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

Sata

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.

ZANIS

COMMENTS

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    Pakudya Salimbana 5 years

    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.

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    iNkhosi Mzilikazi DiniZulu 5 years

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

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    Dr Dick 5 years

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

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    Specta 5 years

    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!

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    akol 5 years

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

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    PF DIE HARD 5 years

    Same fomula one for RB

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    akol 5 years

    Well i come from Muchinga so i have nothing to lose

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    sweetie 5 years

    I hope there is proper project appraisal on these projects

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    Tikambeko 5 years

    Jealous down the man is working

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    himas 5 years

    UYU CIKHALA S/ATA SHOULD BE SH.OT. TO MUCH ONE SIDED DEVELOPMENTS

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      offman2000 5 years

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

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    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!

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    Mukuwa 5 years

    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.

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

      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.

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    Kay Hummer 5 years

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

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    KUMWITU. 5 years

    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!!!!

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    KING ATASe! 5 years

    Stupet! Mafi kaponya.

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    twoo 5 years

    Sivintu and concerned citizen…you are just damn idiots!

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

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

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    Pankolobwato 5 years

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

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

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

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    Bantu Botatwe 5 years

    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.

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    sharp 5 years

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

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

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

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    concernedcitizen 5 years

    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.

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    bonkande 5 years

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

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

      he said 90 days.

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    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.

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    hell to Zambian

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    chase 5 years

    WE NEED TO BE EDUCATED HERE. THIS ROAD WILL LINK TO EASTERN PROVINCE, LUNDAZI AND ALSO TO MALAWI BOARDER. SO IT IS NOT A MUCHINGA PROVINCE ISSUE AT ALL. BUT LINK ZAMBIA. PEOPLE WILL NO LONGER GO THROUGH LUSAKA FROM NORTHERN REGION TO GO TO CHIPATA. THIS IS THE DEVELOPMENT WE WANT NOT ETHNOCENTRIC

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    chase 5 years

    IN WESTERN PROVINCE THE GOVERNMENT IS BUILDING THE MOST EXPENSIVE ROAD IN THE COUNTRY UNDER THREE CONTRACTORS ON THE SAME MONGU-KALABO AND THEY ARE PUTTING UP BRIDGES ACROSS THE ZAMBEZI. THE COST OF THIS ROAD HAS TRIPLED. NOW WHEN YOU SAY PF IS NOT DOING ANYTHING IN WESTERN PROVINCE IS THIS LOGICAL. LET US BE OBJECTIVE AND GIVE CREDIT WHERE THEY RULING GOVERNMENT DESERVES.

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      kapenda mabula 5 years

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

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        oscar sikazwe 5 years

        THE LIFE AND MOUTH YOU HAVE GOD GIVEN BUT WHY INSULT INSTEAD PRAISE GOD USING YOUR MOUTH

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

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

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    Zambian Rational Speaker 5 years

    Seleni Tubombenko

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

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

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

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

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

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    spot on 5 years

    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

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      Swatz nigga 5 years

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

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

      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.

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    bigge 5 years

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

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

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    sanjib pramanik 5 years

    SANIB PRAMANIK

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    Luka 5 years

    THE MMD CONSTITUTION

    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.

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    williewillie 5 years

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

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      bigge 5 years

      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.

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

      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.

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

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    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.

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

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    agonised 5 years

    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?

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    Calvin Machila 5 years

    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..

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      Presido 5 years

      You are a sensible man

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      Sara 5 years

      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?

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        mimi 5 years

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

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      concernedcitizen 5 years

      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.

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        offman2000 5 years

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

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    Calvin Machila 5 years

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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      bigge 5 years

      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

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    Defend Democracy 5 years

    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

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      Ba kapufi 5 years

      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. ?????????/

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        cynic 5 years

        Bloody Muchingan!

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          Badger 5 years

          Bloody cynic

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            cynic 5 years

            Badger, you ‘ve made my day!

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            KING ATASe! 5 years

            Bloody chikala!

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      Eya eee! 5 years

      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!

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        cynic 5 years

        Another bloody Muchingan!

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        Shaa 5 years

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

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      Sivintu 5 years

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

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    Chief Zambian CNP 5 years

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

    PF or MMD?

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      jack the ripper 5 years

      the answer is ZAMBIANS, period!

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    tukufi 5 years

    bafikala muchulafye

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      OBAMA 5 years

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

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    Nicola 5 years

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

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    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……

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      Sara 5 years

      What about developmental projects in other provinces?

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        [email protected] 5 years

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

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          GM 5 years

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

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            Sivintu 5 years

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

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            KING ATASe! 5 years

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

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    Sara 5 years

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

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      brown 5 years

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

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    kalukungu 5 years

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

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      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

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        Mbwatu.... 5 years

        Tell them before we start supporting Barotse Liberation Army.

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          Ba kapufi 5 years

          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……….

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          Sivintu 5 years

          You can go to hell with Barotse Liberation Army

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            KING ATASe! 5 years

            You go to hell, sinemba tuwe.