JB says $67m set aside for Thyolo-Thekerani road

Malawi President Joyce Banda on Monday revealed that US$ 67 million has been set aside for the Thyolo-Thekerani-Muona-Bangula road to ensure that it is completed after  five years of mere talk.

President Banda was speaking in Thyolo after touring the road that has stalled since 2008.

Speaking after the tour, the Malawian Head of State said she is impressed that people of Thyolo will now have the much talked about road that they have been promised since 2008.

“People of Thyolo have been waiting for this road since 2008, when I came to Thyolo last year, I had promised that we will find funds to construct this road and I am very happy today to come here and have something to show you, show you the progress that has happened since June last year,” said Banda, who took over power after the sudden death of president Bingu wa Mutharika in 2012.

President Banda and Minister of Transport Sidik Mia visiting the Thyolo-Thekerani road project

President Banda and Minister of Transport Sidik Mia visiting the Thyolo-Thekerani road project

Banda said her government will ensure that people of Thyolo have better roads, access to clean and portable water, good houses, food and mostly are economically empowered so that their lives change.

The Malawi leader took the time to tell people of Thyolo of her government development projects.

She said since assuming power, she has started constructing roads that had stalled, that she has distributed cows, built houses for the less privileged among others.

“Critics say I have not done anything in two years I have been president, but that is just talk of people who do not appreciate other people’s hardwork. But you can go in hospitals people have medicine, we will have better road network and people in rural areas can now have a decent house,” she said.

The President also informed that Chiromo Bridge which was being rehabilitated is now ready for use and Lorries were going to start crossing over by Wednesday.

Before touring the road in progress, President Banda cheered the sick at Malamulo Mission Hospital which is a Seventh Day Adventist hospital.

At the hospital President Banda met a 13year old girl who has just given birth to a baby boy. President Banda encouraged the girl to go back to school after the child is grown  and promised to give her support to complete her education.

Banda visited several wards were she donated assorted items to the patients. She also donated over 2000 bags of maize to the hospital and hunger stricken families in T/A Nkwethemule’s area.

JB talks to a new mother

JB talks to a new mother

JB cheering the sick at Malamulo hospital

JB cheering the sick at Malamulo hospital

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