RDA ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON AXLE LOAD, VANDALISM OF ROAD FURNITURE IN EASTERN PROVINCE

The Road Development Agency (RDA) recently held stakeholder engagements with Government officials

in Nyimba District in Eastern Province.

The Agency also engaged Chief Ndake of Nyimba District on matters pertaining to the Road Sector in Zambia.

The engagements were centred on Axle Load Control, vandalism of road furniture and encroachment on road

reserves. Meanwhile, Nyimba District Commissioner Mr. Paul Daka said that there was need to construct a

permanent Weighbridge at Nyimba to capture heavy goods vehicles from Sinda and Petauke Districts.

And Chief Ndake has pledged to work with the RDA to sensitize his subjects on the need to protect road furniture

and road reserves. Chief Ndake said at his Palace that the issue of road reserves and vandalism of road furniture

would be tabled during the Chiefs Council.

RDA Acting Director Communications and Corporate Affairs Anthony Mulowa (far right)with RDA Manager Axle Load Operations – South Eng. Ryan Lubemba and Nyimba Weighbridge Supervisor Mangizani Phiri meeting with Nyimba District Commissioner Mr. Paul Daka during the stakeholder engagements in Nyimba District.

RDA acting Director Communications and Corporate Affairs Anthony Mulowa said the Agency

was concerned with increased cases of vandalism of road furniture on the road network countrywide.

Mr. Mulowa said there was a need for traditional and civic leaders to join hands with the Agency in

sensitizing people on the need to protect road furniture and other road installations.

He said it was also important that road reserves were protected so that when the Agency was

expanding and rehabilitating roads, the road reserves could be used for such purposes.

Mr. Mulowa was accompanied by the RDA Manager Axle Load Operations – South

Eng. Ryan Lubemba and Nyimba Weighbridge Supervisor Mangizani Phiri.

A Truck being weighed at Nyimba Weigh Station

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