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State injects K2 billion in Chama road projects

CONSTRUCTION works of a dual carriageway from Lusaka to the Copperbelt launched recently. PICTURE: BRIAN MALAMA

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Chama
THE K2 billion worth of investment in road infrastructure development in Chama district in Muchinga Province will greatly help to accelerate development and boost economic activities in the area,Chama district commissioner Leonard Ngoma has said.

Government is rehabilitating the Chama-Matumbo road at a cost of K450 million, the Chama-Muyombe road which will gobble K372 million and the K565 million Chama- Lundazi road.

Other road works being undertaken in Chama include rehabilitation of township roads at a cost of K542 million,construction of the K53 million Chama- Chikwa road and erecting of two bridges at a cost of K116 million.
Mr Ngoma said the road projects have elated Chama residents who have pledged to work with the government in fostering development in the area.
He said the new roads will help to accelerate development in the district as the area will be easily accessed by people with various interests.
Mr Ngoma said some of the road projects that are being worked on are aimed at linking the district to other towns to facilitate for trade.
“We have a number of road projects that are taking place here in Chama and these projects are being implemented at a huge cost,” he said.
Mr Ngoma said the projects will also help to improve the road network in the district where most of the roads are impassable especially during the rainy season.
He said works on the rehabilitation of township roads are progressing well.
Mr Ngoma said Government has continued to implement capital projects in Chama that are aimed at improving the livelihood of people in the area.
He said Chama will develop at a fast rate due to the sound policies that the government is implementing in various sectors in the district.
Mr Ngoma said Government will soon embark on the rehabilitation of rural roads to facilitate for the smooth transportation of farm produce to the market.
“Here in Chama, we grow the famous Chama rice, we have a number of rice growers hence the need to ensure that our roads in rural areas are passable,” he said

 

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