Republican President Michael Sata has unveiled the ambitious K27 trillion road project dubbed “Link Zambia-8000″ intended to connect outlying areas of Zambia to all the 10 provinces which will also boost interlink trade.
And President Sata has warned the Road Development Agency (RDA) not to allow unscrupulous people to win road contracts.
The President has also announced that his office will take over RDA from the Ministry of Transport, Communications, Works and Supply in order for him to supervise all road projects.Speaking during the launch in Lusaka this morning, President Sata said the development is in line with the Patriotic Front’s promises of improving the country%u2019s road network.
He says the launching of the “Link Zambia-8000″ road project, is the beginning of the many projects to be undertaken by the PF government.
The President has since urged provincial ministers to identify key roads in their areas in order for government to develop them.
Speaking earlier, Transport, Communications, Works and Supply Minister Christopher Yaluma said government is committed to ensuring that the road network across the country is developed.
The Leopards Hill Road project would go over Chongwe River and connect Feira right through to Luangwa Bridge.
On the other side, the road would provide a link to Kasisi, Chipembi, Chalimbana and Palabana, among other areas.