Government has confirmed receiving a proposal for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) for reconstruction of Lundazi Bridge, which was washed away by heavy rains in 2019.

Housing and Infrastructure Development Minister Vincent Mwale says that the proposal is from one of the businesspersons operating in Lundazi district.

Mr. Mwale, however, says that the PPP on Lundazi Bridge cannot be approved because Government already fully funded the reconstruction of the Bridge.

He says that his ministry would advise the businessman, who wanted to assist in the reconstruction to choose another Bridge under PPP arrangement.

And Mr. Mwale says that heavy rains have continued to hinder the reconstruction works and that the contractor has decided to work on the bridge when rains subside.

He says that an embankment that was put up by the contractor to guide the water so that works could start was washed away.

Mr. Mwale assured residents of Lundazi and motorists that the Bridge, which would be longer and broader according to new designs, will be constructed.

Source: Breeze FM