Saturday, 16 June 2007

Downtown Kitwe

Life is slow in the city! This is Kitwe city centre on a lazy Monday afternoon. Kitwe, although not the Regional Capital, is the biggest city in the Copperbelt region of Zambia. Originally built in the bad old colonial days with the money from the rich copper mining industry, very little has changed except for the slow deterioration of the streets and buildings over the years. A can of paint and a paintbrush seem as much a foreign concept to the city fathers as does the cleaning out of the storm water drains before the rainy season starts! The roads are a minefield of potholes and badly done patches and the shops are, for the most, a messy mixture of security bars and unwashed windows. So sad really, it must have been a pretty little city in its heyday!


Rebicmel said...

Such is life Jayne, people take for granted what they have until it goes away, when things fall apart is when they will worry and take not. I bet it was a pretty little town, it likes like it was.

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Jayne :) said...


so much fun! :) try clicking on the minute logo, should take you there I think?

~Ambre~ said...

It is a shame Jayne. There should be a set of standards for all business proprioters to follow. Do it OR you're out!