Zambia is a country on the move. Literally. As the economy grows all categories of vehicles have witnessed a substantial boom as the figures in the chart below shows. In fact the stock of vehicles has doubled over the last 5 years. More vehicles necessarily means more economic and social connectivity. But it also means more air quality, noise problems and road accidents. Going forward it certainly means more road congestion and therefore more road investment. The big challenge for government is clearly how best to manage this rising demand for road use.
Question : How well is the government dealing with the rise in vehicles and general road usage? Share in the comments below.
Chola Mukanga | Economist | Writer
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