NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe
WORKS on the K561 million Kitwe-Chingola dual carriage way have advanced and processing well.
Government has engaged Sino Hydro Zambia Limited, a Chinese contractor, to work on the 45 kilometres Kitwe- Chingola dual carriage way.
A check by the Daily Mail found the contractor compacting the road and working on a bridge near Copperhill Mall.
And Kitwe district commissioner Binwell Mpundu is happy that the contractor working on the road is on site and doing the works.
Mr Mpundu said Government wants to ensure the Kitwe-Chingola dual carriage way is completed on time because it is of economic importance to the country.
He said the project once complete will also help decongest the road which has a heavy flow of traffic.
“Government is releasing money for the project and we expect works to be completed soon,” Mr Mpundu said.
He is also happy that the works have advanced and are progressing well.
And motorists who commute from Kitwe to Chingola are happy with the speedy works being done on the Kitwe- Chingola dual carriage way.
Mutale Mofya, 52, a resident of Chingola said in an interview yesterday that there is need to quickly finish the works on the Kitwe- Chingola dual carriage way to prevent road carnages.
Mr Mofya said the Kitwe-Chingola road usually records a lot of fatal accidents due to the narrowness of the road.
“We are happy to see the contractor back on site after a long time. We hope they can finish the works on the road as soon as possible to avoid accidents,” he said.
Another motorist, Chibwe Malama said it is important that the works on the Kitwe- Ndola dual carriage way are completed on time to safeguard the lives of the people.
Mr Malama said the project will help decongest the road which has heavy flow of traffic because of the Kasumbalesa Border Post in Chililabombwe.
“This road has killed a lot of people, and for this reason, we want Government to expedite the works on the dual carriage way,” he said.