President Rupiah Banda on a 5-day Eastern province tour

President Rupiah Banda will this week launch the construction of the 97 billion kwacha Chipata – Lundazi road in the Eastern province.

This will be during his five day tour of the province.

The President who is expected in the province, Wednesday will travel to Lumezi Constituency in Lundazi District where he will flag-off the repairing and tarring of the road.

President Banda is also expected to officially open the newly constructed Protea Hotel in Chipata before proceeding to Sinda, where he will inspect some infrastructure projects which include a new bridge.

This is contained in a statement released to ZNBC news in LUSAKA, Monday by the President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Dickson Jere.

Mr Jere says the projects highlight President Banda’s commitment to building a better future for Zambia, by establishing security, stability and prosperity for all Zambians.

He said the President has worked successfully to create strong foundations on which to build tomorrow’s Zambia.

Mr Jere said the President will also hold a public meeting where he will deliver his message of peace and unity ahead of the General Elections later this year.

While in Eastern Province, President Banda will also join his family members in unveiling a tombstone of his late mother, Mrs. Sera Banda, who is buried at his farm in Chipata.

President Banda will be accompanied to Eastern Province by Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and other Senior Government Officials.

Since coming into office in November 2008, President Banda’s Government has constructed and rehabilitated several kilometres of roads and built 87 new bridges.

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