Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Ndola cement companies rehabilitate roads

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Ndola District Commissioner (DC), Joseph Phiri has engaged some cement manufacturing companies to help with road rehabilitation in the area.

Mr. Phiri says roads in Ndola especially those in the Central Business District (CBD) need quick attention as they are in a poor condition.

ZANIS reports that Mr. Phiri said cement companies and other stakeholders should come on board and rehabilitate some of the roads through their Corporate Social Responsibility.

He has expressed happiness that some companies such as Zambezi Portland, Zmart, Neelkanth Lime, and others have already come on board, and works on some roads have intensified.

Mr. Phiri added that government alone cannot manage to attend to the needs of the people as it has a lot of competing needs, hence the need for the business community to come on board.

And Zambezi Portland Cement Chief Executive Officer, Gomeli Litana has assured that the company is always ready to partner with government on matters of development.

Mr. Litana said the company is also ready to cross-pollinate ideas on how best to construct roads that will stand the test of time.

He noted that there is a need for government to start constructing concrete roads which are durable.

Mr. Litana added that concrete roads will also result in the creation of new jobs in the cement industry.

4 COMMENTS

  1. “government alone cannot manage to attend to the needs of the people as it has a lot of competing needs, hence the need for the business community to come on board..”
    Why not? We pay tax. What do we pay for? Good roads, Good schools, Good hospitals.Good Police service. Now government wants to keep our tax for something else? Their pockets?
    We actually pay for our water, our electricity and our roads separately now you are asking business to again pay for the roads? We arent even sure the roads will be functional after business pays for them. Like Lumumba road in Lusaka, the Ndola-Kabwe stretch past the Golf Club and the Police camp has been in a state of disrepair since the 80s. I think it has been repaired 10456 times but it is still an eyesore. Ati Governance!

  2. “Mr. Phiri said cement companies and other stakeholders should come on board and rehabilitate some of the roads through their Corporate Social Responsibility.”
    This ignorance about CSR is very shocking which business is going to have a huge budget for CSR to build roads apart from Apple Inc or Google? CSR is not a obligation …these companies pay tax what happnes to that tax?

  3. Pa Copala with all the mineral wealthy, to be a simple feeder road , one has to vuvuzela to to Jerabos and Rich companies for social responsibility meanwhile ku Southern – with all almost no single mined mineral other than coal,Billionaires from there just rock up un-invited to help their own communities. Anyway, tuka lashanya bwino bwino kuntanshi!

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