Lundazi cut-off as Msuzi Bridge is washed away

 Lundazi cut-off as Msuzi Bridge is washed away

Lunazi District has been cut off after the Msuzi Bridge was washed away by floods.

Chipata-Lundazi road link has been cut-off as the new bridge has been washed away at Msuzi.

Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu has confirmed the development to The Independent Observer in an interview.

Mr Zulu said the Road Development Agency (RDA) engineers and the agencies are on the ground to see what can be done.

Earlier last week President Edgar Lungu was lashing at the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) for being one of the professional bodies that is not adding value to national development.Musuzi.

President Lungu who described the EIZ as aloof said the institution had stayed away from key national decision processes because it is inactive.

He said the EIZ is failing to provide professional input in key government construction projects.

“The EIZ is aloof and are not interested in providing professional advice. A case in point is the construction of the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, I learnt the other day that the new airport is being constructed without refrigeration equipment and yet we are planning on doing this goat export deal to Saudi Arabia.

“The money the country when doing the Mongu Kalabo Road could have been saved had our Engineers told us the type of road we needed there before roads could get washed,” President Lungu said.

This the Musuzi saga, the Principal (President) must be mad with EIZ.


The Independent Observer

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