Govt Advises Communities to Vacate Road Reserves

Government has reiterated its stand that compensation associated with road construction and refurbishment projects would only be limited to property owners with structures located outside road reserves. Transport and Public Works Minister, Jappie Mhango made the remarks on Thursday when he inspected construction works on the remaining seven kilometers stretch of Zomba – Jali – Phalombe – Chitakale Road. During the tour, Member of Parliament for Phalombe South, Mary Livunza Mpanga, brought to the attention of the minister matters…

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Concrete Bridges to Transform Rural Areas

Government has embarked on phase III of replacing rural makeshift bridges with concrete bridges as one of improving road networks and accessibility in transforming rural areas. Speaking Thursday during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Kambi bridge and four others in Nkhatabay, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango said the K1.8 billion initiative aims at constructing 27 concrete bridges and reshaping rural earth roads across the country. “We want to take development to rural people…

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Noble Gesture! Transport Minister Jappie Mhango Donates His Salary Towards School Block Construction

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Treasurer General, Jappie Mhango Thursday pledged to donate his August salary towards construction of a school block at Kambuyi Full Primary School in Nkhatabay District. Mhango who is also Minister of Transport and Public Works made the pledge after Group Village Head (GVH) Kamoza of Nkhatabay had asked government to consider constructing a school block replacing a makeshift structure which is constructed with timber. GVH Kamoza made the request during a political rally which was…

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No Use Of Lorries During DPP Primary Elections

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has banned its aspirants to ferry supporters to venues where the party’s primary elections will be conducted across the country. Minister of Transport and Public Works who is also Treasure General for the party Jappie Mhango said the move is an ideal strategy of ensuring 50-50 winning situation for all the candidates competing regardless of their financial stand. “We will not allow any candidate to carry people from their respected homes in Lorries…

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DPP Assures Mzimba People Of More Development Projects

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango has assured people of Mzimba of continued development of the district once the ruling Democratic People’s Party (DPP) is re-elected next year. Mhango, who is also DPP treasurer general, was speaking Sunday at Mselama Primary School in Paramount Chief M’mbelwa’s area where the DPP unveiled its aspiring member of parliament for Mzimba South Constituency, Tikhome Phiri. He said the DDP-led government had brought many development projects in the district and was…

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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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