Masisi aware of persistent traffic needs

President Masisi unveiling the placard at Francistown Thapama Interchange to symbolise the official renaming of Kenneth Nkhwa PIC LESEDI MKHUTSHWA
President Masisi unveiling the placard at Francistown Thapama Interchange to symbolise the official renaming of Kenneth Nkhwa PIC LESEDI MKHUTSHWA

FRANCISTOWN: President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said that although the Francistown Thapama Interchange, which has since been renamed Kenneth Nkhwa Interchange, has lived up to the expectation (in terms of reducing traffic congestion in the city centre), government is aware of the persistent traffic challenges occasioned by trucks that pass through the city to different destinations such as Zambia.

He said this on Friday, during a ceremony to mark the official renaming of the Thapama Interchange, Francistown Sport Complex and Francistown International Airport. 

To address the traffic problem Masisi noted that currently a tender is being floated for the construction of Mandunyane-Shashemooke road and Borolong -Chadibe-Mathangwane road respectively. He said that government is committed to starting the construction of the roads as soon as the tender processes were complete. 

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