Government has engaged a consultant to assist supervise tarring works on township roads in Chipata.

The Ministry of Local Government and Housing has engaged supervising consultants to help the local authority in supervising contractors working on road projects.

Chipata Municipal Council, Senior Engineer Andrew Zulu has confirmed this to Breeze News.

And Mr Zulu says there has been an improvement in terms of the work schedule on Chipata urban roads.

He says that the contractor is currently working on the 1.8 kilometres of Magwero road.

He says a total of 14 roads covering a distance of 15.7 kilometres are expected to be worked on and that half of the roads have already been done.

Mr. Zulu mentioned 1940 and DK-Old Jim roads as some of the roads that need to be worked on soon.

And Mr Zulu says that all the roads, which are currently being worked on will have drainages.

He says the contract is running for 18 months at a cost of 89 million Kwacha.

Meanwhile Mr Zulu says that there are plans to turn the Lunkhwakhwa road into a one way street to reduce on congestion.



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