Blantyre -Zomba road opening deferred to Friday

The official opening ceremony for the Blantyre -Zomba road which was scheduled for Monday, January 19th 2015 has been shifted to Friday for unspecified reasons.

Blantyre-Zomba road

Blantyre-Zomba road

However, State House officials say the reason for the postponement and other details “will be announced later.”

The 59.62 kilometer road has been reconstructed with funding from the African Development Bank (AFDB) and the Malawi Government to the tune of over K5.5 billion.

The project started on 19 March 2012 and was supposed to run until 18 March 20 14 which is 24 months.

But as project progressed rains impacted heavily on the project which completely cut off the flow of traffic between Blantyre and Zomba.

During the period motorists from either sides of the road were forced to use longer routes, such as passing through equally muddy roads in Chiradzulu or passing through Machinga, Balaka and Zalewa.

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12 thoughts on “Blantyre -Zomba road opening deferred to Friday”

  1. odalla gracian. says:

    Ndimamva chisoni mukamanyoza Bingu ndizoona kuti M nseu umenewu anaupanga design kuti ukhale 4 line from Maselema round about to Chiradzulu town off koma wina anaba zamanyazi

  2. Rahim says:

    Wina mkumakamba za masiteni kuti atani atasolola za four ways from Limbe to Chiradzulu turn off mkumatinso masiteni fwetseki. This road was well designed when Bingu was alive amakowo adasintha kungopanga ka njira za misala

  3. Bwenzi says:

    Unayamba 2011 Bingu alipo. I remember travelling 4m BT to ZA to attend a freind’s wedding in December 2011 and the road was under construction

  4. mangochi Kabwafu says:

    Rubbish, is that the road wealth mentioning? No markings, no pavements and so tiny ngati kopitira ku ntsinje. pathetic.

  5. kadamanja says:

    Mangani ndizomwe mukufuna kwanu konko. High way kkkkkiest!

  6. Yebho pipo says:

    kkkkkkkk

  7. mohammed malinga says:

    I can’t understand the road of 59.6km took almost 3 years?calculate how. Much. Allowances did the top officials get?how much fuels did the drivers pulp selling to the public?

  8. Wamandasi says:

    Is it freeway or just re-tarred? with so many unnecessary curves

  9. vuyisile ntombayithethi says:

    nde bolaso masiteni osati za awa a ibu bubububu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Frodo says:

    Za ziii. ka mseu ngati kopita ku toilet koma phokoso thoo.

  11. Jelbin mk says:

    Official opening? I can’t understand what you mean just let motorists use it without your costly and nonsense official opening because we can save more if we do away with this stupid practice. Here in South Africa despite having a lot of resources they don’t go for any opening ceremony come whatever kind of infrastructure the government or private sector elects so what we are doing that side is a total mess and waste.

  12. GUTUTU says:

    Thats pitala at his best changing changing changed. This is the pita i know.

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