Works On Mumbwa Roads Commences.
MUMBWA district commissioner Felix Ndopu says the construction of 15.6 kilometre township roads has commenced and is progressing well.
Speaking in an interview recently, Mr Ndopu said the progress of the roadworks and the quality of the portion that has been done so far is impressive.
“ We had challenges with the contractor some few months ago and now, we have managed to get a reliable contractor who is on site. I can say the work done so far is good and of a high standard,” he said.
Mr Ndopu said a good road network is a prerequisite to national development.
He said although virtual connectivity has become increasingly important today with the emergence of new communication avenues, a good and reliable transport network remains vital.
Mr Ndopu said there is a very strong positive correlation between a country’s economic development and the quality of its road network.
“ I believe good and safe roads will support our country’s good economy,” Mr Ndopu said.
He said Government is committed to improving the state of the country by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape the country’s development agenda.
And Mumbwa resident, Mulife Matongo, said Mumbwa has not had its township roads rehabilitated or constructed since independence.
Mr Matongo said some residents of Mumbwa are impressed with the current infrastructure development on the roads and other supporting infrastructure in the education sector in the district.
“ Government has upgraded many of the existing gravel roads to bitumen standards which had not been done since independence. We are told Government is still continuing upgrading and building new roads, making them safer, more efficient, and lowering transport costs for users significantly,” he said.