Bwana Mkubwa PF Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda has said that Kantolomba cemetery road must be constructed into a tar-mark.
The gravel road is a busy road because it is used by thousands of mourners and many vehicles.
Dr Chanda was speaking when he flagged off the grading of the Kantolomba Cemetery road which has been in a deplorable state for a long time.
He has since thanked Zambia National Service for providing the needed equipment – a Grader and a Water Bowser truck; and the USAID DISCOVER-Health Project for providing fuel in conjunction with Ndola City Council.
The Lawmaker said since Kantolomba township was established in 1969 as an informal settlement and Kantolomba cemetery opened in the 1970s, the cemetery road has never been tarred and is impassable due to mud and ditches in the rain season.
He has reassured Kantolomba and Ndola residents that he is lobbying government to construct a tarred Cemetery road with good drainage.
And Kantolomba residents from all walks of life, including marketeers and young children, are cheered to see the dilapidated gravel road being graded after a long time.
Meanwhile, the area MP has also announced that a modern Clinic costing K350,000, with maternity services, will soon be constructed in Kantolomba township using the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). This will complement the pre-fabricated Health post set up by the USAID funded DISCOVER-Health Project which offers HIV and outpatient health services.