Govt. completes road works on the Milenge- Sakania Road in Milenge District
Milenge, Monday, 15 July 2013 – ZANIS – Government says it has completed its road works on the Milenge- Sakania Road in Milenge District.
ZANIS reports from Milenge MMD Member of Parliament for Chembe Constituency Mwansa Mbulakulima in Milenge confirmed the development in an interview, today.
Mr. Mbulakulima said the new road which was open to general public was the best short cut to Milenge District instead of using the traditional Pedicle and Tuta roads respectively from Mufulira and Ndola Districts, respectively.
He said the road was usable saying many motorists were using it following the commissioning of the Kapalala Pontoon last year.
He said the use of the Kapalala – Sakania road from Milenge to Ndola has a distance of 115 kilometers and costs less in comparison to the other two alternative routes.
He said the road was most ideal because all the formalities with the Congolese authorities have been put in place and there will be no harassments or embarrassments from Congolese officials.
He added that he was grateful to ESCO for repairing and bringing back to Milenge District the Kapalala Pontoon which was taken away in 1979.
He said the establishment of the Kapalala Pontoon was a dream come true for the people of Milenge as it will serves as a lifeblood for their trade with Ndola and other Copperbelt Towns.