Government has reiterated its commitment to maintain the road network in the country.
Local Government and Housing Deputy Minister Nickolas Banda said government has engaged the local authority and the rural roads unit to maintain feeder road and to look at the welfare of the road infrastructure
Mr Banda said this in Parliament today in response to a question raised by Nchelenge Member of Parliament Ronald Mpundu who wanted to know whether government has any plans to maintain feeder roads that were constructed with the support from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).
Mr Banda explained that the local authority could not work on the maintenance of the feeder roads that were constructed with the support from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) due to limited funds.
He has since commended the works that DANIDA did but however called on the councils to submit reports on what is needed for the maintenance of feeder roads.
Mr Banda revealed that the feeder roads will be worked on as soon as the funds are released.
Meanwhile, Mr Banda has said it is government’s policy with the help of the local authority to construct shelters and public toilets in public places country wide.
He said government will supplement the council’s efforts in its line of works once the funds are available.
He appealed to the Members of parliament to consider using their Constituency Development Funds (CDF) to construct the shelters and toilets adding that government would later move in as soon as funds are released.
He was responding to Kalabo Central Member of Parliament Chinga Miyutu who wanted to know whether government has plans to construct shelters and public toilets at the harbours in Kalabo and Mongu districts.