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Disaster Beckons as Heavy Rains Damage the Luangwa-Feira Road

The rain season continues to wreck havoc in some aspects of Zambia with houses falling in some places while some roads have been washed away.

Off the Great East road on the Luangwa stretch has surfaced a mini disaster with the road cracking up rendering a risk to road users on the Luangwa Feira road a few kilometres from the Luangwa Bridge.

The D145 Road was recently constructed and its being cracked poses the risk of the district being cut off from the rest of the country.

Last week Maamba town of Southern Province was cut off from the rest of the province after heavy rains washed away a segment of the road.

Below is the disaster in focus with motorists using this road forewarned to be on the lookout!

27 Comments

  1. amrock

    it’s not just the rains it’s because of the fake cheap Chinese labour the government employs. as the saying goes cheap is expensive

  2. amrock

    it’s because of the cheap Chinese labour the government employs. as the saying goes cheap is expensive

  3. Kapomo Katete

    Be Sure When Posting These Informations,if You Realy Finish Wrtn. Now Am To Ask U, you Have Said Below Is Disaster Focus On Motorists .Were Is It?

  4. kasman

    People please, let us be real, these Chinese contractors are far much better than Zambian contractors, let’s not oppose everything the government has done.if I may ask,did u see how that bridge was washed away in southern province? Can u call that poor workmanship or cheap labour? Be real guys,we have just experienced heavy downpalls this year.

    • Native

      But older infra-structure is NOT getting washed away. A good practical example is the mulungushi road bridge on the stretch between chindwin barracks and mulungushi university. The river floods everytime there’s a heavy downpour to the point where water flows OVER the bridge year in year out and not under it but that particular bridge has NEVER been washed away. I’ve seen this happen over the years since about 1970. So compare the mulungushi bridge workmanship to that of the infra-structure that’s less than “one rain season” old as shown in there pictures. This “Dununa” infra-structure is truly unprecedented and was “cosmetically” put up for electoral expediency purposes only. This PF infra-structure is the greatest con zambia has seen to date. It even surpasses KK’s diesel from grass project led by Eric Winson in the late 80s. It’s like those fancy looking chinese shirts made from cheap fabric that shrink several sizes after the very first wash becoming unusable. Zambia the real africa!

  5. kasman

    The problem I have seen is the Zambian labour force the Chinese are contracting” they are Pompwes.they steel cement which is supposed to be use on our same roads and sell it cheaply to the nearby homes,so what do u expect to result from those roads???

    • Native

      But if so much cement “takes flight” how then is the resultant weak concrete forming the core of this PF infra-structure certified by the responsible govt supervisory agencies? Who is responsible to the zambians for overseeing those agencies? The buck still stops with PF.

    • B0Pompwe

      YOU SHOULD START BY CHECKING THE BANK A/C OF THE PERSON WHO IS SUPPOSED TO INSPECT MOST OF THESE PROJECTS, THAT IS WHEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM. THERE IS A JOKE MAKING ROUNDS THAT “HOW CAN YOU BUILD ROADS WITH ONLY A KAMBWILE?”

    • wawe

      they (we) steal cement and other materials in the name of the Zambian supervisors.
      Another thing is just the classes according to your funds. e.g if you want an android phone and you can’t manage these of higher prices, we(they) will make one android with cheap material and sell it to you at your manageable price.
      Zambia always want to do bigger but cheap.
      sit and watch while comforting yourself till you become poorest in Africa.

  6. M2

    CommentTHERE ARE POOR
    CONTRACTERS.LOOK AT THE DISTANCE U CAN MAKE AN EFORT SO THAT THE PEOPLE U ARE HAPPY.MATAIN THE LOAD .

  7. PF

    sotapooooooo

  8. Zambian man

    Too bad to have that development on a newly constracted road.

  9. brother onery

    just read proverbs 29:16 all the answers are there

  10. Kido

    Uknow guys you should contribute something helpful. Don’t just conderm any how. If things happen. Accept.

    • Native

      Accept poor service delivery? Would you accept to be given a few slices when you’ve paid for an entire loaf? And just why would you accept four slices after agreeing to pay the full price of K8.00 for the full loaf of bread then?

    • MMD Cadre

      My friend don’t be so petty. That is why we cannot develop because you accept it even when they throw sh…t in your face, wake up from your slumber.

  11. Phiri Joseph

    To bad!

  12. carrington kasalwe

    Lets support our local contractors beter than chinease shits who destroy de name of de government

  13. Patrick Momba

    Comment……Dats rilly sad!!!!!!! bt fo sure gvrment shud do sumthng on it as soon as possible…….!

  14. Patrick

    ….dats a fake one….!

  15. Dock m

    All the comments above I hear (what?).

  16. chiposa

    I love this.imwe feira is just starting.L/stone sesheke a journey 4 one hr 30mins is taking us 6hrs.Plz ba ECL some of us voted for u nomba tuleculilmo.if not stop the slogan one zam one nation.if others complain a quick action is taken nomba ifwe awe.tukamona.God will guide us

  17. Northwestern

    Comment: Sontanpoooo

  18. pmk

    Old roads and Bridges still intact and some Chinese contractors are good cheap is bad

  19. Dee

    The rains this year is just too much

  20. Dee

    The rains this year is just too much yo

  21. Mwiche

    Cheap always costs more, let’s strive for quality over quantity!

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