MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
RESIDENTS of Wusakile township in Kitwe on the Copperbelt Province are happy with the ongoing road works on the Kitwe-Ndola dual carriageway.
A section of the road from Wusakile roundabout heading towards Wusakile Mine Hospital has been closed as the contractor working on the road has completely ripped off the old road in order to construct a new one.
The residents talked to commended Government for prioritising infrastructure development in the road sector because it is likely to spur development.
“We are very happy with this project because once completed, it will make our road safer. As you know, a lot of people have died in accidents on this road as a result of its poor state,” said Elijah Mvula, a taxi driver.
Another resident Gift Musukwa urged Government to ensure that the contractor working on the road puts adequate road signs and speed limits to save pedestrians from being killed by motorists.
Mr Musukwa said a lot of Wusakile and Chamboli residents have perished as a result of being run over by speeding vehicles on the portion of the road under repair.
“This is a good gesture but we are appealing to Government to either put a flyover bridge or draw up a pedestrian crossing because too many people die while crossing this road,” he said.
Another resident Mary Chibuta appealed to the local authority in Kitwe to ensure that they install street lights to improve the lighting on the road.