RDA ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON AXLE LOAD
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 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.