——-Government says 20’000 jobs will be created under the pave Zambia road project.
Speaking during the flagging off, of the distribution of equipment to ten provinces, Transport, Works, Supply, and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga disclosed that 2000 kilometers of township roads countrywide will be constructed using concrete and cobblestone technology.
Mr Mukanga said the project will gobbled about 1.6 billion kwache once implemented in all the ten provinces.
He observed that most of the township roads are in a bad state as they have not been attended to in a long time.
The minister expressed optimism that pave Zambia road project will address the deplorable state of roads in townships.
Mr Mukanga reaffirmed government’s commitment in improving the socio and economic development of the people through improved road network.
Meanwhile Mr Mukanga has cautioned equipment operators to guard the equipment jealously and refrain from abusing them.
He stressed that government will not tolerate any reports of abuse of the equipment as it is meant to benefit the Zambian people.
And speaking earlier at the same function, Road Development Agency Board Chairman Willie Nsanda revealed that the roads to be constructed under the pave Zambia 2000 have already been identified in all the ten provinces.
Mr Nsanda assured government that RDA will ensure that the pave Zambia 2000 road project succeeds.
However, he implored the minister of works to institute maintains crew that will be responsible for servicing the equipment.