LINDA SOKO TEMBO Writes
SOME motorists in Lusaka have appealed to the Road Development Agency (RDA) to consider immediately fixing Kelvin Siwale Road, the road stretch behind Lusaka’s Acardes shopping mall, which has been in a deplorable state for months now.
The motorists, complained to The Lusaka Sun in separate interviews that, the road stretch has never been maintained ever since it was constructed and that it’s deplorable state is now a danger to motorists.
Michael Mubanga, a motorist, observed that the RDA needs to urgently work on the road stretch because it is a shortcut between the Arcades shopping complex and the Nangwenya road.
“It is a key road because everyone wants to use it,” Siwale said.
Another motorist, Winston Mweemba, observed that the RDA should completely resurface the road stretch because the rains have washed it away in places.
“The road has terrible potholes, and they are getting worse,” he said.
But Michael Mubanga, also a motorist, called on companies operating along the road stretch, like the Protea hotel, to take it upon themselves and repair the stretch as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“Government has a lot of responsibilities. Let the corporate help wok on it. Besides it is companies like Protea who have a reputation to protect by ensuring there are no bad roads leading to the hotel,” he said.
He charged that, “They constructed it without a proper drainage system and as result the water runoffs have caused potholes and damaged the road,” Mubanga said.