For the first 100 days, DRC’s newly elected president Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi has set a target of paving most roads within the capital Kinshasa.
Most of the connecting roads in Kinshasa neighborhoods were in a sorry state, dirty and full of potholes.
President Tshisekedi wants to differ from the man he replaced at the helm of the vast mineral rich country.
Kinshasa residents on Wednesday thronged to the streets watching giant tamarc machines pressing asphalt on the city roads.
They seemed satisfied with the evolution of road rehabilitation works launched under the program of 100 days President Tshisekedi.
“Day by day, we see change. Here they are paving the pavement. I am very happy. Because when we use tar, with stagnant water, potholes are created, ” a resident said.
Not yet completely finished, the Saïo Avenue is open to traffic, in the space between Lisala and Kasa Vubu avenues in front of the Kimbaguiste center.
On the Saïo Avenue, the works are at the asphalting stage of the artery, and on University Avenue is the concreting of part of the roadway. For the Kinois, it is already a big step that demonstrates the will to do well and to do quickly.
Road Work has also began to fix the Luambo Makiadi (ex-Bokassa) avenue between Kabambare and Kabinda.