The ongoing construction works on of the Bottom Road in Southern Province has cheered opposition Gwembe United Party for National Development (UPND) Member of Parliament, Brian Ntundu.
And Mr. Ntundu has observed that Gwembe District and other surrounding districts in the Province are poised for tourism and agricultural development once the road is completed.
He commended the Patriotic Front (PF) government for exhibiting political will in undertaking the Bottom Road Project unlike the previous MMD government that failed to do the road despite receiving funding for the project.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Ntundu said this when he toured the project in Gwembe district, today.
He explained that so far the contractor has completed 65 kilometres of the road and construction works are progressing well.
He further explained that any responsible government is mandated to take development even to areas where it did not receive political support without discrimination.
Mr. Ntundu said Gwembe has the potential to develop its tourism sector considering that a stretch of about 80 kilometres of beautiful scenery is along Lake Kariba Dam and game ranching.
He added that if well harnessed, the district has also the potential to develop the agricultural sector through enhanced irrigation and fish farming in order to create jobs for the locals.
The parliamentarian observed that the district had lagged behind due to poor road infrastructure and other social amenities.
Mr. Ntundu said once completed, the road will Gwembe to Choma, Kalomo, Siavonga among other districts and will open up the district for new investments in various sectors of the economy.