Zambia fails to pay for construction of Kazungula Bridge

Zambia fails to pay for construction of Kazungula Bridge

Construction of the Kazungula Bridge between Zambia and Botswana has been suspended because Zambia has failed to pay it’s part of the financial obligation amounting to $18 million.

Botswana Media report that the contractor is owed $18 million by the Zambia side and this has forced construction workers to go on strike. The contractor building the bridge has since suspended its works due to non payment.

According to Botswana media, all this money is owed by the Zambian Government, as the Botswana Governmebt has met all its obligations to the contractor.

The idea to construct the bridge was mooted by late President Levy Mwanawasa when In August 2007 he and the Botswana president announced a deal to construct a bridge to replace the existing ferry.

Construction of the US$259.3 million project, which includes international border facilities in Zambia and Botswana officially began on 12 October 2014.

Some of the major Funders of the bridge are Japan International Cooperation Agency and the African Development Bank.

The two governments are supposed to contribute money but Zambia is failing.

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    Matumbo 2 weeks ago

    Sounds like there is celebratìon in for this small business hiccup. It happens always in business. The government will pay and the work will be completed no need for insulting the citizens of Zambia for voting PF. Reason with them so that they can vote for your desired party. And no need to insult those in government. Be sober.

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    Not paid: Kazungula bridge, civil servants salaries and pensions, road projects. Paid: Lungus private plane, Lungus private pension, Lungus private salary. Zambians wake up: #Lungu-Liar-Pants-on-Fire!

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    Mpundu 2 weeks ago

    This is just the beginning! The Euro bonds are due in three years time; koseni bane!

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    Jordan chulu 2 weeks ago

    Baliakana ulupiya na Chitotela, it’s in the suit case hidden , ready to be shared with menomeno. 

    Alakwaliba ubupuba ku Zambia . Us abroad , we feel ashamed, why did they take Mwanawasa kwena? This country would have been on the map. Ba menomeno kuwayawafye . Uluse kuliba Koswe mwebantu.

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    Roda mbewe 2 weeks ago

    Botswana is a well organized government, not ba chipantepante. What a shame. Nothing is going  well in lead pfools Government. Ba Boswtana basungu in terms of order.

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    Wanzelu 2 weeks ago

    The wages of sin is death. It was like a sin to vote PF into power. Now we are experiencing the slow and agonizing death of a nation!

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    Mukazi 2 weeks ago

    Zambia my beloved County….where have we messed up? Muleke uku votela pafinyimbo from today on wards. We young blood.

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    james Bond007 2 weeks ago

    Brian mushimba spends a lot of money in south Africa for treatment that can be done locally.
    This is the Zambia lungu is leading.
    Very embarrassing indeed.

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    Lisimba Mukobotoire 2 weeks ago

    There is stupidity at the Ministry of Finance. How do they agree to buy a Presidential Plane at US$70 Million and at the same time fail to pay US$ 18 Million for construction of a bridge which will serve many people. It is people in Zambian Government that have brains of a rat.

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    Musumali Liyunga 2 weeks ago

    All this is a price of a stupid citizens. We are supposed to be a force to recon with in the region and in Africa, but now due to Dinuna Reverse we have been reduced to Kawayawaya and confused state.

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    Muntu Bulyo 2 weeks ago

    Other than harassing its citizens the independent press, the Zambian Government under PF is not capable of doing anything good. Is admitting that we have a failed state on our hands still a state secret, when all the evidence is there for all of us to see.

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    This government awe sure naku bridge konse mwagwilako. This is very serious

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    Richard 2 weeks ago

    All these troubles were documented three years ago by HH.He said over borrowing will land us in trouble.we ignored , now Zambians are embarrassed .We can’t pay external debt including civil servants salaries… PF still saying Sonta atase Sela HH abombe 

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    Jonny 2 weeks ago

    what do you expect from id!ots like Jono meno meno, these thieves are embarrassing the whole country

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    Chalicho 2 weeks ago

    Fyaliba indalama ifya mu zambian.nensoni tafyakwata.fimoneni utumeno kwati ni ka koswe