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State releases K4m for Mansa roadsdiscipline

NANCY SIAME -Lusaka
GOVERNMENT has released K4 milion for upgrading of feeder roads in Mansa Central constituency.
Member of Parliament Chitalu Chilufya said in an interview yesterday that the money has been disbursed to upgrade 46 kilometres of feeder roads in his constituency.
“This road has never been worked on since independence despite it being a major link to critical farmers in Milambo and James farming blocks,” Dr Chilufya said.
He said the Food Reserve Agency satellite depot in Nsonga area was also inaccessible and farmers were unable to deliver their produce to the market.
Dr Chilufya, who is also deputy minister of Health, said even trucks could not reach the area to collect maize and other produce during the crop marketing season.
He said once the works on feeder roads are completed, it will be taking about 30 minutes for vehicles from the farm block to reach Mansa from the current six hours.
This will also ease the movement of people to access services as well as transport their farm produce to the market.
“So far, four kilometres of the road [to the farm block] has been done and we expect the works to be completed within two months,” he said.
Dr Chilufya also said it used to be hard for pupils in Nsonga to attend school because the bridge was in a deplorable state and was unusable during the rainy season.
He said such is Government’s demonstration of its commitment to developing the country.
And Road Development Agency regional manager Guston Meleki said works on feeder roads in Mansa Central started two weeks ago and 30 local workers have been.
Mr Meleki said the scope of works includes working on the drainage and bridges along the roads.




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