By BRIAN HATYOKA –
THE Road Development Agency (RDA) in Southern Province is still working on the cost required to reconstruct Livingstone’s Mulala Bridge which collapsed early this year due to floods.
RDA is expected to inform the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) on the required cost for the reconstruction of the Bridge.
DMMU regional manager for Southern Province Edwin Peleti said the RDA regional office was still working on the Bill of Quantity (BOQ) to determine the cost of the damaged Mulala Bridge.
Mr Pelete said in an interview yesterday that his office would take up the task of reconstructing the bridge after the cost and other logistics were finalised.
Early this month, more than 700 households in Mulala Village of Libuyu Ward in Livingstone were cut off from the rest of the City after Mulala Bridge collapsed.
Several residents have continued using what remained of the damaged bridge to access the other side of the City.
This is because the bridge is the only shorter route to other parts of Livingstone.
Last week, Livingstone District Commissioner Omar Munsanje expressed hope that the DMMU would quickly find a solution to Mulala bridge which collapsed last week due to floods.
Mr Munsanje said the DMMU, which was working with the Zambia Army at national level, was expected to quickly address the problem after more than 700 households were cut off from the rest of Livingstone.
He also said an alternative but longer route for motorists had been found which would see them pass through the Old Maramba Cultural Village area.