Mpika Road Washed Away

The quality of Zambia’s road has once again been called into question. This morning the Great North Road has been completely cut off at Lifune Stream, just 25 miles from Mpika.


A trench measuring 25 metres wide and 12 meters deep is preventing drivers from crossing.


In a statement issued by RDA Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs Masuzyo Ndhlovu, the damage was a result of flash floods being experienced in the area.

He said engineers from RDA were already on site to assess the situation with works expected to immediately commence.

RDA anticipates that light motor vehicles will start crossing today.

“A diversion will also be put up as another intervention for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and works will go on throughout the night…traffic going to Nakonde and Isoka must use Mpika- Kasama- Mbala-Nakonde road,” advised Ndhlovu.

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