President Michael Sata has 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.
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.