Southern Province Minister Josephine Limata has appealed to the office of the Vice President to help repair damaged road infrastructure in the valley district of Sinazongwe.
Ms. Limata said the state of roads in the district has become desperate as people in some areas have been cut off from the rest of the country after bridges along major streams were washed away by heavy rains.
She said areas that have been cut off cannot receive goods and services thereby putting people’s lives under serious threat.
Ms. Limata, who was speaking shortly after inspecting some of the damaged bridges, said there was need for the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) to quickly avail needed logistics to rebuild the damaged infrastructure.
She said the provincial administration was concerned about how people in areas that have been cut off will receive medical and other government services since these places cannot be accessed by road.
Ms, Limata, who was accompanied on a tour by Sinazongwe Member of Parliament Richwell Siamunene, further said there was need to find a permanent solution to the perennial of bridges being washed away during the rain season in the valley district.
And District Council Secretary, Oliver Muuka, said most areas along the Bottom road from Sinazeze to Chiyabi have been cut-off thereby making people in those areas unable to access goods and services.