About 99 per cent of tarring works on the Chipata-Lundazi road completed.

The Road Development Agency RDA says that almost 99 per cent of tarring works on the Chipata-Lundazi road have been completed.
RDA Regional Manager, Thomas Zimba also says that out of 108 million Kwacha allocated to works on the Chipata-Lundazi road, 76.8 million Kwacha has been spent, leaving a balance of about 31 million Kwacha.
And out of 290 million Kwacha allocated for tarring works on the Chipata-Mfuwe road, 197 million Kwacha has been spent.
Mr. Zimba was speaking during the Budget Tracking Programme on Breeze FM this morning.
Meanwhile Mr. Zimba has assured people that tarring works on Chipata-Chadiza road have started while upgrading works on the Great East Road from Luangwa Bridge to Mwami border will start soon as the contractors are already setting camps.
Mr. Zimba also revealed that RDA has plans to tar the Lundazi-Chama road and resurface the Katete-Chanida border road under the 2014 national budget.
And speaking during the same programme, RDA Engineer for Planning and Design, Baldwin Banda explained that RDA has a tight system of ensuring that public funds are properly accounted for.
Mr. Banda says that every work, which is being claimed for payment is certified and verified on site.
Meanwhile RDA has acknowledged receiving complaints on the quality of tarmac done by Sable Construction Company in Lundazi district.
Regional Manager, Thomas Zimba however, has attributed the sub-standard quality of the tarmac to specifications of the project.
Mr. Zimba however, says that RDA will address the concerns by improving the quality of the tarmac in areas that are using used by heavy trucks.
Lundazi District Commissioner, Janet Mvula described the quality of the tarmac, which is melting from the filling station to the air strip as rubbish.
And Meanwhile Sable Construction Company Managing Director, Nazir Aloo says that the quality of tarmac, which has displeased Lundazi district commissioner, Janet Mvula is different from the one done on township roads in Chipata.
Mr. Aloo further revealed that the township road contract in Lundazi does not include what he described as concrete line drain for the drainage system.
He told Breeze News that government should give his company a new contract with a different BOQ, Bill of Quantity if they want the quality of tar on township roads in Lundazi to improve.

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