Note that the poor planning of the contractor working on the main road from Chingola heading to Solwezi and DRC has caused problem especially with traffic. Surely how do you wait for rain season to work on potholes?
Motorist (trucks, Buses and taxis) have resolved to use the alternative road through Mwaiseni station to Fifth Street and some are passing through Chikola then town. The local buses and taxis have taken advantage of poor planning of the contractor by hiking the fares from (Taxis from K2, 500 to K5000 to to/from) and (Buses from K1, 500 to K3, 000.00).
This has really caused a lot of traffic for the distance that they were covering in 15 minutes to reach now it takes one hour and some people opt to walk than using the buses/taxis.
Some local residents have complained to the authority over the hike of the fares but no one seems to care and they are appealing to the contractor to finish the job in time.