NEW ROAD OPENS UP CHONGWE WARD
GOVERNMENT is soon to construct a road to Chongwe’s Nakatindi Ward, the first access road to the hard-to- reach area in history, says councillor Evans M'hambi.
Mr M'hambi, who is also Chongwe Deputy Mayor, said in an interview yesterday that the road would help to open up the area for development.
"The residents have had to navigate through impassable routes and Mikango Army Barracks which have strict security checks, this has been very difficult and has greatly hindered development.
The road will be constructed by Zambia National Service (ZNS) who are scheduled to move on site soon. The project is already funded and it will take off soon. This will help to change the face of the ward,” Mr M’hambi said.
“This is a farming area which was fast- growing and yet the road network was one daunting problem.
Development can only thrive in an area with good roads and so this road will help to spur economic activities.
The people who have come to the area to venture into agriculture have faced great challenges. Some have opted to leave or down-scale their activities.
This has really affected the development in the rural community,” he said.
He thanked Government for listening to the cries of the people by funding the construction of the road which would be a great relief to the people who were also delighted at the new development.
He also thanked Member of Parliament Japhen Mwakalombe and Mayor Geoffrey Chumbwe for successfully lobbying for the road. "
A good road network is critical in this agricultural area. Our farmers cannot easily transport their produce to the markets if the road network remained undeveloped. The road, once completed, would greatly enhance agricultural activity" he said.