Mpika-Nakonde road gets K1.2m for rehab
By Staff Reporter
The Road Development Agency in Muchinga Province has received K1,200,000 for the spot improvement of some sections of the poor state of the Great North Road from Mpika to Nakonde.
In a statement, RDA director, communication and corporate affairs Masuzyo Ndhlovu said the agency had identified some sections of the road at Lukulu crossing between Mpika and Serenje, Vitondo crossing between Chinsali and Isoka and Kapilonga and Ilendela between Isoka and Nakonde, which were critical and needed urgent attention.
Ndhlovu said the current works were being executed in collaboration with Zambia National Service.
“Works have already commenced and equipment mobilised at Lukulu and Vitondo which are the worst affected sections. All these interventions are part of the short-term measures being undertaken by the Agency,” said Ndhlovu.
And he said the long-term intervention being executed along the Chinsali-Nakonde road included the moving on site of the two contractors to carry out a full rehabilitation.
“The contractors are on site and mobilizing at Kapili, 54km from Chinsali towards Isoka and Sansamwenje, 50km from Isoka towards Nakonde and mobilizing equipment on site in readiness to commerce the works after the rainy season,” he said.