5 Luapula MPs happy with works on Pedicle road
Mansa, July 10, ZANIS —Five Members of Parliament (MPs) from Luapula Province are happy with the progress of works on the Pedicle road that links Copperbelt and Luapula via Democratic Republic of Congo.
The five law makers, among them two deputy ministers, showed their happiness when they toured the road on their way to Lusaka from Mansa where they had gone to attend the second quarter of the Luapula province development coordinating committee meeting on Monday.
These are Luapula Province Minister Benson Kapaya, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Nixon Chilangwa, Mambilima Member of Parliament Mighty Mumba, Nchelenge Central MP Raymond Mpundu and Bangweulu MP Chifita Matafwali.
They said the progress on the works was impressive and have since urged the contractor to complete the works on time.
Home Affairs Deputy Minister Nixon Chilangwa implored the contractor to employ more people from Luapula province as works get closer to Chembe.
He said it was important for people from Luapula to get the jobs in order to fulfill the Patriotic Front’s (PF) promises of job creation for the people.
And Goldfield Mining Services Quality Assurance and Works Clerk Peter Nkandu said about 35 kilometres of the road would be completed before the onset of the rain season.
Mr. Nkandu disclosed that the project has provided employment to 230 people out of which 200 were Zambians while 30 were Congolese.
And Luapula province Minister Brigadier General Benson Kapaya said he was going to check on the road again next month to follow up on the promise of completing 35 kilometers before the onset of the rains.
He encouraged the workers to be committed to the work so that the works can run according to schedule.