Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Hon. Vincent Mwale is impressed with maintenance works being carried out by the Road Development Agency (RDA) on the 210 km Mpika – Kasama road.
The Minister says going forward, Government must start considering investing heavily in the RDA by empowering the Agency with necessary equipment.
Hon. Mwale was speaking after inspecting the Mpika – Nabwalaya, Mpika - Kasama and the Mulilansolo through Chinsali to Safwa roads.
“We are happy to see that RDA is able to carry out maintenance works like what is currently happening on the Mpika – Kasama road. This gives an idea that we can effectively carryout maintenance works, all that we need to do as Government is to empower the RDA with equipment,” Hon Mwale said.
The Minister said Government had constructed a lot of roads at a great cost and that there was need for these roads to be protected through an effective maintenance plan.
“With adequate road equipment, RDA must be able to effectively maintain roads in the country and reduce the costs of spending so much money on overhauling roads when they deteriorate,” he said.
The Minister who is leading a team of RDA Engineers led by the Director and Chief Executive Officer Eng. George Manyele said he was in Muchinga Province to appreciate the state of the roads and inspect the ongoing road works.
He assured the people of Muchinga that Government would continue to deliver on its promises, and it should be trusted as it would always deliver as far as Infrastructure development is concerned.