September 18, 2021

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Government Bemoans Road Damages Due To Excessive Rains

By Obert Siamilandu

The Government through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has bemoaned road infrastructure damages due to excessive rains in the country. This was said by the Acting Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Honourable Winston Chitando in his statement to the media.

He said rains that are being witnessed in the country have negatively affected road infrastructure to an extent that some roads are nolonger accessible.

“We urge motorists to exercise extreme caution while approaching bridges as they may be weakened and or completely swept away because of the rains.

He further advised motorists and the public not to cross flooded rivers and avoid driving at night as depth perception,colour recognition and pheripheral vision can be compromised in the dark.

The Minister also said Provincial Road Engineers(PRE) are currently on the ground accessing state of major structures for any signs of scour,erosion,or bridge movement to timeously and effectively respond to the situation based on identified needs.

In his statement,Mr Chitando said the PREs will also put road signs to mitigate any form of accidents.

“PREs will also place warning signs to warn motorists of any identified potential danger to the country road network,”He said.