China Geo, the Chinese company contracted to work on the Chingola-Solwezi road has abandoned the construction works. A check at the site has revealed that the Chinese company , which was awarded the Lot One and Lot Three have demobilised their equipment and have not been seen since December 2015.
The picture shows the stretch on which China Geo was initially working and have closed the main road, leaving road users to use a detour which is bumpy and dusty.
In 2013 when he was still in opposition, former Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa walked the lengthy of this road in protest against the PF Government’s failure to work on the road. Mulusa is now outgoing President Edgar Lungu’s special advisor on project monitoring and implementation and has since turned a blind eye to the deplorable condition of the Solwezi Chingola road. Now that he he is in power, he does not even mention this road but has just concentrated on stealing like all robbers currently at state house.
Residents along this road have been complaining of suffering from chest complications because of the dust issuing from the roads as no water is being sprinkled to suppress the dust.