Chinsali Municipal Council has commenced the rehabilitation of township roads that are in a deplorable state at a cost of K18, 000 following an outcry from local residents.
Chinsali Council Town Clerk, Patrick Kambita said the measures are temporal after assessing the level of damage caused by torrential rains coupled with lack of periodic maintenance.
He said government is in a process of engaging a contractor to work on the roads and upgrade them to bituminous standards.
He said earth moving equipment has already been taken to the site in the Central Business District (CBD) and will later go in the township routes where motorists are finding it difficult to use the roads.
A check by ZANIS revealed that the council has mobilized equipment that is ferrying gravel and ordinary soils to patch the most damaged sections of the roads.
Motorists interviewed have expressed concern that they are incurring high costs of vehicle maintenance due to the deplorable condition of the roads.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kambita has said that works on the bad portions of the road on the entire26-kilometre township network will be expeditiously.