Lufwanyama District risks being cut off from the rest of the country this year if the bad state of the roads are not repaired before the onset of the rains.
Lufwanayama District Commissioner Pwele says many motorists were shunning the rote until the road was repaired.
The D.C. said the District was potential for investment but some investors were not willing to invest until such a time that the road was repaired.
He attributed the bad state of the road to the increase in the brisk of timber business which had resulted into heavy tracks transporting timber to Kitwe and Kalulushi on a Daily basis.
Mr. Pwele appealed to the road development agency (RDA) to repair the stretch from Kalulushi to Kafubu depot a distance of about 15KM which takes more than four hours to drive through because of pot-holes.
Meanwhile, Mr. Pwele has made a passionate appeal to businessmen in the country to take advantage of the council’s allocation of land to potential developers to set up Guest houses and restaurants in the District.
He said Lufwanyama was the only District on the copperbelt without a rest house as visitors to the district were usually forced to spend nights in Kalulushi or Kitwe.
The D.C. said despite the area being connected to the national grid, a number of shops restaurants. and other business entities were lacking.