By: Bernadettah Kaphwiyo
The state president peter Mutharika on Monday officially opened the Masauko Chipembere road in the city of Blantyre.
The US$22.5 million Japanese funded project was implemented in three different phases aimed at improving the roads of Blantyre city.
In his speech, Mutharika said the upgrading of the spine road that connects to every road going to different districts will ease people’s mobility and reduce congestion in the city.
“All my life I have been connected to this city, my father used to send me here from Goliati when I was fourteen and therefore, It is my wish to make it a modern city by constructing and upgrading roads,” said Mutharika.
Mutharika assured the people of Blantyre to expect a vast change in the city upon the completion of all the road projects that the government lined up as well as the installation of street lights around the city.
The president urged the people of Blantyre city to fully support the city’s council with the red star campaign rather than challenge the council.
In his remarks, Mutharika applauded the Blantyre city council for the efforts made in seeing the city change for the better.
Mutharika comforted sports lovers in the city by promising to build a magnificent stadium for them.
Among other projects lined up is the Mk 600 million kwacha Chileka Airport projects, which will generate 3000 new jobs for Malawians, a five star hotel with a conference hall and hospitals.