Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga Road to Promote Businesses- Mutharika

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has said commencement of the construction of the Lirangwe – Chingale – Machinga Road would enhance economic activities for people of Blantyre, Zomba, and Machinga districts upon its completion. Mutharika was speaking on Thursday at Linjidzi Primary School ground in the area of Traditional Authority Lundu in Blantyre during the ground-breaking ceremony of the 62-kilometre road which is expected to be constructed in three phases with funding from Malawi Government. The Malawian leader described…

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Minister Urges Contractor to Include Locals in Project

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango has advised the contractor for the second phase of Dowa-Chezi Road not to leave out the locals in the construction work so that they too benefit from the road project currently underway. The minister made the remarks on Tuesday when he toured the project to appreciate how the contractor has started. Mhango also advised the contractor and all stakeholders to ensure that the project is delivered within the timeline. He urged…

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Multi-Billion Kwacha Tsangano-Neno Road First Phase Commences

Government has commenced construction of the long awaited multi-billion Tsangano – Neno – Mwanza road in Ntcheu which will be upgraded from an earth road to bitumen standard road. The upgrading of the road which is being done by the Engineers department of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) started on April, 3, 2018 and so far 5 kilometres of the road from Tsangano turn off has been covered with earth works. The first phase of the road will cover…

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Karonga-Songwe Border Road to Be of High Quality- Roads Authority

Roads Authority (RA) has assured people of Karonga District that the Karonga-Songwe Border Road currently being rehabilitated by a Chinese contractor Zhejiang Communications Construction Company Limited (ZCCC) will be of high quality. RA Public Relations Officer, Portia Kajanga made the assurance Friday in Karonga during a public awareness campaign on different issues such as security, compensation, and health as the rehabilitation works are underway. Kajanga’s remarks come amid fears from some people in the district that the road may…

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Construction of Multi-Million Kwacha Thondwe – Mkumba Bridge Starts

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, has launched the construction of MK211 Million Thondwe – Mkumba Bridge in Zomba Chisi where mobility of people and goods was compromised at the expense of socio-economic development. Speaking during the launch this week in Zomba, Mhango said it was government’s obligation to ensure provision of infrastructural development that can facilitate easy transportation of people and goods across the country. Mhango, therefore, assured that government would ensure that most rural parts…

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Ground Breaking Ceremonies Not Mere Political Stunts

The various ground breaking ceremonies that President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has presided over in the past months are not mere political stunts, but real projects which are off the ground. Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango, said this when he held a press briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday to give an update on the status of various initiatives that government is undertaking through the ministry. The Minister said contrary to what people are saying and what…

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Chiefs Urged to Enhance Unity

Special Presidential Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs, Nick Masebo has urged traditional leaders in the country to promote strong uniting values amongst their subjects to protect them from being easily manipulated by leaders of some political parties. Masebo was speaking Sunday at Ekwendeni in Mzimba North East Constituency during a public rally which was addressed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) party officials. He said as 2019 tripartite elections approach, different political figures from different parties would be using political propaganda…

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Mutharika Calls for Support on Development Projects

President Professor Peter Mutharika has called on people to put aside their political affiliations and support any meaning development that government is implementing in improving living standards in the country. Mutharika made the call Wednesday at Misesa Primary School ground in Blantyre when he addressed a developmental rally after laying a foundation stone for the first – ever Blantyre by – pass road. The President said government intends to implement a number of development project towards improving the country’s…

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Transport Minister Warns Contractors Who Delay Govt Projects

Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango has issued a warning shot that government will stop awarding contracts to any construction company that does not complete assignments within a specified duration. Mhango said the delay to complete projects in time retards development in the country as well as costing government extra resources on such projects. The minister sounded the warning when he commissioned construction of a K45 million Mongo Bridge on Kasitu River at Eswazini in Mzimba District….

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DPP appoints Gondwe, Mhango as VP and Campaign director

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has appointed Finance Minister Dr Goodall Gondwe and Jappie Mhango as the new vice president for the party in the north and Campaign Director respectively. Confirming the development on Monday, DPP spokesperson Francis Katsaira told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the appointments were with immediate effect. “It is true that DPP has appointed Dr Goodall Gondwe as the new party’s vice president in the North replacing Nick Masebo who is now the presidential adviser…

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