Chipata residents welcome road works

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Chipata residents welcome road works

Chipata, June 13, 2013, ZANIS… Kapata residents are happy that government has

commenced the programme of tarring township roads in Chimwemwe



The contract to tar the township roads was awarded to Sable construction company.


Mr John Phiri, 79, of Kapata  said the gesture by government to tar

township roads would go a long way in improving people’s lives as a

good road network was key to national development.


He stated that the last time he saw serious maintenance of township

roads was in the Kaunda era when there were continuous efforts to maintain




Another resident Moses Manda called on the council to seriously

monitor the road works if the contractor was to do a commendable



Mr Manda said the drainage system  should also be properly done to improve on

the life span of the roads which were mostly destroyed during

the rain season.


He wondered why it was difficult for constructors to also work on

drainages which were key to the life span of the road adding that the

terrain in Chipata was not difficult because the water had its own



Mr Manda stated that during MMD reign, some roads were worked on but

lacked drainage systems which caused them to washed away within a

short period of time.


Recently, Chipata Town Clerk Ekan Chingangu said the council had

already given a contract to Sable Construction Company to work on

several township roads with a view to decongest the highway.


Mr Chingagngu said Lumumba road will be  tarred to bring to acceptable standards as it was one

of the major roads linking the town centre to most parts of Chipata.


A check by ZANIS in Chiptata on the road works today found the contractor clearing the

roads in Chimwemwe compound.