Kazungula bridge

Vice President Inonge Wina says the construction of the Kazungula Bridge is on schedule and will be completed on time.

Mrs. Wina said government is committed to ensure that the project is completed and will ensure that it contributes its share of the funding.

She said the project being a joint venture, Zambia recently released some money which went towards the payment to the contractor.

And speaking in Parliament during the Vice President’s question time, Mrs. Wina expressed hope that by 2020 all provinces would have held their Investment expositions which have played a key role in attracting investments into the country.

Mrs. Wina said Zambia has in the last few years attracted investment into Luapula, Northern and Central Provinces following the successful hosting of investment expos.

She said Investment expos have exposed the investment potential that that lie in all the ten provinces of Zambia which if well cultivated can contribute to the wellbeing of the Zambian people.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Yes it’s on schedule due to the effort of the more serious partner. As it happens, the other partner is a smaller country in terms of population, GDP, land mass and resource endowment. It’s just thst Botswana’s resource husbandry is superior to us.

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    • You don’t understand economics and Politics at play.
      Its Botswana that will single handedly benefit from the project at the expense of Zimbabwe.
      Botswana can show more urgency than Zambia because the project is for the transfer of traffic from Zimbabwe to Botswana and Zimbabwe has been unhappy about that. They have likely asked Zambia to delay the completion until after Zimbabwe has recovered economically. Trucks passing through Zimbabwe are pouring the much needed Dollars currently.

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    • Dont mind this old hen Bo Inonge ..she doesnt even know what is happening they lie to her as they know she is a toothless grandma

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    • Upndees as usual with their negativity. PF finishes projects. Even in areas were you had never seen roads or bridges PF brought them for you. Today you are going fyoto fyoto

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    • If it’s on schedule that means it will be completed on time. Stop wanting to confuse us you poor reporters
      Ati:
      Vice President Inonge Wina says the construction of the Kazungula Bridge is on schedule and will be completed on time.

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  2. Unlike Zimbabwe and Namibia who saw co financing of s bridge across the Zambezi river as a ‘thank you’ to Zambia for hosting and helping in the freedom struggles, Botswana has been reluctant to co finance the bridge at Kazungula arguing that it will benefit Zambia more than Botswana. Which is somehow true because Botswana uses SA for its exports. It took a gallant soldier in Ian Khama to co finance the project and here we are, failing to honour our contractual obligations on something we have been crying for, for ages.

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    • You don’t understand economics and Politics at play.
      Its Botswana that will single handedly benefit from the project at the expense of Zimbabwe.
      Botswana can show more urgency than Zambia because the project is for the transfer of traffic from Zimbabwe to Botswana and Zimbabwe has been unhappy about that. They have likely asked Zambia to delay the completion until after Zimbabwe has recovered economically. Trucks passing through Zimbabwe are pouring the much needed Dollars currently.

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    • @Ken you lie, Mostly it’s cargo and passengers originating from or destined for Zambia.
      The bridge will speed up movement of Zambian inbound and outbound passenger and cargo.
      I have used that pontoon on countless times both by car, truck and bus and I know very well that the main beneficiary is Zambia

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  3. THis is an inferior DESIGN if it was the chinese , they would have done a better Job like levy mwanwasa bridge ,why did u give japanes and koreans ? Its only china that finishes projects on time very fast construction and good quality later they write off the debt so can home affairs make zambia VISA FREE FOR CHONCHOLIZ?

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    • That thing in the photo is a temporary bridge. LAZY journalism.

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    • Anyoko, get your facts straight, the Japanese funded most of it and the Koreans built it as no way would the Japanese give the job to the Chinese as they hate them. it was the Chinese that built the bridge at Shasheke and used inferior steel cause it not to be approved for large trucks that why the trucks Q for days at Kasane
      also the Kuz bridge was suppose to be finished in 2018

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  4. @KEN
    Economic History: Zambia and Botswana are peers when its comes to gaining Independence from Britain ( 1964 and 1966 respectively). Question is,why did it take the two peers this long to build the Kazungula bridge especially with frequent accidents and pontoon breakdowns? And yet Namibia immediately after independence brought up the proposal and in no time a bridge at Katima mulilo was commissioned.Zimbawe gained independence in 1980, naturally and economically with no bridge at Kazungula,newly independent Zimbabwe was/is the most feasible route to haul heavy traffic down south.

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    • Most truck traffic is going from SA to Zambia and DRC so going through Zim is very slow and corrupt and expensive plus the 112 yr old Vic falls bridge is not made for heavy overloaded trucks. these is also cheap fuel in Bots

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  5. Wina is lying. The Botswana Govt recently complained that Zambia had failed to meet its contribution to the Kazungula Bridge Project. The Botswana Govt has undertaken to finance the Project 100% becoz they are dealing with an untrustworthy and Corrupt Zambia Govt. This was publicly revealed in the Botswana Parliament.

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