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Government to soon announce successful bidder for the Ndola- Lusaka highway

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The government says it will soon announce the successful bidder awarded to work on the Ndola -Lusaka Road, and two major roads in Luanshya district.

The development follows the shortlisting of eligible applicants following an advertisement under the private public partnership

where the final bidder will soon be announced.

ZANIS reports that Copperbelt Province Minister Elisha Matambo says the Ndola-Lusaka Road works will be extended to Luanshya district which will see the Luanshya- Masangano and the Luanshya- Fisenge roads get a face left.

“ The road works will be implemented at a reasonable rate unlike the previous government that quoted the works at $1,3 billion, “ he said.

And in a related development, the Luanshya Municipal council will soon commence rehabilitating the infamous H-Figov road in the central business district at an estimated cost of K 4 million.

Luanshya mayor Charles Mulenga disclosed that the local authority has already secured K1.5 million from the ward development funds and will begin the rehabilitation works.

“ The rehabilitation works will also include the replacing and repairing of streetlights in the central business district which will come at a separate cost, “Mr. Mulenga said.

He assured Luanshya residents that the council will ensure that the road works were completed before the onset of the rains.

The local authority is upgrading roads and clearing drainages in Kamirenda township and other parts of the district that were flood prone during the last rainy season.

Mr. Mulenga said the initiative to clear roads and drainages before the onset of the rains was taken as a proactive approach to abet flooding of the roads and houses.

14 COMMENTS

  1. China-Jiangxi for sure. World champions in bribing. Isn’t it Edgar China Lungu and Stup!d KZ?

  2. Stop wasting our time and just tell us the names of the upnd cadres that have been given this bid. My cousins bid was the best but because of jealousy and partisan loyalty you decided not to award it to him. 2026 kuyabebele

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  3. Hopefully it’s not patching up roads we need completely new roads that will last for a minimum of 20 years. Problem with PPP is short term objectives so they coup money quickly and do a cheap short sighted job and not the best. Let the Chinese build it at cost. Look how much you like the new Lusaka airport, politicians and artists are busy posing there and showing it off to the world. Leave your own lasting legacy

    • Ndoleshyafye – Yes KKIA looks beautiful because the old one was built in 1960 so any upgrade was going to look like the introduction of sliced bread but when you ask people in the industry we will tell you that its overpriced and not value for money given that you are competing with the likes of Jomo Kenyatta, Addis and Joburg International airports.

  4. Yeah….we don’t want patchy patchy roads like the ones that were made in the previous regime, this time it’s good quality not quantity.

  5. Bit of a problem with China-Jiangxi already paying huge bribes to Edgar China Lungu and Stup!d KZ, those bribes are surely not coming back!

  6. Why is Elisha Matambo making such announcements when he has zero data on the project….why not leave this to the Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Charles Milupi. What happened to sticking to the previous contractor? PPP only translates to more tollgates mor delays mor costs if the contractor wont have a stake in hotels and fillijng stations along the route.

  7. This is a big project. Give the Chinese campaign ppp we are going to have a shame of the road. We want a cheap road.. They will make it cheap alright.

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