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Govt claims K2.6 billion released for road projects, other related activities


Government has reportedly released K2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2024 to the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA).

Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Charles Milupi, said this was part of project budget support for financing of road projects and related activities across the country .

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday, Milupi claimed that out of the released funds, K2.5 billion was disbursed for road projects and related activities.

He stated that K1.1 billion went to servicing of road sector loans and the rest was channelled to dismantling of arrears owed to road contractors and consultants.

“Over K803 million was paid to the Road Development Agency (RDA) for ongoing road projects,” Milupi highlighted.

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He said K445 million was paid to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) for road projects under it.

The minister added that K17.8 million went towards road safety activities implemented by the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).

“The Mweeke Toll Station located between Kaoma and Mongu would soon be moved to a new upgraded tolling facility fitted with modern and conducive tolling infrastructure,” Milupi said.

He stated that the upgrade works were a continuous programme that would be extended to all class C Toll Stations across the country.

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