—The long awaited tarring of township roads in Isoka district in Muchinga Province has kicked off.
Isoka District Commissioner (DC), Lingford Mutambo, confirmed the development in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.
Mr Mutambo said the KR42 billion road project, which kicked off last week on Thursday, is progressing well.
The works are being carried out by China Jinx.
He said that works are expected to be completed in 24 mouths.
Mr Mutambo thanked the Government through President Micheal Sata for funding the project and remembering the people of Isoka by giving them tarred roads for the first time since Zambia got its independence 49 years ago.
Mr Mutambo said the move by government to tarry township roads in Isoka is a clear indication that the PF Government is fulfilling its campaign promises made to the people during the run up to the September 20, 2011 tripartite elections.
The DC added that he is happy that the project has employed a number of youths in the area.
He said that the tarring of the township roads will open up the area to meaningful development, adding that many people have been failing to invest in the area due to poor road network.