Zambia’s railway infrastructure is set to benefit from the reconstruction of railway connectivity in Southern Africa.
Minister of Transport and Logistics, Frank Tayali says regionalization will be key in ensuring that Zambia plays a critical role in facilitating transporting of goods and services in the region.
Mr Tayali disclosed that the Zambian government is spearheading the accession of 150 Billion Euros from the European Union which will improve railway infrastructure in Southern Africa and will benefit Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa amongst other countries.
The Minister was speaking on the margins of the AU Mid-Year Coordination Summit at Lusaka’s Mulugushi International Conference Centre, said the purpose of the funds will be to revamp the railway sector in the region.
He said whilst African countries are driving towards integration, this will only be archived if all sectors which include transport and infrastructure,
Mr Tayali said that Zambia, which is championing the railway initiative hopes that once the money is accessed, part of the funds will go towards supporting the local railway sector in the country.
He said the time for African unity is now and that the country will greatly benefit from the re-engineering and reconstruction initiative in the region.
Mr Tayali stated that linkages in the region where Zambia and its neighbours are interconnected will be crucial for integration.
He said Zambia cannot develop in isolation when the rest of its neighbours are struggling, but simultaneous growth will be critical.
The Minister reiterated that the government will not borrow to revamp the railway sector but will use ingenious ways to help the struggling sector.
And Mr Tayali disclosed that the country has recorded an increase in the collection of revenue at Kazungula Bridge in Southern Province from $50 million United States dollars and to over $250 million dollars
Mr Tayali said this increase is commendable as it shows that when infrastructure is improved, the country benefits in many areas.
The railways went down hill after your hh undervalued assets during privatisation..save those lies for your fat grandmother
Kaizer, where did you take the Euro Bonds you claim to have invested in Zambia Railways? tell us what came out of that?
Look around you and see all the infrastructure we left. Oh i forgot you are not even in zambia with us. Fuseke
THE IMPOSTER IS JUST HERE TO POST GARBAGE
HE CANT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AS HE HASNT A CLUE
HE IS PAID PURELY TO POST NEGATIVES ON HERE
You are right, hh can’t answer any questions straight. He just rants
The main problem is african languages don’t have an equivalent of
” maintenance ”
Certainly not in zambian languages.
Maintenance is not in our nature……..
Time to change.
I doubt that after HH Zambia will ever rise this high again, but we hope the chaps being groomed will do better – than the ussual buying of BMWs & Rav 4s whenever one got a kama small GRZ job or private, But HH has completely erased this culture. He is taking the country back into the champions and he is not leaving any stone behind, and unturned!
The impostor Kaiser Zulu if indeed is an impostor is indeed clueless in the happenings in the country. He claimed Zambian teams would never win any trophy as long as HH is President and UPND are in power. One in the bag is the COSAFA. The country is moving forward and not his dununa reverse.
If you think winning cosafa which we have won many times is such a great achievement then you are a lost goat thqt lacks ambition. Talk about big competitions like afcon and world Cup not those silly cups
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