Mozambique boundary gets into Malawi: Govt drafts in soldiers to reroute Ruo river

Government says it will request the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) to reroute Ruo river in Nsanje which has left its course and get into Mozambique.

Botolo: MDF soldiers to help

Botolo: MDF soldiers to help

Commissioner for Disaster Ben Botolo and a team of government officials from both Capital Hill and Nsanje noted that the Malawi/Mozambique boundary has moved seven kilometres into Malawi.

In addition, Makhanga, a big village in Nsanje, has been made an island.

Botolo said the Malawi soldiers have the expertise to reroute the river so that it takes its old course.

“In addition, the government will build a dike to prevent the reoccurence of this,” he said.

Botolo said the government would immediately send a team of experts to see how best the problems could be dealt.

Mozambican officials were not available for comment.

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Do not mislead Malawians. Much as the old course of the Ruo river marked the boundary between Malawi and Mozambique it does not follow that the new river course automatically changes the international boundary. The boundary still remains where it was was before Ruo changed its course.


sounds funny and ridiculous……mtsinje wasuntha wokha…chilengedwe chafuna…..but am worried kuti nyanjanso izapita chonchi momwemu…….makhanga is an island now…am afraid my bros and sistaz in chitipa will one day be in Tanzania…just thinking out loud

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