By Thula Chisamba
A sigh of relief has descended on Malawians in the northern region, as government has now pronounced the commencement of Mzuzu-Nkhata bay M5 road project after a long delay.
According to official documents seen by The Malawi Star, the project was earmarked to commence early last year.
However, owing to the economical woes that has tumbled the country, government failed to execute the development in time.
Minister of transport and public works, Francis Katsaira who confirmed the delay, assured Malawians that this time government will not betray its promise to Malawians.
He said, now, a very competent Contractor has already been identified and possibly by April, the project will start.
“We really understand that we delayed in implementing the project, but this time we are very sure everything is in place so that we will start the project next month,” said Katsaira.
He went on to reveal that the project will run for at least 18 months in a bid to come up with something of a high quality.
There are high expectations that the fruits of the project will help ease the mobility problems, faced by travelers from Mzuzu to Nkhata bay and vice versa.
The project will be financed by African Development Bank (ADB).