Low Kafue water level grounds pontoon

WATER levels in the Kafue River in Ngabwe district have drastically reduced, leading to suspending operations of the pontoon.
Kapiri Mposhi member of Parliament Eddie Musonda says movement of vehicles and people between Ngabwe and Mukubwe chiefdoms has also been affected.
“Right now, the pontoon is not working because the water levels in the Kafue River is very low and the pontoon cannot be used. Even Chief Ngabwe has to cross into Mukubwe using a canoe which is a big challenge,” Mr Musonda said.
Mr Musonda also said the sinking of boreholes in Ngabwe chiefdom has been affected because the equipment cannot be transported to the area using canoes.
Mr Musonda said yesterday in an interview that the best solution to address communication challenges between Ngabwe and Mukubwe is by constructing a bridge across the Kafue River.
Mr Musonda is, however, happy that the Road Development Agency has indicated that it will construct the bridge under the Link Zambia 8000 road project.
He also said the Zambia National Service will work on the Mukobeko-Mukubwe-Ngabwe road to improve its condition to ease the movement of vehicles and people.
Meanwhile, Mr Musonda has commended Asphalt Roads Zambia Limited for rehabilitating and upgrading township roads in the district.
Mr Musonda said following the completion of the project, the face of Kapiri Mposhi has been improved.

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