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By JACK­SON MAPAPAYI KABOMPO District Coun­cil chair­per­son Pres­ley Makayi has be­moaned the poor state of town­ship roads in the district.

Mr Makayi told the Daily Na­tion in an in­ter­view that the roads re­quired im­me­di­ate at­ten­tion be­fore the rains start.

Mr Makayi said mo­torists had a chal­lenge in terms of move­ment be­cause of the poor state of the roads.

“We have a very big chal­lenge here in Kabompo in terms of the road net­work. Al­most all the town­ship roads are in a de­plorable state,” he said. He said the roads have for a long time not been worked on as the coun­cil does not have equip­ment.

“We only had one tip­per truck and a grader which are now non-run­ners. Now, dur­ing the shar­ing of as­sets when Manyinga was de­clared a district, the grader wentto Manyinga coun­cil. And that's how we re­mained with a tip­per truck,” Mr Makayi said.

He ap­pealed to gov­ern­ment to ex­pe­dite the process of work­ing on the roads in the district.

And Mr Makayi has also ap­pealed to the gov­ern­ment to con­sider work­ing on the road lead­ing to Kay­ombo.

He said the road was equally in a de­plorable state hence the need to work on it. “And as you may be aware, in that area that is where there's a newly built se­condary school, so if it is not worked on, the area risks be­ing cut off,” Mr Makayi said.

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