Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa has appealed to Mzuzu City council to be transparent in the use of K1 billion fund for upgrading roads in the city.
He said lack of transparency on government funding was counter-product to the development of the country
The money is expected to upgrade about 6km of road network in townships of Luwinga, Nkhorongo and Chiputula.
The initiative is part of government initiative to improve road network in cities.
Deputy Mayor for the city Frazer Chunga hailed government for the funds and promised that the money would be used for its intended purpose.
He added that the project has come at the right time when a lot of roads in the city are dilapidated.