Cabinet approves funding over $200million U.S for roads

Mazabuka:Kafue Road - Chikuni Radio
Mazabuka:Kafue Road - Chikuni Radio

Cabinet has approved funding exceeding 200 million U.S dollars for the L400 project.

In its 3rd meeting lasting 8 hours chaired by President Edgar Lungu, the meeting approved the funding which will go towards rehabilitating, upgrading and construction of selected urban roads in the capital city.

Cabinet has further approved 1-hundred and 97 million dollars for road works on the Copperbelt Lot one project.

The project will result in the Engineering, Design, Rehabilitation, Upgrading and Construction of approximately 1-hundred and 52 kilometre of selected township roads in Kitwe, Chingola and Mufulira on the Copperbelt.

The Meeting also expressed the need for Government to quickly rehabilitate economic roads such as the Chingola-Solwezi, Kafue -Mazabuka and Lusaka-Mongu roads which are currently in bad state.

The Cabinet meeting also approved 27.9 million dollars for the implementation of the Electricity Service Access Project supported by the International Development Association -IDA- targeting rural areas.

Cabinet further approved the introduction of 2 bills to Parliament providing for the repealing and replacement of the National AIDS Council Act as well as the conversion of Medical Stores Limited into a Statutory Government Agency.

Meanwhile, President Lungu and Cabinet has regretted the death of Six children who drowned in Central Province.

This is according to a statement released to ZNBC News by Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya.