Warning: Great East Road cracks

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Those traveling to Luangwa be careful the road has developed cracks due to the heavy rains.

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8 Responses to Warning: Great East Road cracks

  1. These are NOT USUAL cracks due to heavy rainfall, but due to a serious geological event working its way from the Red Sea near Ethiopia down along the Great Rift Valley onto the Muchinga Escapment onto South Africa. A similar crack has appeared in South Africa running North to South. This fault is as predicted many years back that Africa would be divided into two parts, and there would be a sea between the two parts. Eastern Province and part of Muchinga/ Northern Provinces would be torn away from the rest of Zambia!
    The saddest part about Zambia is that we have NOT invested heavily into science and technology. I am not talking about computers and cell-phones, but heavy sciences, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and other similar areas such as Geology, and all Engineering fields. We have had too many year under useless leaderships whose agenda has been to only take care of their tummies and nothing for to make Zambia better in the sciences and technology!

    Mwaba
    February 14, 2017 at 8:06 am
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  2. The headline is misleading, but the caption is saying something else. Whatever the case, I hope Mwaba’s explanation is what truly happened, and not as a result of shoddy engineering works. By the way, talking about Great East Road, I have observed that the portion between Luangwa Bridge and somewhere towards Nyimba, the tar appears to be ‘melting’. If this is the case, very soon the road will form ridges in the middle and on the sides, just like it has happened on most points where there are Police roadblocks. In Zambia we have lots of technocrats who are good at speaking very good English, they will come up with an answer to this. But whatever it is, please do not blame the sun’s heat for the ‘melting’ tar, because that stretch is not the hottest patch on earth.

    M.M.
    February 14, 2017 at 11:20 am
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  3. This should not scare anyone, if this is the shifting of the Nubian plate, then it’s million years away to separate Africa. It’s only moving at approx. 2cm per year just like Australia. Sit back and relax GOD is in control. You will probably won’t be alive beyond the year 5000.So leave to GOD. Thank you.

    Wiseman from the east
    February 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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  4. This has been noted by the contractor- Motorengeal(Whatever) As such the patch between Luangwa bridge and Nyimba will be reconstructed. The melting of the tar was due to poor workmanship the the comany subcontracted by Motor engeal. However, I wonder how this could have happened when there were a lot of international consultants and engeneers during construction. This had noting to do with local personnel.

    jason Nyirenda
    February 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm
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  5. The works btwn l/brg – nyimba brg has to b reworked, due some other technology wch didn’t meet de standard of de work.the contractor use emulsion treated base(etb) wch was de first tym in Zambia.the layer btwn a base & subbase was suppose to b used as stone base.from luangwa brg & b4 kacholola de area is hot so dey were suppose to use stone to allow air voids to penetrate outside.etb is suppose to used in cold countries like sam parts of s/Africa UK Netherlands to mention. This tym dey will use stone base to balance de base b4 priming.

    austin
    February 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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  6. I am comforted by the fact that this has already been noted by the contractor. I hope this is still within the retention period so that the tax payer is not asked yet again to fork out huge amounts of money to fix it. By the way, RDA should not just sit on their laurels believing that the contractor will move back on site. They should mount relentless pressure on him so that he fixes the problem quickly. I am personally interested in this because I am a regular user of this road.

    M.M.
    February 15, 2017 at 8:33 am
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  7. Dununa reverse at work…kkkkkkkii

    vrujie
    February 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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  8. I know the Great East Road has its own problems, but the damage captured above is on the Luangwa-Feira road according to reliable sources…helloooo Zambian-Eye!!!!

    DPP
    February 16, 2017 at 12:35 pm
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