Mushindamo Road in total disrepair
Written by Millennium on April 17, 2019
MOTORISTS and travellers have bemoaned the deplorable state of the busy road leading to Mushindamo Girls Technical Secondary School and Kipushi border in North-Western Province since 2008.
Speaking in separate interviews, a motorist who did not want to be named said he had been using the same since 2016 and it has been hell for him.
He said despite promises by concerned authorities to grade the road, nothing of the sort had happened.
“We are tired of complaining about the terrible state of this road. We have been told in the past years that when the rain season finishes the road would be worked on but all has been in vain,” he said.
He said the road was not contributing to the development of Zambia because businesses were being affected, adding that it was only a matter of time before parents stopped taking their children to that school.
A Tanzanian truck driver also said the road was the only route for importing and exporting goods and it needed to be worked on.
“The road makes mobility very difficult in that when a fellow driver has a break down the rest of us going in the same direction will be affected. I have spent many nights on this road due to a breakdown of another truck and it is not safe,” he said.
District administration officer Oscar Mugala in an interview, assured road works of the border road upgrading to bituminous standard would begin from the Solwezi Check point through Kainamfumu Farm block out at Kalindi Check point up to Kipushi border after the current rainy season was over.
He said motorists and travellers should not confuse routine road maintenance and road works, adding that government had now given assurance for the road upgrading.