For Immediate Release
PRESIDENT BANDA TO FLAG-OFF CONSTRUCTION OF MONGU-KALABO ROAD
LUSAKA, October 15, 2010 – His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia will on Sunday leave for Western Province for a day working visit where he is also expected to flag-off the long-awaited construction of the Mongu- Kalabo road.
The President will travel to Mongu on Sunday to kick-off the construction of the road project following his Government’s successful mobilisation of funds for the Mongu-Kalabo road. The project will cost US4287 million and will provide a key link between Zambia and neighbouring Angola.
President Banda will be accompanied to Mongu by Finance and National Planning Minister Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane, MP, Minister of Works and Supply Hon. Mike Mulongoti, MP, Local Government and Housing Minister Hon. Brig. General Brian Chituwo, MP, Community Development and Social Welfare Minister Hon. Michael Kaingu, MP and other Senior Government Officials.
Meanwhile, President Banda will on Saturday attend the 2010 Nsakwa Yaba Kaonde Traditional Ceremony in North-Western Province. The President will travel to Kasempa District on Saturday morning where he will be Guest of Honour at the Ceremony where he has been invited by traditional leaders in the area.
President Banda and his delegation will return to Lusaka on Sunday after commissioning the construction of the Mongu-Kalabo road in Mongu.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
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