Sunday, June 16, 2024

PF’s purported climate resilient roads and bridges has easily washed away-UPND MP

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United Party for National Development (UPND) Itezhi Tezhi Member of Parliament Twaambo Mutinta has called for an urgent intervention from the Road Development Agency (RDA) and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) in mitigating the impact of the washed away roads and bridges in Itezhi Tezhi constituency.

Speaking in an interview yesterday, Mr Mutinta wondered how the climate resilient roads and bridges spearheaded by the PF could easily be washed away. He said that the defining characteristic of climate resilient infrastructure is that it is planned and built in a way that anticipates and adapts to changing climatic conditions.

Mr Mutinta said among the roads needing urgent attention include D7 69, the main road connecting Itezhi Tezhi to Lusaka. He said the damaged road has negatively affected the economy of the constituency.

He said for the past one week, the constituency has been cut off from part of southern province and has become an island. He said access to Choma, the provincial headquarters of southern province has become difficult as people have to go via Lusaka, a situation that should not be allowed to continue. He said budgets of many government departments have doubled owing to emergency works on collapsed infrastructure.

“The budgets for many governments have been doubled because of the poor works done on the purported climate resilient roads funded by the African Development Bank (ADB) under the PPR project. The intention of most roads was to withstand the harsh climatic conditions,” he said.

The lawmaker said the failed climate resilient roads and bridges have put a burden on the DMMU who need to urgently move into the constituency and look at the plight of the residents. He expressed sadness that people in his constituency are covering distances of over 1000 km to access the provincial headquarters defeating the whole purpose of taking back Itezhi Tezhi to southern province.

17 COMMENTS

  1. You are possessed by ichibanda cha green. You say anything minus alluding to PF. Just do your own projects we see.

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  2. These guys have nothing to talk about apart from PF. Icibanda ca green cileteka na nomba.

    A day hardly passes without talking about PF.

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  3. Yes, the MP needs to talk about PF because they are the ones who borrowed billions of us dollars, cheated us that they were building roads allover, but now the roads are nowhere to be seen within one year and we are still left with a huge kaloba which we are failing to pay back. So, yes, everything happening is as a result of the PF miss management and we shall forever talk about it, just like Christians talk about Satan everyday

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    • If you don’t trust the one you have taken over from don’t shift into his house. Like HH has refused to enter StateHouse UPND MPS should have refused to takeover PF ministry offices, refused to enter that parliament,
      Perhaps instead of waiting for a chance to blame PF UPND should have started inspecting everything PF left including bridges.

  4. This man is too dull and does not keep up with current affairs.Your president is always on the move attending conferences about climate change and he does not brief you.Thats ashame. Very dull party. In USA and Europe with sound economies have had bridges washed away by heavy rains due to climate change have you heard them blaming the opposition?Ukutumpa iwe Lizard. Just build the economy you were talking about day and night, lunshi iwe.

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  5. Please, you will do better to make. At least your friends make despite their negative side. Make something better than what is washed away by the rains.

  6. Acknowledging that UPND is a failed project…..Stop blaming PF…..Zambians voted forb you to do the Job….not failing to perform and put the blame on PF….Even in a love relationship you don’t keep on blaming your ex….my ex this…my ex that…..am not good at cooking because of my ex…am not good in bed because of my ex wife/husband…i don’t know how to keep the house clean because of my ex

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  7. Desperate people will clutch even the smallest grass for survival. Just maintain those roads instead of whining like a rabid animal.

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  8. WHAT ROAD HAS EVER BEEN SEALED ? IN THE HISTORY OF ZAMBIA
    ROADS ARE BUILT AND EXPECTED TO LAST 30 YEARS WITH NO SEALING
    WHAT A LOAD OF DUNDERHEADS ON HERE

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  9. So what’s the story with the so called “MOU”s…making alot of noise just signing a piece of paper that ends up in a trash bin…

  10. This is the price of stealing. Who built the roads? PF. Why should we be afraid to say so? They say a people that forgets to remind itself of past mistakes, is bound to repeat them. So we will remember PF sins at every opportunity to remind UPMF leaders not to make the same mistakes

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  11. Fix those things. That is what we would like to hear. Tiziwa vimene wene PF wanacita. So instead of regurgitating your campaign rhetoric apa just put on vima overall mukazisewenza a mambala.

  12. Ichibanda ca Green nacibuuka!! I’ve never seen Nyudoni party in govt talking about infrastructure maintenance. How do you expect roads and bridges to last without routine maintenance? You can talk about cheap infrastructure if you have built something to benchmark with. As we stand now there’s no!! Not even a toilet.

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