–Muchinga Province Minister, Gerry Chanda, says he is impressed with the quality of works on the Isoka / Muyombe Road which is being upgraded from gravel to bituminous standard.
Col Chanda expressed his happiness in Mafinga when he inspected the road works.
Col Chanda, who was accompanied by Isoka Commissioner, Ringfold Mutambo, Provincial Assistant Secretary, Chiwele Kondomone and Administrative Officer, Chileshe Puta, said he is impressed with the quality of works on the road and appealed to the contractor, China
Jiangxi International Cooperation limited, to continue with the good works.
He said government will not compromise on the quality of works on its project, adding that all those charged with the responsibility of supervising government projects should always ensure that good work is done.
Col Chanda said upgrading of the Isoka/Muyombe Road is very important in the province as it will open the area for massive development.
He said the highway will also improve on the road network between the three districts of Isoka, Mafinga and Chama as well as linking Muchinga Province to Eastern Province.
He said travel cost will also be lessened with the upgrading of the road to bituminous standard.
The minister observed that the amount of work done so far by the contractor is of high standard bearing in mind the bad terrain the contractor is dealing with.
Col Chanda stated that the stretch of 35 km that has been tarred is evidence enough that the contractor will not do shoddy work.
And residents of Kalola village in chief Katyetye’s area in Isoka District have thanked the PF government for ensuring that the Isoka–Muyombe is upgraded.
Speaking on behalf of other villagers, Rangi Mutambo said residents in the area are happy that the current government has continued from where the previous government of the MMD had left.
Mr Mutambo said the upgrading of the Isoka/Muyombe road has brought joy in the hearts of the people in the area, adding that the area has never had a descent road network from the time Zambia got her independence in 1964.
He said this is the kind of development and leadership quality that Zambians want.
Mr Mutambo, however, appealed to Government to ensure that works on the road are expedited.
Mr Mutmabo also appealed to government to consider constructing a health post in the area to reduce on the distance people have to cover in accessing health services.