Dispute halts Charleshill-Ncojane road construction

Iphraim Balebetse (right) speaking at PAC.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO.
Iphraim Balebetse (right) speaking at PAC.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO.

A dispute between Zac Construction and Bothakga Burrow has halted the construction of the 110km Charleshill-Ncojane road.

Appearing before the Portfolio committee, the Ministry of Transport and Communications deputy permanent secretary, Ephraim Balebetse told parliamentarians that the P487 million road is currently behind schedule as a result of the dispute.

Zac Construction won the tender to construct the Charleshill-Nqojane road in 2015 while Bothakga Burrow was appointed the supervising contractor for the project. However according to Balebetse, as of May this year only 83km has been constructed on the project that was supposed to take 36 months.

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