City Roads Project officially launched
By: Bernaddettah Kaphwiyo
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa officially launched the long awaited Blantyre city Roads upgrading project on Wednesday in Chimwankhunda in the City of Blantyre.
In an interview with The Malawi Star, Nankhumwa said the K1.8 billion project would facilitate the easy movement of goods and services as well as curb criminal acts in the city as some of the money allocated will be used to rehabilitate city lights.
The minister applauded the Blantyre City Council for their tireless efforts in beautifying the city’s roundabouts and some sites along the city’s roads.
“I wish to appeal to all to restrain from putting all these resources that have contributed significantly to the transformation of Blantyre city to waste,” he said.
“The long arm of the law will catch up with anyone who vandalise the projects and the courts will give out stiffer punishment to deter others from indulging in the same criminal act,” Nankhumwa said.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, the Mayor for Blantyre Noel Chalamanda assured that the money allocated to the projects would be put to good use so that it should benefit the residents of these areas.
The Member of Parliament for the Blantyre South Constituency City Allan Ngumuya was impressed with the development citing it as ‘a promise delivered’ from his campaign.
“I am so excited today because as I was campaigning I promised to fight for a tarred road. This road will boast the economy of this community and the value of property around this area will rise.
Roads that are in the K1.8 billion governments funded projects include the Chimwankhunda-Livingwaters to Zion Road, the Ndirande Chimseu Road, the Angelogozeya-Manje Road, Chilomoni Ring road and Limbe Makhetha Machinjiri Road