Bad road network irks Mkushi residents

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Residents of Mkushi have expressed concern with the poor road network in the district.

Speaking to ZANIS yesterday, Charles Chilufya a resident and a shop owner in Mkushi’s Itala township, charged that the construction of township roads has taken long and is now affecting business progress for most traders in the area.

He said the community was promised that the road works would be done in 2017, but was later postponed to 2018, with still no development eights months into the year.

“We have seen little or no progress from the contractors”, he said.

Mr. Chilufya added that the residents are now worried, adding that they do not know whether the roads will be done before the onsets of the rain.

He appealed to government to come to the aid of the residents by ensuring that the contractor works on the roads before more damage is done to the already dilapidated roads in the district.

And Mkushi District Council Chairperson, Evans Bwalya assured the residents that their concerns have been heard, adding that the problem will be tabled with the relevant authority.

Mr. Bwalya explained that he is in constant touch with the contractor and his office will ensure that the road project is completed on time.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Well, if PF keeps laying to you and you keep on voting for them, you think they will take your cries seriously?

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  2. As soon as some looting politician puts up something there good roads will arrive. Take heart. It is not even funny anymore. What can I say? It’s pathetic beyond belief.

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  3. Meanwhile they are constructing a dual carriageway worth $1.2 billion and justifying the high price tags as they have added hotels and shopping malls in the plan.

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  4. this MKUSHI is the area terorized by the MAILON BROTHERS so better leave the roads in a dilapidated state as MAILON BROTHERS can easily be caught ulubilo

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  5. Well, as long as those ‘bembas’ take control of the mkushi council administration, l see no progress coming to my “sleepy” Lalaland. I am also certain that the contractors engaged to build roads in mkushi are equally these same bemba thieves/looters.

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  6. Sad state of affairs. Our roads neighbourhood and rural feeder roads have never ever been in such a terrible state. Something must be done seriously to improve them. Sending a grader without a proper plan is just wasting furl and material. Bring in the musungus they know how make gravel roads well. There is one gravel road which was constructed in 1965 in Kalabo which even today is in better condition than these fake feeder roads the Chinese are making.

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