“We have the contractor China Geo-Engineering Corporation working on some bad portions of the road from Mpika side while our regional office in the Northern Province is also working from Kasama to Mpika. This has created a relief for most motorists as some bad portions have been worked on.” Eng. Manyele said.
And Eng. Manyele has said the Agency has a maintenance strategy currently running.
He said the 2014 to 2024 RDA Road Maintenance strategy spells out what maintenance intervention are to beundertaken on specific roads.
“When coming up with our maintenance strategic plan, we carried out a national survey on all the roads in Zambia and we catergorised them as good, fair, poor and bad. Our aim is to ensure that we increase the number of roads to the good condition category,” Eng. Manyele said.
He said the RDA has a very good working relationship with the Government and was appreciative with the resources being made available for the RDA to carry out maintenance works.