The Mayor of Francistown, Shadreck Nyeku, has hailed the move by government to finally construct the long overdue Tonota ÔÇô Francistown road, saying that the project will bring new hope for the people of Francistown. Addressing a full council meeting on Monday, Nyeku said that the road will not only change the face of Francistown, but will also ease traffic congestion, which is currently haunting city drivers.
“This project will not only change the face of Francistown, but it will drastically reduce traffic congestion in the city. If Francistown City Council were to succeed on its quest to secure funding for our internal roads, the problem that has dogged the city for years will be a thing of the past,” he said.
The construction of the Tonota ÔÇôFrancistown 40-kilometre dual road will start in April this year. The project had been shelved owing to the government’s constrained budget.
Touching on other developments in the city, the Mayor lauded the completion of the Francistown International Airport, which he said will accommodate much bigger aircrafts and will help contribute to the economy of the country.
“The improvement of the airport comprises of the construction of a runway, link taxiway, apron, terminal building, crash fire, rescue buildings, approach roads as well as provision of improved navigational facilities,” Nyeku said.