Chipata Council welcomes dual carriageway proposal by PS

Chipata Municipal Council has welcomed the proposal by Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo for Umodzi Highway to have dual carriageway.
Council spokesperson, Taonga Kaonga says that a dual carriageway would work better because of the increase in traffic in the district.
Last week Mr. Kasolo revealed that he had made a proposal to the funders of the project for a dual carriageway on Umodzi highway.
Under the current project, the contractor, Motal Engil is supposed to widen the highway from 4 to 6 meters on either side of the lane.
Last year former Director of Engineering, Andrew Zulu indicated that the council had decided against having a dual carriageway.
Mr. Zulu had explained that this was after a consultant report which indicated that Umodzi Highway does not need a dual carriageway because Chipata does not have enough traffic.
However, recent increase in traffic has proved the consultants wrong.

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