President Sata to launch another big road project, 1000 jobs in offing


All is set for the launch of the one trillion kwacha Chama- Matumbo Road Construction Works in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province by President Michael Sata on Wednesday this week.

The road construction which is one of the major projects to be undertaken in the province will create 1000 new jobs during the construction period which is expected to last for two years.

In coming Muchinga Province Minister Charles Banda told ZANIS in Chinsali today that preparations for the launch of the long awaited road which is part of the 8000 Kilometers Link Zambia Project under phase one have advanced.

Mr. Banda said the road contractor China Jiang Xi is already on site and has mobilized almost all the equipment needed to commence the works.

Mr. Banda who visited the launch site in the company of his Permanent Secretary Charles Sipapanje said he is impressed with the preparatory works which have been done so far.

And China Jiang Xi Chief Engineer Peng Xuan said his company is ready to commence the works that include construction of three bridges.

Mr. Xuan said 3 camps have been formed with one group starting from the junction of the Muyombe Lundazi Road passing through Chama Boma in order to ensure that the project is completed in time.

He said that a good number of the required equipment has since arrived with more expected to come in the next few days and will be distributed to all the 3 camps.

Meanwhile the commissioning of the US$4.1 million Shiwangandu Mini Hydro Power Station in Chinsali district by President Michael Sata has also been set for Wednesday this week.

Muchinga Provincial Minister Charles Banda who confirmed the development to ZANIS today said the Shiwangandu Mini Hydropower Station Project which was undertaken by ZESCO and its partners has been fully completed and ready for commissioning.

Mr. Banda said the Mini Hydropower Station will be powered by water from a dam made on Mansha River and will supply electricity to all the surrounding areas in Shiwangandu and others.

Shiwangandu Mini Hydro Power Station which will supply 1mega watts of electricity took 2 years to be constructed.


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91 Responses to "President Sata to launch another big road project, 1000 jobs in offing"

  1. Pakudya Salimbana   December 5, 2012 at 12:37

    Linking Petauke district in eastern province to Serenje district via road would be of very high economic value even much more this one…..this is not to say we should construct this one. Any infrastructure development is welcome. If Petauke is linked to Serenje and by the way there is only 150km required plus a bridge across the Luangwa you can then have buses to ferry people directly from Chipata to the Copper belt and trucks to ferry goods from the east to the copper belt and much more importantly trucks to ferry copper from the copper belt to the nicala corridor in Mozambique which would be 1000km as opposed to 3000km to Durban and 2000km to Dar. The MMD government mentioned this in their PPP and am still hoping that someone from the PF will see the economic viability of the project.

  2. iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu   December 5, 2012 at 11:32

    What is that ring developing between Sata’s eyes? Is it a unicorn?

  3. Dr Dick   December 4, 2012 at 22:05

    1000jobs for casuals for two years! and you call itemployment? You idiots

  4. Specta   December 4, 2012 at 19:35

    Tax payers money, development for all people. Chinsali-Matumbo-Chama road has been on the drawing for close to 40 years, let’s do it people, lets do it Zambians!

  5. akol   December 4, 2012 at 18:57

    Blood idiot bloggers. You do not even vote. Blood dual citizens. Go to hell and kiss the devils pussy.

  6. PF DIE HARD   December 4, 2012 at 18:52

    Same fomula one for RB

  7. akol   December 4, 2012 at 18:52

    Well i come from Muchinga so i have nothing to lose

  8. sweetie   December 4, 2012 at 18:30

    I hope there is proper project appraisal on these projects

  9. Tikambeko   December 4, 2012 at 17:48

    Jealous down the man is working

  10. himas   December 4, 2012 at 17:44


    • offman2000   December 4, 2012 at 18:17

      But this road is also in chama not jst muchinga infact it is long overdue. Sorry he has done well here……jst saying.

  11. analyst   December 4, 2012 at 17:26

    I promise you with such midiocrity in our country,Zambia will remain a colony economically.Give credit to whome and when it’s due.Literate but not wise zambians.period!

  12. Mukuwa   December 4, 2012 at 17:26

    This Chama-Matumbo Road issue was a “song” in Parliament, much more from 1983 when Sata was MP Kabwata. He has shamed everyone to start the project. Whether we like the man or not – he is ACTION ORIENTED. Let’s not condemn him all the time.

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 18:36

      this guy was in the wilderness for 10 years how on earth can he pompously receive credit for the works come on don’t flatter the man of wrong action.

  13. Kay Hummer   December 4, 2012 at 16:31

    Well done Mr.President.PF at work!!!

  14. KUMWITU.   December 4, 2012 at 15:56

    Yayayayayayay!!!! Twasalifya Baba witu pe deelopment. you are just apprevciating us dont listen to westerners they will shoot you ,
    !!kekekek!!!…Tulikuvotela naswinannye…wino chaluma aize kainyonge!! kekekekekekekek!!!!

  15. KING ATASe!   December 4, 2012 at 15:04

    Stupet! Mafi kaponya.

  16. twoo   December 4, 2012 at 15:03

    Sivintu and concerned citizen…you are just damn idiots!

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 18:39

      is that a contribution? poor cadre when the going gets tough shower insult / fight.

  17. Pankolobwato   December 4, 2012 at 15:03

    Ati why does your president look like he is smelling something terrible asked Trevor Noah

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 18:42

      his rotten teeth smell so bad it even affects him too, poor kaseba kissing must be a horror movie.

  18. Bantu Botatwe   December 4, 2012 at 14:46

    Congrats MR President.

    You’re focussed and hard working, jealous down.

    when about Monze-Chitongo Road?

    When about Itezhi Tezhi – Mongu Road?

    Just focus on Roads, its fine.

  19. sharp   December 4, 2012 at 14:42

    when they say enisha, fire! When they say fa fire them… That’s th development in western

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 15:08

      nice one sharp, sata should keep his rusted bullets to himself or better use them on monkey hunting in his muchinga jungle.

  20. concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:20

    please you boring us with the same issues all the time, ROADS ROADS all the time. what employment are you creating its only casuals who will be employed. give us a proper press conference so we can ask you questions and make you expose your violent/bad language behavior.

  21. bonkande   December 4, 2012 at 14:18

    imwe ba pushi at cyinyongo.give sata three years then critisze then he would have done 50% of developing zambia.uletekanya chipe

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:20

      he said 90 days.

  22. bryson   December 4, 2012 at 13:11

    its shocking people r well happy with PF and have plans for 2016, most zambian arent wise enough u can tell by the leader they voted for, America and Eygptian r well smart.

  23. bryson   December 4, 2012 at 13:06

    hell to Zambian

  24. chase   December 4, 2012 at 12:55


  25. chase   December 4, 2012 at 12:39


    • kapenda mabula   December 4, 2012 at 12:44

      chikhala chobe, RB initiated these projects,do you live in pluto and just come to earyh to visit?

      • oscar sikazwe   December 4, 2012 at 17:35


    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:22

      the project will die a natural death his just buying time.

  26. Zambian Rational Speaker   December 4, 2012 at 12:12

    Seleni Tubombenko

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:23

      is going to ACC to face charges of corruption working, am sure he spent the whole morning organising cadres to accompany him.

  27. Mr Kiss   December 4, 2012 at 11:33

    Muchinga.recieving very good attention just like a last born child in a family.

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:24

      mistaking muchinga for Zambia.its Zambia that votes not just muchinga.

  28. spot on   December 4, 2012 at 11:29

    muchingans should be happy, 2 universities in mpika, delimination from northern province etc, i wish every other province will rceive attention esp my people from NWP and indeed barotseland

    • Swatz nigga   December 4, 2012 at 11:37

      All provinces wl get equal developmental projects,let’s gv chance to him,he wl make it if we are willing.

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:26

      we know how some tribes don’t like school as their leader jumped out of the window in Grade 7. even if they build those universities its actually to the benefit of other parts of the country, wait n see can a kaponya bare the punishment of sitting on a desk concentrating for more than an hour no i don’t think so.

  29. bigge   December 4, 2012 at 10:33

    Naisa Man of action. more action less talk. Seleni tubombeko.

    • Lyelela Lyambai   December 4, 2012 at 15:28

      Man of action wakuti? if he was a man of action would Kaseba be getting serviced from a junior doctor?

  30. sanjib pramanik   December 4, 2012 at 10:26


  31. Luka   December 4, 2012 at 10:09


    Article 41 (1): Powers, functions and duties of the President:
    The President of the Party shall:
    (a) be the head of the party
    (b) discharge his duties democratically and shall be required to consult with the National Executive Committee and any other relevant Party functionaries on all matters relating to policy.

    Article 46: National Secretary
    The National Secretary shall hold office on full time basis and shall have the following powers, duties and functions:
    (1) to be the chief executive officer of the party for the supervision, co-ordination and efficient administration of day to day activities of the party
    (2) to be responsible for party organization and mobilization
    (3) to be the secretary to the national executive committee and party convention
    (4) to maintain a register of the party’s membership
    (5) to be in constant liaison with all the Branch, Constituency, District and Provincial Executive Committees
    (6) to keep records, minutes and correspondence of the meetings and decisions of the national, provincial, district, constituency and branch organs as well as of the affiliate organizations
    (7) in the absence of the national secretary, the deputy national secretary shall deputize for him

    ARTICLE 52 (3)
    The Power to ensure discipline and take disciplinary action among the Officers, Members and Employees of the Party shall lie with the National Secretary.

  32. williewillie   December 4, 2012 at 10:07

    1000 jobs is a good thing BUT how long will these jobs last?

    • bigge   December 4, 2012 at 10:27

      they will last as long as construction continues. construction workers are migrant workers, generally young and use money earned from construction as capital for future.

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:29

      is pushing a wheel barrow employment. Chinese drive their own equipments even pushing wheel barrows so that employment is next to zero.maybe for sex workers and tuku tuku.

    • Skeletone   December 5, 2012 at 02:40

      2 years only, then after that, back to poverty and jobless.
      Creating economical jobs not full time jobs. Ati tuleteka?

  33. knox   December 4, 2012 at 10:04

    Massive projects in each province is all we need. There is nothing wrong with such kind of good developmental projects my dear. Its govt vission to continue bringing modern and state of art projects like u mentioned. Western province has got something to point at and not Muchinga. Let’s be real and not to be naïve.

  34. Tulemona   December 4, 2012 at 09:58

    Its good provided all the provinces will get an equal share of development.

  35. agonised   December 4, 2012 at 09:54

    there is way too much emphasis on muchinga…it is normal to protest. the amounts being spent there are gross:a large government complex, a regional police hq,a university, schools, major road works….the list goes on. all this is happening because it is where SOMEONE comes from, period. we can’t debate that fact. Why can’t we silence the lozis by giving them massive projects?

  36. Calvin Machila   December 4, 2012 at 09:47

    Folks please debate out of logic and not hate. If this project was flagged off in Southern Province where i come,all the armchair critics would have gone mute. The head of state is touching all the corners of Zambia. Read carefully the PF manifesto,6th national developmen plan and vision 2O3O among other documents and u wu agree with me that infrastructure development will touch even your doorsteps you quacks! Our government is embracing continuity coz MMD left good projects which have to be accomplished..

    • Presido   December 4, 2012 at 11:36

      You are a sensible man

    • Sara   December 4, 2012 at 11:42

      Calvin Machila taata yebo koba maanu. What we are saying is that we want to see distributive justice. The nature of a socially just allocation of resources in our society is imperative not just concentrating kuli bako mitabi basokwe. Let the distriution of resources take into account the available quantities of resources, the process by which resources are distributed, and the resulting allocation of the goods to the members of the society. Kufwumbwa develepmental project yaboola mufusila basokwe! Hena eci ncisi cabasokwe balike?

      • mimi   December 5, 2012 at 04:24

        Sara you have cracked my ribs. Pepe musa tacili cisi ca basokwe balikke pe.

    • concernedcitizen   December 4, 2012 at 14:33

      which other language does Sata know apart from Bemba thats how tribal the man is and that’s how development is going to be very tribal.
      Don’t defend just for the sake of defending you Bemba Tribalist.

      • offman2000   December 4, 2012 at 18:31

        I and a few other million zambians speak only our mother toungues and some English. Are we tribalistic? I beg to differ……

  37. Calvin Machila   December 4, 2012 at 09:44

    Folks please debate out of logic and not hate. If this project was flagged off in Southern Province where i come,all the armchair critics would have gone mute. The head of state is touching all the corners of Zambia. Read carefully the PF manifesto,6th national developmen plan and vision 2O3O among other documents and u wu agree with me that infrastructure development will touch even your doorsteps you quacks! Our government is embracing continuity coz MMD left good projects which have to be accomplished.

  38. knox   December 4, 2012 at 09:44

    Sata is not just a president for Northern part of Zambia. Let him finish what was initially started by the previous govt. Let’s critise positively and not negatively.

  39. papaya   December 4, 2012 at 09:18

    China men companies very corrupt, whta happened to local contractors as well as regional contractors like group five roads africa, raubex, Grenaker LTA, JJ Lowe superfos,Nemerit, Pozzolona etc

    • bigge   December 4, 2012 at 10:37

      Among the contractors named, only Grenaker, JJ LOwe (abit) can perform. Pozzolona is failing to finish a simple local court in Kanyama. The biggest problem with local contractors is that Roads are equipment intensive and many cant afford

  40. Defend Democracy   December 4, 2012 at 09:00

    Western province could have been a priority for this govt. Muchinga has just come into picture now and is it getting all these resources in just a short period. Shame on this tribalist leader!!! VIVA UPND!! VIVA HH

    • Ba kapufi   December 4, 2012 at 09:18

      Development is in stages and phases. No need for viva HH in National issues. That road link will assist in linking the eastern block to the northern block. So is it just Muchinga benefiting. ?????????/

      • cynic   December 4, 2012 at 09:27

        Bloody Muchingan!

        • Badger   December 4, 2012 at 11:20

          Bloody cynic

          • cynic   December 4, 2012 at 14:05

            Badger, you ‘ve made my day!

          • KING ATASe!   December 4, 2012 at 15:08

            Bloody chikala!

    • Eya eee!   December 4, 2012 at 09:36

      Change your name because you are not defending democracy – you are just a tribalist. For your information Sata is not Ngoni or Chewa and yet the road will benefit both Muchinga as well as Eastern Province people. What is wrong with you??? Go kill yourself for hating Ngonis, Chewas, Tumbukas and Bembas…! You are a disgrace!

      • cynic   December 4, 2012 at 10:29

        Another bloody Muchingan!

      • Shaa   December 4, 2012 at 14:12

        The road will benefit Muchingans because they will free travel to Eastern to steal and transport the proceeds

    • Sivintu   December 4, 2012 at 11:02

      Look at the budget for next year, isnt Western gotten more that a lions share? People who dont read are providing misinformation to bloggers

  41. Chief Zambian CNP   December 4, 2012 at 08:35

    So who will take the glory for the Shiwangandu Hydro Station?

    PF or MMD?

    • jack the ripper   December 4, 2012 at 14:28

      the answer is ZAMBIANS, period!

  42. tukufi   December 4, 2012 at 08:27

    bafikala muchulafye

    • OBAMA   December 4, 2012 at 08:38

      Tukufi bring out points dont insult…remember we are moderators here and leaders to be. Lets debate and insult…

  43. Nicola   December 4, 2012 at 08:17

    Government at work. go go PF we are behind you.

  44. Namakando nawa   December 4, 2012 at 08:13

    It’s called development, the project started two years ago and you want to start politicizing the matter, was Sata in state house when this project started? PF will continue with all developmental projects that are meant to uplift people’s lives. Don’t start thinking that is taking development to his home own………intact there is no major project in Mpika where Sata comes from……

    • Sara   December 4, 2012 at 08:52

      What about developmental projects in other provinces?

      • Zed@crossroad   December 4, 2012 at 08:58

        there are no other provinces only Muchinga exists under PF government…. what a shame

        • GM   December 4, 2012 at 10:52

          What have you to say about the Senanga-Sesheke rd and the Mongu – Kalabo.Why are you silent on them? Learn to be objective.

          • Sivintu   December 4, 2012 at 11:04

            Thank you my bro.or sr. Those are serious projects. Imagine doing 25 plus bridges in the plain. Lets be thankful guys

          • KING ATASe!   December 4, 2012 at 15:10

            Those were started and funded by MMD two years ago. Sata cannot stop them. It is Chinese, not Bemba, money.

  45. Sara   December 4, 2012 at 08:07

    Muchinga the only province in Zambia in Sata’s mind. It is about himself, family, tribesmate and region. What a leader!

    • brown   December 4, 2012 at 18:27

      you are a cynic sara. I need a very serious BJ from you tonight

  46. kalukungu   December 4, 2012 at 08:06

    everything is about muchinga……………………..

    • Vilifier   December 4, 2012 at 08:15

      Northwestern province should be a priority from an economic point of view. Every province needs to develop but this Muchinga bias is becoming to eminent and is discomforting

      • Mbwatu....   December 4, 2012 at 08:37

        Tell them before we start supporting Barotse Liberation Army.

        • Ba kapufi   December 4, 2012 at 09:16

          Folks listen to the news and read newspapers. There is already develoment lined up for Northwestern and Western Provinces. The development for Chinsali Matumbo road was started way before Sata assumed office. he is merely finishing what was started. Dont just be an arm chair critic be realistic and focused……….

        • Sivintu   December 4, 2012 at 11:20

          You can go to hell with Barotse Liberation Army

          • KING ATASe!   December 4, 2012 at 15:11

            You go to hell, sinemba tuwe.