Poor road works in Lusaka’s Olympia residential area

Filed under: More News |

Dear Editor,

Please allow me space in Zambia’s number one online paper. I have chosen this platform to let the nation know of how tax payers’ money is going to worst because it is the only remaining local media house that still has credibility.

I write to let the nation know that the firm contracted to construct township roads in Olympia has not completed the works to the expected standards. If this not followed up, the money spent so far on the roads would be wasted due to the drainages that have not been completed to the expected standards. I will not talk much; I will let the photos I took in a few places speak for themselves.

Since the values of democracy are been raped with impunity, I request you with hold my identity for fear I land in the same cell with Dr. Nevus Mumba.

Sincerely,

MC

Comments Closed

19 Responses to Poor road works in Lusaka’s Olympia residential area

  1. i have observed that we lack planning in this nation. say for example here in solwezi, there is a road that is being constructed with the rains and the stones are being washed out. it is a big waste of tax payers’ money. i suggest we need change in 2016

    ikasaya ikasaya - December 14, 2012
    22:05

  2. Leave comments to experts,’developer’ ure so backward,there’s no Roads department in Zambia

    Akapale - December 14, 2012
    10:54

  3. MMD shoddy jobs

    zedman - December 14, 2012
    10:48

  4. Is that by registration, if not why worry because it is zambians not one man who make laws no individual has power to do that ,so just work hard to strenghthen your parties come 2016 you can rule zambia, every zambian has a right to vie for high office in the land so cheerup dont be affraid

    nshilimubemba - December 14, 2012
    10:15

  5. NON OF YOU UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT ROADS. JUST SHUT UP

    EC - December 14, 2012
    10:12

  6. The sight as observed in the photos is even okay,ours its even gravel here in chingola and small streams on our roads.

    umofia okojime - December 14, 2012
    08:30

  7. This is tax payers’ money being wasted. we as citizens should now take it upon ourselves to form an organisation that will operate ‘invicibly’ and start arresting owners of companies that do shoddy jobs on roads and hold them hostage until works are properly redone. If not we cut off their throats—- the way the arabs do it. We have no choice countrymen we have to do something.

    Tulemona - December 14, 2012
    08:10

  8. ‘Since the values of democracy are been raped with impunity, I request you with hold my identity for fear I land in the same cell with Dr. Nevus Mumba,’

    Shame on motherland if we are going to live in this fear of the same people who come pleading for votes

    Ken Ngondo - December 14, 2012
    06:57

  9. This is Zambia the real Africa!

    Gorge Chellah Chimba - December 14, 2012
    06:47

  10. You have never seen what a bad road is in Zambia. Travel a little bit more in the out skirts then you will know.

    oga - December 14, 2012
    00:32

  11. When Cadre selling at the market become contractors ( road engineers) what do you expect???????

    Disappointed Zambian - December 13, 2012
    23:31

  12. The consultant who certified these shoddy works must be put to book, the consultant is Ng’andu Consulting Engineers, iam not sure if their is any relationship with MNP party, but its cadres work at its best hahahaha..

    papaya - December 13, 2012
    23:29

  13. PLEASE,MOTHER NATURE IS MOTHER NATURE WHEN IT STRIKES THERE IS NO DEFENCE,HEAVY RAINS ALWAYS LEAVE A DEVASTATING TRAIL BEHIND NO MATTER HOW STRONG A ROAD IS.IF SUCH A PICTURE CAME BEFORE THE RAINS COULD HAVE HAD GROUNDS FOR COMPLAINING.HAVE YOU EVER CONSTRUCTED ANYTHING BY THE WAY?

    Rodrik - December 13, 2012
    22:25

    • it is these roads that chinesses construct at 50 pin. what do you expect. A strongly constructed road takes long to wear out even by rains. low quality roads.

      Think Tank - December 13, 2012
      23:27

  14. Sorry for my little township some us grew up there

    maguys - December 13, 2012
    21:32

  15. I am sure we can do a better job than this. the Roads Department is to blame for the shody work. How come we don’t have proper walk pavements for pedestrians? No wonder we lose lives on these roads. When you see thinsgs not being done right people, protest to the authorities. If you don’t protest they will conclude that all is well. Who suffers, it is you.

    DEVELOPER - December 13, 2012
    21:17

  16. Cadre contractors can never do a good job!

    Worst is yet to come, Kabimba already talking of a ‘one party state’!

    Wait for the PIG

    Lwalwa - December 13, 2012
    19:55

  17. There is money for by-elections and not infrastructure development in this country.

    Jamela - December 13, 2012
    19:34

  18. Sorry sight indeed.

    Honest - December 13, 2012
    19:03