World Bank Country Manager Dr. Sahr Kpundeh has commended the Government for its commitment in the implementation of the Zambia Improved Rural Connectivity Project (ZIRCP).

Dr. Kpundeh has urged the implementing Agencies of the Project to continue with the hard work which would create road connectivity and accessibility in rural areas.

” Despite the effects of the COVID-19, commendable progress has been recorded on the project and we fully support the Governments ambition to create connectivity among the rural population,” he said.

He said this in Chibombo during the site visit by Government and World Bank officials of the ZIRCP.

Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Permanent Secretary Eng. Danny Mfune says a number of stakeholders had been invited to site to appreciate current works under the Zambia Improved Rural Connectivity Project (ZIRCP).

ZIRCP National Coordinator Mwata Sekeseke (far left) explaining to the delegation during the tour of the roads in Chibombo.

And Eng. Mfune has commended the Road Development Agency (RDA), the Project Team and Contractors for a job well done under Package 1 (Mkushi ) and 2 (Mumbwa, Chibombo) whose works have been completed.

” A number of activities have been done on the project and I would like to commend the contracts Sino Hydro and China CAMC, RDA and the Project team for uplifting the lives of the people in rural areas.

” We want stakeholders to be kept abreast with what is happening on the ground, hence this invitation,” Eng. Mfune said.