Government has spent K2.67 billion on roads since the launch of its ambitious Link Zambia 8,000 road programme. The programme, which is also known as the Accelerated Roads Construction Programme, is meant to transform Zambia from being land-locked to being land-linked. It involves the upgrade of at least 3 trunk roads in each province – a total of 8,201 kilometres – at an estimated total cost of K31.42 billion. About 4,000 kilometres are at various stages of construction. The programme is scheduled to be completed over a period of 5 to 8 years, taking us into 2020, but its implementation has slowed down as government has run out of money. The programme has, so far, been funded by the treasury (34%), loans and grants from donors (41%) and fuel levy, international transit fees and other road fees (25%).