OFFICE of the Vice President through the department of Lands and Resettlement has spent over K100, 000 on the construction of Link Roads in Kanchibiya Resettlement Scheme of Mpika District in Muchinga Province.
Principal Lands and Resettlement Officer for Muchinga, Joshua Banda said works under phase two which involve forming, grading and upgrading are nearing completion.
Mr Banda said the department has engaged the Rural Road Units (RRU) in the province to work on a stretch of 12 kilometers within the scheme.
He said this when Provincial Administration Assistant Secretary (AS) Chiwele Kondomone inspected the works on May 7th.
Speaking in a separate interview, Mr. Kondomone expressed happiness over the works done so far.
He said once the links roads are completed, it will open up the area to development.
Meanwhile, Chibwa Ward Councilor in Kanchibiya Constitution, Chipalo Mwansa has thanked the Government for the remembering the scheme.
Mr. Mwansa said this will encouraged farmers in the resettlement Scheme to grow more farm produce knowing that transportation challenge will soon be a thing of the past.
He said the move has cheered many settlers in the scheme.
And RRU Works Supervisor Chanda said works are progressing on well despite a few challenges the operators are faced with.
Operator Chanda said the biggest challenges they are facing is that of area being waterlogged making it difficult for them work for long hours as most machinery is getting stuck in the mad.