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Mazabuka residents ‘up in arms’ with council over bad state of roads


Township roads in Mazabuka’s Hillside compound have been heavily flooded after a downpour experienced in the sweet town Wednesday night making them completely impassable.

And residents in the area not happy at all they are complaining accusing the local authority of neglecting them as roads in the area have not been worked on for a long time.

Meanwhile, other roads in the district are also said to be in a bad state with calls being made for government to come to the rescue.

One of the concerned residents, Nicodemus Kalonga told Byta FM News that the council has lamentably failed to improve the road network in the area.

Kalonga complained that movement of people in the area has become a struggle, thereby inconveniencing various day to day activities that community members engage in.

Meanwhile, Keleya West Councillor Breven Chizyuka has called on government to quickly rehabilitate roads in the area.

Chizyuka acknowledges that the roads in the area are in a bad state and need to be attended to with urgency.

The Civic leader says that he has already engaged the council on the matter but stressed that temporal works can only be done when there is a dry spell in the rainfall pattern.

And Mazabuka Municipal Council Public Relations Officer, Carol Simumba said the local authority is currently carrying out emergency works on selected township and feeder roads in the district.

Simumba reveals that roads in Hillside are part of those targeted to be worked on once rains reduce.

She adds that the urban and rural roads in Mazabuka will be upgraded to all weather gravel in 2022 with finding from GIZ

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