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Kitwe’s Chimwemwe MP laments the poor state of many roads in the constituency

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Kitwe’s Chimwemwe Constituency Member of Parliament Allen Banda has lamented the poor state of many roads in the constituency located in Kitwe City.

Speaking after touring selected roads in Chimwemwe Constituency on Thursday, Mr. Banda, the Patriotic Front (PF) MP, said it disheartening to see the deteriorating of roads in the constituency.

He cited Katilungu Road from Mpandafishala to Choppies, Nachibungulubwe Road from Chimwemwe to Kabala in Chimwemwe West as some roads that in a poor state.

Mr. Banda said the dilapidated roads in Chimwemwe Constituency require urgent attention.

He has since announced plans to patch up most of the roads while waiting for a permanent solution from the central government and the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

“We toured some parts of our Constituency to check on the state of roads in the area. It is however, disheartening to see how deteriorated our roads are in the area.After our tour this afternoon, it has come to our attention that the state of roads in Chimwemwe requires urgent attention.Some of the roads we toured this afternoon were Katilungu Road from Mpandafishala to Choppies, Nachibungulubwe Road from Chimwemwe to Kabala in Chimwemwe West among others,” Mr. Banda said.

“To this effect, we wish to announce that efforts to patch up most of the roads are underway while waiting for a permanent solution from the central government and the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).We further wish to assure you fellow residents of Chimwemwe Constituency that we will source for resources to help Grade and patch up some of the identified roads that require urgent attention before a permanent solution is found,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Banda discovered during his tour of the constituency that unscrupulous people have stolen some power cables that were recently installed at Salamano School by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA).

This is under the K2.2 Million REA project which has taken shape in the peri-urban of the constituency.

Mr. Banda said the theft and vandalism will derail the project that targets to connect to the national power grid 400 households in Salamano area.

“Allow me to also express my disappointment at the high levels of vandalism to public property in some parts of our Constituency.I was at pain to discover during our tour that some power cables that were recently installed at Salamano School by the Rural Electrification Authirity ( REA) under the 2.2 million Kwacha REA project have been stolen. This is the project which was undertaken by RETRO International Zambia following the contract signed by the two parties last year.Under this project, over 400 households in Salamano area were earmarked to be connected to the national grid at the end of the whole project.It is sad that thieves have stolen power cables at Salamano School and some nearby houses causing total blackout in the whole community few days after REA lit-up the area.The incident is a draw-back to the delivery of development and services to our people of Salamono and the surrounding areas,” Mr. Banda said.

He promised to engage REA to find ways of securing the cables and guarantee security in the area.

We however, assured the school management and residents of Salamano that we will soon engage REA to find ways of securing the cables and guarantee security in the area.We further warned perpetrators that the law will soon catch up with them.Earlier Salamano School Headteach Mr. Chapuswike appealed to us to consider putting up a one by three classroom block to decongest the current classrooms.Mr. Chapuswike disclosed that the introduction of free education by government has leade to the increased numbers in pupil enrolment.
Meanwhile we assured the School management that we will table the matter with Ward Development Committee (WDC) for possible action.
We also advised the School management to engage the community to submit the proposal to the WDC for consideration,” Mr. Banda said.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Apart from Chingola, the rest of the Copperbelt towns have dilapidated roads. But then Kitwe’s bad roads are historic. When one side of town is fixed the other remains with bad roads. It’s been like this for a long time and I don’t know why.

  2. What do you expect when you voted in incompetent party like upnd. Look at what we did in 10years. Excellent developments

  3. If the pf was still in power we would have continued with our development projects of fixing that road. The upnd are now in and have put a stop to it because to them corruption is more important than anything

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  4. I thought the PF had done all the roads. So, it’s no roads but billions of dollars to pay back. For what? Only the PF know were all the money went. Meanwhile, we remain admiring how wealthy the PF chaps became within a short time and according to them, this is so because they are so intelligent

  5. Very true Ayatollah very true.
    New Dawn govt sorry to wake you up cos I can see most of you including HH are still asleep. But the entire Copperbelt, once a marvel of development, has lost its roads. That is the first thing you notice about our failed governance since 1964. To recover to where we were in the 60s and 70s we need a Paul Kagame. Our current governments from 1991 to present are too corrupt to bother about roads and infra-structure. Even the new Dawn looks worse than a Chimbwi no plan adminstration. All they do is cry cry cry all the time when the means are within their grasp. They just dont know how to govern. They are trying the firefighting strategy but its not working. To say the truth most of the cabinet turn up for work to do nothing but phone the Chinese for this and…

  6. Well the fight against corruption is most important. Otherwise we will keep pouring money into the pockets of selfish thieves who have no interest in Zambia’s progress

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