Pace of Pedicle Road works elates Kapaya

LUAPULA Province minister Brigadier General Benson Kapaya has expressed happiness at the pace of works on the Pedicle Road.

The minister, who made an on the spot check of the works on Friday, said he was happy that the new contractor, Copperfields Mining Services, had demonstrated capacity to do a quality job on the road.

He said Copperfields Mining Services had adequate equipment to do the works to the required standard and had promised to deliver a good road by November 2014.

He advised the contractor to take advantage of the dry season and speed up works because the road was a lifeline for the people of Luapula Province who use it to transport their produce to the Copperbelt.

He said it was cheaper to use the Pedicle Road from Chembe in Luapula Province to Mufulira and other Copperbelt towns than using the Tuta Road via Central Province route.