ANDREW MUKOMA [email protected] as disclosed last week by Northwest Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu and Zambia Railways Limited, the
Mulobezi train has resumed operations.
The train which operates between Livingstone and Mulobezi on a stretch of about 158 kilometres resumed operations onTuesday afternoon.This is after operations were suspended for six months following the outbreak of the coronavirus which affected nearly all thesectors of the economy.Mulobezi Town Council Public Relations Officer Elvis Muleya confirmed that the train arrived in Mulobezi yesterday in themorning.The resumption of the operations was a relief to the people of Kazungula and Mulobezi Districts who depended on the railwaytransport.The train was the only reliable mode of transport for the people in the area as it was cheaper compared to other forms oftransport. Last week, Mr Mubukwanu had indicated that the train would resume operations on Tuesday, September 15 ,2020 after someengagements with members of community led by him and ZRL management.Mr Mubukwanu indicated that the decision to resume operations of the Mulobezi train came about after numerous requests andcomplaints which were raised during his recent visit to the district.However, the continuation of the train service would be highly dependent on the people’s cooperation in observing health
guidelines for combating Covid-19.