Why should a 321km road cost $1.2billion?

Citizens what’s your say?

The Lusaka -Ndola Dual carriage way road was initially estimated to cost $500m.

It’s now been announced that the road will cost $1.2billion😳making it the most expensive road project in the region.

Ndola- Kitwe dual carriage way road sign

President Edgar Lungu commissioned the project a few days ago.

To build the 321km, it means that the loan contracted will be $3.8million per kilometer.

The average for road cost in the region is $320,000.00 per kilometer.

Zambia already spends a ridiculous $1m per kilometer.

On this road, the project will gobble $3.8million per kilometer!

Have your say

COMMENTS

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    broom 2 months

    While that’s zambian culture so let’s vote for hh nxt and let him also steal

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    spoken like a junta 2 months

    You bloody fucking black bastards, why are you poking your black noses into my bread and butter.

    I make my money from doing contracts and deals.

    If a contract is K1, I factor in a bribe for the issuing officer of 100%, I have to pay the engineers that will be checking the work another 100%, I have to give PF another 200% as tribute, I have 6 women to feed and buy brand new wildtrak Fords, what the fuck do you expect me to do.

    The wife wants 10 trips to Dubai and China. My dunderhead kids school fees are over K45 pin a term, I am expected to take the minister to RSA with his wife and provide for expensive sex for him while there. White pussy is not cheap.

    The PS has told me that his 7th house in Chalala needs fixtures and fittings and you want me to shit this money out from the contract.

    After all it’s the fucking stupid Zambian public that will bear the cost. Who gives a fuck about stupid Zambians. They have a 3 week news cycle. If we can weather the storm for 3 weeks then fucking stupid Zambians won’t remember past their last breath taken.

    So you idiot Zambians, shut the fuck up. I have paid the MPs involved, the GRZ officials and Party officials.

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      doritos 2 months

      pwahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      Gotta loves this baby!!!

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    321 kms or 800 kms, do your such of facts and report the truth to Zambians

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      zed one 2 months

      the report z OK its 321kz from Lusaka to Ndola en not 800kz unless there’s something I don’t know about the 800 otherwise what was reported z 321kz.

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    SadZambian 2 months

    Am a road engineer.

    How can the price the $1.2 billion be published when the final design work has not be completed and the contract not tested on the market.

    Another vehicle to loot.

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    SadZambian 2 months

    Am a road engineer.

    How can the price the $1.2 billion be published when the final design work has not be completed and the contract not tested on the market.

    Another vehicle to loot. Not eve

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    wait for time to catchup with them.

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    Mourning and groaning, these are the exact things hh told you during campaigns last year they are inflating quotations of the projects in collusion with the contractor, with the balance sent back to state house. This is the money that has made them filthy rich in just few year. Kambwili knows how they do it. But when he talks you throw him stones anti why didn’t he speak out while he was in the system – Zambians are their own enemies.

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    I do agree with you tax payer,publish the quotations,make it known to the citizens of zambia the panel or board members by their individual names on the public forum be it at goverment complex or mulungushi international conferrence centre,broadcasted live on all television stations.we need answers as yesterday please,failure to do that we ask the police to allow us,give us permit to have peaceful,no violence,no political affiliation figures we stand up for our generation’s inheritance this is total abuse,shame…shame….shame…..why abusing political office to that extrem?

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    jumping jacks 2 months

    All of your dumb lofty ideas and statements mean shit and water off a ducks back to PF and opposition mps charged with the task of ensuring clean, clear, fair and just cost management. Give an mp $30,000 and 3 prostitutes and your average mp will fuck a porcupine. They will even fuck their grand mother for that much. Now what do you think they will do to you that means shit to them?

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    jumping jacks 2 months

    All of your lofty ideas and statements mean shit and water off a ducks back to PF and opposition mps charged with the task of ensuring clean, clear, fair and just cost management. Give an mp $30,000 and 3 prostitutes and your average mp will fuck a porcupine. They will even fuck their grand mother for that much. Now what do you think they will do to you that means shit to them?

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    Muntu 2 months

    There is confusion as to which Ministry is in charge of planning. My observation is that Ministry of Economic Planning does not seem to understand its role. Some of the pronouncements being made by Felix Mutati are supposed to come from Ministry of Economic Planning. Is Felix Mutati in charge of both ministries?

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    tax payer 2 months

    Can we have atleast five quotations from bidders published in the newspapers and shall we know the names of those that were charged with the responsibility of chosing the successful bidder.
    Secondly, can we have that panel which sat to aprove the contract be brought before an open rora ie tv program to come and defend this tender before a panel of Enquirers chosen fron the church, political parties, civil society and the donors.
    We won’t accept the commencement of this project without any clarification made. Defend this expense.

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    Vuyo 2 months

    Lungu ni RB kabwalala mutuntulu, a taste amazing bafikala ba pf, zambia will never have a honest leader because bone maimmwene mentality, look at the desparation of GBM, he has even helped distroy and corrupt UPND, this was our only hop in Zambia until GBM because the VP, all party morals waived and HH now is jst another hungry man wanting to make more.
    Ba Lungu if he was in charge with balls he would have made a great president but awe sure kaiser fool is the real president n Lungu the PA jst looking like the one making decisions.
    PF/MMD is disgusting

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    charles in charge 2 months

    The public accounts sub committee of parliament is full of cheap shit heads from UPND, MMD and PF.

    These are over paid, over sexed and un endowed son-of-bitches that are selling the country out.

    The guys from the EU told the Zambia government officials to go fuck themselves and brought in their own consulting engineers and professionally farmed out the great east road contract. Best price, best cost, best delivery.

    Now we will get an expensive road for nkongole that PF will never pay off and Zambians will be forced to pay this for 100 years. Long after Lungu and his goons will be dead and rotten in graves.

    Ba fikala. Amatole yenu.

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    These are your leaders you put in office. How do you think they managing building 10 projects at once? Only the devil knows.

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    Why spending an amount like that on 321 kilometre road? is this government really thinking or wht? Pliz think twice whoever is behind all this. Zambia is for zambians not individuals

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    kiki 2 months

    Can parliament please look at this project,is it going to me more modern than the ones found in the southern African region. But the cost is too much,but how much do our engineer estimate the works. Our grand children will suffer consequences in the year to come. Let these contracts be reviewed ounces the change of government takes place the way the late Patrick levy mwanawasa did when he took over from FTJ. Ask the then press aid Richard sakala who was jailed for a number of years for abuse of office but l tend to wonder why this man doesn’t advise the current government officials other than misleading them. I can see him testing the cells again.

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      Yaba 2 months

      WE ARE BETTER OFF ASKING FOR AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE WHOLE PROJECT. CHASING THESE THIEVES WHEN THEY HAVE RUN TO DUBAI OR MALAYSIA WILL BE VERY COSTLY AND MAY BREED MORE CORRUPTION. GIVEN OUR SHORT MEMORIES, CHIBUKU AND T-SHIRTS WILL BE ENOUGH TO SILENCE US.
      IN FACT WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR INITIATING SUCH PROJECTS AND WHAT ROLE HAS PARLIAMENT PLAYED IN THE PROJECT?

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    I thought politics is of check and balances on the technocrats,on behalf of citizens.Not a tools of corruption and crookadness,the mps,ministers,the presidents get paid very salaries,allowances for them not to be crookade,our politics have lost meaning,why use political powers in such abusive,well planned idea,as much as we appreciate the project,this is theft of highest order,shame!…shame!…shame.