Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela has announced that K7 Million has been set aside for a feasibility study in Zambezi district to ascertain how the bridge will be Constructed across the Zambezi River to connect the West and East Bank.
Mr. Chitotela says he is sure that by August this year government through the Road Development Agency will go to tender so that a contractor is picked to construct the bridge.
The Minister says President Edgar Lungu is concerned with the challenges the people of Zambezi go through when crossing the Zambezi River.
Mr. Chitotela was speaking when he and his Gender counterpart Elizabeth Phiri paid a curtsey call on Senior Chief Ndungu of the Luvale speaking people of Zambezi district.
Mr. Chitotela expressed happiness with the warm reception the people of Zambezi gave him.
And Ms. Phiri said she is in the district to assess how women empowerment programmes are being implemented.
And Senior Chief Ndungu says he will remain a strong supporter of government and its policies and has urged other traditional leaders to always support the government of the day because that is the will of God.
The Traditional Leader says he will not stop supporting the government of the day although some sections of society will politicise the action.
Senior Chief Ndungu has since called for quick implementation of the Zambezi Township roads project.