A3 road: From debt trap to death trap

A3 road accidents have largely been attributed to the dreadful state of the road PIC: FACEBOOK
A3 road accidents have largely been attributed to the dreadful state of the road PIC: FACEBOOK

The 300km Nata-Maun road, also known as the A3 road, is unmotorable. It is in a dilapidated condition, in dire straits and sorry state. There are many phrases to describe the condition of this killer road but for many years the government has failed to transform it into a highway of progress. Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE traces how false promises and a systematic failure delayed and eventually turned the road into a death trap

Death trap stats

A few weeks back, an accident claimed 22 lives along the A3 road just near Marapong village. A sprinter heading to Maun from Francistown collided with a truck that was going in the opposite direction. The accident comes just less than a year after another one claimed 16 lives along the same road, near the sleepy village of Hubona. The Hubona accident involved two mini-buses and a Toyota Dyna. Over 40 people have died on the A3 since the Hubona accident in July last year.

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