——The M18 Kalulushi Lufwanyama road works in Kalulushi will be complete in September this year.
Inyatsi Contractors Assistant Resident Engineer Nathan Chilukwa said the 61 kilometer stretch which was supposed to be finished this year in February had been delayed because of the rainy season.
Mr Chilukwa said this in Kalulushi today when Kalulushi Member of Parliament Rayford Mbulu toured the roads in the area.
He disclosed that the past three months his company did not have serious works because of the rains.
Mr Chilukwa further disclosed that his company had managed to surface over 31 kilometer stretch out of the 60 kilometer road project and has managed to employ 173 Zambians.
He however refuted claims from motorists in Kalulushi that his company had narrowed the President Avenue because their work was purely rehabilitation.
Mr Chilukwa said they did not change anything on the 6.3 meters wide stretch and worked within standards for rural roads.
He said all they had introduced were tab lines and that works were still going on as they were yet to do road markings.
The Kalulushi Member of Parliament has appealed to timber transporters along the Kalulushi Lufwanyama road to guard the road jealously.
Mr Mbulu who’s also Labour Deputy Minister said transporters should bear in mind that the road was their asset.
He urged them to use it as their own asset and let the future generation also use it.
He said timber transporters were the only challenge on this road.
Meanwhile, the MP has commended Inyatsi contractors for having created jobs for the youth.