will never see anything positive in what the government does! Even in a straightforward case like this, you always thieving yet you never talk about the person who became rich by undervaluing our mines and got kickbacks, HH! Your worldview is corrupted because you see it through the Namwala lenses. A conservative estimate of constructing a 2 lane roads is $120,000 per lane mile. This is just the minimum and cost may vary depending on terrain, etc, fooools! Please go away and just shut up tribalists!

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    • Your cost breakdown is based on 1st world costs not Chinese convict labour and Zambian labours. plus transport of materials which in this case are close by normal projects of this cost have a tender process and is open for public inspection and you see what the others have quoted.

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  11. With that amount a 2 rail link should have been build from kazungula, Livingstone to CB with dry docks at both ends and made it mandatory for heavy goods to use the railways. The resulting bussiness would have paid for a first class passenger rail service…..

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  12. @14 Spaka, just swallow your pride baasa, kambani chabe ati mufuna chitima ku southern. Kabili underfive will never be president naimwe muziba naeve aziba that is why he wants to spoil things for everybody else. “If I cannot have it, then nobody else should”, ndiye ego yaba underfive. Imwe ma **********, kodi simuba ziba na manje ba underfive banu?

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    • It’s borrowed money naimwe ma koswe…..any one can commission a over priced project , even the old prostitute from UTH who is lusting for hh 24/7….

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  13. So in your opinion ba **********, who should be commissioning such mega projects? From independence in 1964 our republican Presidents have been commissioning or ground breaking such mega projects. ********** have never offered a President so you can understand their ignorance, but it sounds more like jealous ka?

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    • Look at the PF rats getting over excited over borrowing …..tell us any project that lungu or PF have completed without borrowing ???

      Nothing , the chaps can not function without over taxing and borrowing….the only things competed without borrowing by pf and lungu is looting and stealing …..

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    • Question what are the mayors and town clerks for. I remember from my civics some of their duties are what the president is doing. We need to move away from presidents commissioning everything, roads and malls etc.there are far more important things a president can do

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  14. **********, talk to us nicely, we may just decide to allow underfive to sleep in State House for one night…..kikikikiki.
    I know ********** will say he is comfortable but I am not talking about comfort, what underfive wants is the feeling of power….kikikikiki.

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    • It’s borrowed money you theives, can you be banning and clapping over borrowed things ??

      Even a grade 7 can commission a dual carriage way if it is from borrowed funds…

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  15. PF have blessed us with the construction of castles in the air. We are yet to witness a single completed project.

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    • True..the good roads that are in my neighborhood and everywhere in Lusaka are castles in the air…just like the health posts, Hospitals, stadia, bridges (kazungula), power stations, schools, etc are all castles in the air..lol.

      Reminds me of my brother who was a staunch critic living in the UK, and when he travelled recently to visit, was incredibly surprised to see such progress in the state of our infrastructure. whats more is, he travelled during the time some unpatriotic zambians were peddling lies about how ‘unstable’ our country was, but was spooked to find people in Zed living their lives ‘like its golden’ (shout out to Jill Scott :-))
      Its all good to criticise. I particularly am a firm critic of some things that this government continues (especially with regards…

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  16. Wooh! Do you know that this road will cost an average of USD3,738,317.757 per kilometre. Lusaka-Ndola is approximately 321 kilometres and the total project cost is estimated at USD1.2 billion. Where is this country going. We have people here praising daylight schemes to impoverish this country to line up their pockets. This is in my opinion is serious grand corruption which can only be equaled to the Nigeria case of a 127 kilometres costing USD1billion.

    I have just researched and my findings for a road of 1,028 km connecting five cities in five different countries in West Africa; Lagos, Cotonou, Lome, Accra and Abidijan is estimated to cost between USD1 billion and USD2 billion. This is an average of USD1,459,143.96 per kilometre
    *************

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  17. This is what we want you to continuously do Mr. President, we should be hearing you doing works that add value to the Zambian people and creating job.. More of this and less of arresting HH then we can be supporting you.. So just continue working that’s what we are interested in, as Zambians.

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  18. @Imute wa Kalilo, #21, We only built two castles in the air in Namwala! Even when we give you glasses you will never see them! Livingstone Intern Airport and markets, … Oh sorry tribalist you can’t see them even if we showed them to you, you are in another country yet you are agitating for disunity in Zambia!

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    • All from borrowed money naimwe……you have destroyed the tourism industry in Zambia and dancing about building things with borrowed money…

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  19. Eish, this is not fair. Why start with this road. The great east road dual carriage from the greater city of chipata would have broad more economic benefits as this is the food basket of Zambia & the region. Its also the gateway to the nacala corridor.

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  20. Even the most illiterate usless person can commission a highway with borrowed money ……show us anything lungu has archived without borrowing ????

    If lungu does not borrow he will have to lie like the 500,000 jobs

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  21. Lungu and pf can not even build a toilet without borrowing…….no maybe they can manage a pit latrine ..

    you see The PF rats dancing and clapping ati lungu lungu but when you ask them to point out any project or any works of and lungu have done without borrowing they don’t know…i think now we are approaching the $17 billion debt mark.

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  22. @Spaka like lilo:WE DONT CARE!!even big economies such as Japan,UK, USA borrow money,so what of a poor Zambia?just a week ago,president Trump asked the US Congress to allow his Govnt to borrow US$ 7 billion so that areas affected by terrible floods can be redeveloped.SEE?
    Zambians are able to see huge projects which PF Govnt is doing.since our economy is small,to do these huge projects,Govnt has to borrow some extra money.EVEN HH IF HE BECAME PRESIDENT WOULD STILL BORROW.SO WHAT ARE SAYING?just admit that such huge projects push your HH far from state house than saying nonsense here!!
    YOU LOSE NOTHING BY APPRECIATING WHAT IS GOOD!!

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  23. Our Railway lines I feel should seriously be worked on. Luanshya, Chingola and other mining towns used to have such beautiful railway lines- we used to have depots along the line of rail for agricultural produce, including livestock to be transported. My son used to travel to Hilcrest on a railway line, its so sad when one thinks of what we have done to our own infrastructure! May God judge us accordingly!

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  24. @Spaka like lilo, #20.1, you have a bad heart! Do you even sleep at night? Issues in your heart boy! Are you talking about the money from privatization – HH? Why don’t you talk about that? Did he steal that?

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    • I am only pointing out to the kaponya pf rats who are getting HH erections over this road that is all borrowed money and any one can commission a road with borrowed money, what is the difficulty in that ?

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    • NO one is laughing here ….no value engineering or cost management to mitigate the expenditure. It pains me how these greedy politicians sign off loans like this, without thinking things through about the future!!

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    • Yup ,that’s the unit price per kilometre $3.7m ..and one side is already existing it just fixes & minor changes here and there.

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  25. Dude you poor Zambian should not be rejoicing over an airport when 60-80% of the population cannot afford an airline ticket. Also no economic value with an airport there, and you dude maybe misleading Lungu into believing he is still popular. He needs to work and concetrate on the country than all this galavanting. Poverty is on the rise and a lot of stealing. Time is exposing Lungu and pretty soon people are going to realize that Lungu is just a great guy and not a leader to take you over the Jordan river.

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  26. 1.2 Billion Unite States dollars, did I hear that right or that was a typo? $1.2 Billion, are you kidding me? What are we building, space shuttle to transport the entire human population to Mars? Even a road with 16 lanes from Mpulungu on Tanzanian border to Sikongo on Angolan border wouldn’t cost that much.

    It’s not like they have to cut through some rocky mountainous rough terrain or pass through an underground tunnel with a ocean on top… this is a straight line and level terrain with only shrubs and grass to clear. So how the h3ll did they come up with this figure?

    Daylight robbery of untold proportions!

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    • It’s stealing by lungu and PF.. …these pf guys are stealing so much as no one asks about costs , you only have kaponya pf rats dancing and clapping like above……

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  27. 3000 jobs will be created and I long to see what kind of jobs will be created. Lets not take the lives of these youths for granted. How and why must they be subjected to the kind of harsh and cheap labor, getting almost nothing all in the name of creating “jobs” when u take some time just to mingle with all youth casual laborer we are claiming will be employed no of them walks to their “homes” after a day of hard labor with maeaningful wage. Their living conditions are in camps during working conditions are pathetic. Its a sorry sight and God will hold the strong(cheap politicians) accountable for not bearing the infirmities os the weak(youth laborers).

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    • That is right, they used by lungu as demonstration thugs to hound out anyone who has presidential ambitions…

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  28. Why did we not give this project to ZNS: They are very good at so that the would remain in the Country.

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    • China EXIM Bank is funding that project..everything is coming from China like those prefab clinics from India funded by India EXIM Bank everything is also going back…the only job for Zambians is for locals is manual work and taxpayers to pay back the loan when its due.
      Why do our greedy politicans like this loan…they get to choose a Chine company that is willing to donate more in brown enevelopes for that contract.

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  29. Sorry: That the would remain in the Country: This should read::::: So that the money remains in the country.

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  30. Mazabuka kafue road is a DEATH trap. So many lives are lost and injured. Why coming up with a dual carriageway when this road ought to be worked on first. Politics aside. Let this road be worked on.it is our right to ride on decent roads.

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    • Mazabuka -Kafue is more prone to accidents than great north? :)) But muntu chabe…awe sure…

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  31. CHISAMBA, Zambia, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Zambia on Friday launched construction of a China-funded mega-road project that connects the southern and central parts of the country to the mining towns in the Copperbelt province.
    The construction of the 321-kilometer Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway, including the bypass roads in Kabwe and Kapiri Mposhi, and 45 kilometers of the Luanshya-Fisenge-Masangano Road will be done by China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) at a cost of 1.2 billion U.S. dollars, a loan from China’s Exim Bank.
    The road, to be constructed in four years, will create over 3,000 jobs for local people..
    news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/09/c_136595391_2.htm

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    • For all you wondering how this is funded …the whole project is funded by the Chines via an EXIM BANK LOAN and our silly lazy president is there talking garbage about getting local subcontractors; only an idoit or a fooool who doesnt know how these contracts work can swallow such utterances

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  32. @Shooterz and Abililima sorry mates to dispoint u its called empathy take sometime to get on the streets,hospitals and see real struggles not vaupuba vemukamba ivi ata!!.Fyi am well able to feed myself and probably 10 members of your families.

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  33. PF = Progress !

    At least now we can mouth the words ‘Dual Carriageway,’ instead of narrow roads. Granted Zambian drink drivers will still fly off the carriageways into opposite traffic!

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  34. This landmark project has put paid on ECL’s dreams to pursue the Presidential vote in 2021. The opposition will have to be creative to argue with this huge infrastructural project.

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  35. This road projects will not only impact positively on the national economy, it will contribute a lot to road safety. This needs to be done to the highest standards and mistakes committed on Kitwe Chingola dual carriageway should be avoided here. The project should be done according to schedule or else the cost will go up.
    It used to take 3-4 hours for good cars between Ndola and Lusaka, now the minimum you can hope for is 5 hrs. We are eagerly waiting the benefits this project will bring. Who, knows, it could be our very lives that will be spared.

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  36. That is the way to go as most of the traffic between Ndola and Lusaka gets in the jargon of congestion between this stretch of road once the dual carriage way is finished will see smooth movement of traffic all the way to Chingola. The government should consider building dual carriage also on the Chingola – Chililabombwe road so that the traffic go to out busiest border post of Kasumbalesa can be sorted out once and for all. Being the forex generation border this will make the flow of traffic to be fast unlike at the moment when it takes them many hours just to arrive at the border and enter DRC.

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