MMD Solwezi Central MP Lucky Mulusa has been joined by his Zambezi East counterpart Sarah Sayifwanda on his 170Km solidarity walk from Chingola to Solwezi.
Journalist Thomas Zyambo who is due in court next week for sedition has also joined in the two MPs in the walk.
The walk from Chingola to Solwezi was scheduled to commence at 13 Hours and last for five days.
The walk is aimed at protesting the removal of subdies, the poor state of the Chingola-Solwezi road and the arrestd of journalists.
The protestors will also use the walk to listen and interact with the local people on the impact that the removal of subsidies has had on their lives.
“We want to walk in order to feel the way our people feel everyday.When we say the removal of subsidies is hurting people, we want to be speaking from a point of strong knowledge,” Mr Mulusa said.
“The poor state of that road has killed a lot of people. We will be stopping over at every dark spot to pay homage to the people that have died.That way we hope to bring to the attention of the PF government the importance of upgrading this economically important road.”
He said the Chingola-Solwezi road contributes significantly to the treasury and wondered why it has not been listed on the key roads to be worked on in the Link 8,000 road project.