People living around Livingstonia area in Rumphi have taken up tools to rehabilitate the Njakwa-Livingstonia Road, saying the pathetic state of the road is making it impossible for them to access certain basic social services.
According to some people who spoke to Nyasa Times on Friday, the road has a lot of gaping potholes and gullies which are making it “impassable.”
Stern Mhango – one of the people working on the road with holes – feared that the condition in which the road is would lead to them not getting some services, “especially health.”
The people, Nyasa Times learnt, have bettered a 20 kilometer stretch – from Njakwa to Chilulu – of the 80 kilometer Njakwa-Livingstonia Road which President Peter Mutharika promised his government would work on.
The President, on March 21, led a delegation to symbolically open the official opening of road’s construction.
Sub Traditional Authority Chisovya confirmed his people working on the road.
“They are feeling the pangs. They had to take an initiative,” said Chisovya.
He said they had written the National Roads Authority (NRA) through the District Commissioner’s office some four months ago but they have received no feedback.
According to our findings, the NRA last worked on the road four years ago.
Rumphi DC Lusizo Nhlane confirmed receiving the complaint and forwarding to NRA.
When contacted, NRA public relations officer Portia Kajanga asked for more time.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :