• In 2021, about K700, 000 was released to RDA in Muchinga Province to carry out rehabilitation works on Chambeshi-Chinkobo Road.
• RDA only managed to bring one grader on site and promised to mobilize tippers and compactors.
• Instead RDA’s grader worsened the condition of the road.
Kanchibiya Member of Parlaiment has challenged Road Development Agency (RDA) to account for funds used on the Chambeshi-Chinkobo road in his constituency.
In a statement, Sunday Chanda revealed that in 2021, about K700, 000 was released to RDA Regional Office in Muchinga Province to carry out rehabilitation works on Chambeshi-Chinkobo Road.
Mr. Chanda noted that the Agency only managed to bring one grader on site and promised to mobilize tippers and compactors in order for the project to be carried out as scheduled.
“Instead RDA’s grader worsened the condition of this road and we are now asking the Minister of Infrastructure and Urban Development Charles Milupi to intervene as the people of Kanchibiya demand remedial measures arising from RDA’s recklessness,” Mr. Chanda said.
He lamented that the Mpika-Kanchibiya-Kasama Road, especially the stretch between Chambeshi and Kanchibiya River has deteriorated, therefore the need for Minister to intervene.
“To date, RDA has failed to maintain the road and the stretch in question even they are aware that heavy vehicles are using this road to avoid the extensively damaged Great North Road.”
“We are calling on the Minister of Infrastructure and Urban Development to shake up RDA in order for them to account. With rains almost around the corner, we risk losing lives on these two roads,” he stated.
And when contacted, Minister of Infrastructure and Urban Development Charles Milupi referred all queries to RDA, as he did not have details of how the money in question has been used.
However, efforts to get a comment from RDA Acting Director Communications and Corporate Affairs Anthony Mulowa, failed as his mobile phone went unanswered.