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Local Empowerment: Kitwe Contractor Awarded K278 Billion Road Contract To Upgrade Pedicle Road To Tarmac

THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has awarded a contract to Copperfield Mining Services Limited to upgrade the Pedicle Road from gravel to tarmac.

RDA spokesperson Loyce Saili said in an interview yesterday that the K278 billion contract was signed on Friday last week.

Ms Saili said the two year project would also see the rehabilitation of the Lubemba Bridge which is on the road.

She said the upgrading of the road would be from Mokambo border in Mufulira to Chembe Bridge in Luapula Province.

RDA, under the MMD Government awarded a contract to Fratelli Locci at the cost K300 billion to rehabilitate Pedicle Road.

However, the Patriotic Front (PF) Government recently terminated the contract due to flaws in awarding of the contract.

The contract was signed between RDA and Fratelli Locci on August 5, last year at a tender cost of K313, 887,290,717.78.

It was for the upgrading of 70 kilometres of the road through Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The road connects Luapula and Copperbelt provinces in Zambia.

The company was also contracted to construct a reinforced concrete bridge at Lubemba, on the same road.

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27 Responses to Local Empowerment: Kitwe Contractor Awarded K278 Billion Road Contract To Upgrade Pedicle Road To Tarmac

  1. Bemila-Defender of the gospel

    October 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Actions speaks louder than the voice

  2. Shibobo

    October 30, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I can smell a rat?When did Copperfield grow to a level of constructing tarmac Road.This is purely putting money in Jerabos pockets.Lets hope they will do a good job.We need to see the President go there and inspect with Kabila.

  3. Claudia Musonda

    October 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations to CMS its purely Zambian. Keep it up!

  4. Kasman

    October 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    It sounds fishy. I hope there wont be stories of corruption. nepotism etc afterwards

  5. Barotse diaspora

    October 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

    PF at work viva sata!

  6. Ichashishita, Chimoneni

    October 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

    CMS, does the PS for Muchinga have a stake in this company with one Joy S?

  7. Jojo

    October 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    But have they followed procedures correctly?

  8. Mpundu

    October 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Its good that a Zambian contractor has been awarded this contract but my worry is that most Zambian owned contractors lacks equipments and you will agree with me that in most cases they do a bad job. I hope and trust that this company has what it takes to under take this project.I wish the president will pay them a visit once the project commences.

  9. back bencher

    October 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    its IRVIN and other jeribos who have won this contract,so am 100 % sure of corruption here.

  10. Bamwiine

    October 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    This Copperfield guy (IRVIN) is also buiding a shopping mall opposite David Mwila house in Kitwe town. Apparently this was a car park which the council sold to him without consulting the locals. JERABOS at work

  11. JKMC

    October 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Who are the directors of this company?

  12. Likish lya mbunda

    October 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    We know what is going on. And why take two years to finish a road less than 100 kms? Well chiwamila galu kuluma mbuzi osati mbuzi kuluma galu imwe. watch the space. jerabos at it again.

  13. ganzo

    October 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    ….with no track record!!!!!how?

  14. kakolwe

    October 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    @ganzo, thats my worry too! Which other companies bid for the roadworks to be beaten by one with No track record? Am sure by now they must be subcontracting worn down machinery from MMC-Mufurila. A rat stinks

  15. kakolwe

    October 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    & for you tu tumfweko, just go to pedicle & shoot pics. None of those pics you showed are pedicle, not even in imagination. Ther are NO powerlines ther.

  16. Zaigo

    October 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Kingcobra on this one u have failed. Look criticaly at the background of these caracters. We stil have people wit capacity to run this project with clean hands.

  17. Tony

    October 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Ba Tumfweko, it is now Levy Mwanawasa Bridge and not Chembe bridge PLZ

  18. evans

    October 31, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Great stuff! Free at last, that road has been a big problem i have used it since 1964. Goodbye tuta road we will meet in heaven.

  19. Whatty?

    October 31, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Its a wonderful thing to here, osati mulelanda pafyama corruptiobn, let PF carry out its duties in piece. nimwefye bakambwanga. Viva sata

  20. quest mweni

    October 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Now we know how certain positions have been given to some chaps, here it is certain like in all projects abakalamba nabalyamo big time

  21. Kasaka

    October 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Its ok afterall Jerabo nawo muntu

  22. Cengelo

    October 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Before you start making stuff up! Did you know that copperfields equipment was bought brand new and that the same Frottelli hire it to mobilize at Pedicle? Did you also know that Copperfield was the sub-contractor to Frottelli but did most of the work?And when Frotteli demobilized, Copperfields didn’t. There is a consultant who can attest to this and that is probably the main reason they gave this contract to Copperfields. Give you fellow Zambian a chance to prove his worth.

  23. bob cigah

    October 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Baninenu utunyo,leave bamudala alone suminenifye its happening.

  24. concerned citizen

    October 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Zambians, we should learn to appreciate one another, Copperfield has proven itself that it can handle the project and all u can do is condemn because it is Zambian. Do you know the calibre of these foreigners you embrace? some of them are rejects where they come from but just because they re foreign u think they re special. We re equally capable of undertaking big projects. Zambians please lose the inferiority complex in Jesus name!

    Copperfield may you go on to deliver and prove the critics wrong!

  25. saka jones

    October 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    people Copperfield has always been around its a very big construction company with a lot equipment some where hired to the same italian company and the chines ,and the directors are not jerabos mr.chilufya is a very respectable businessman.VIVA BIGMAN…Zambian companies you need to follow suit.

  26. Claudia Musonda

    November 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Zambians let us give credit were it is due . Support the local team , i just did. Go go go CMS. We are behind you. Proud to be Zambian.

  27. Marketeer

    December 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Mwatyamba mulomo wenu imwe ngamwaumfwa fye anything to do with coppe ninshi mwamonamo Jerabo ninshi mwabele ifi mwalipena mwaa give credit where it is due ala