Chakwera refuses red carpet treatment at Area 18 Interchange site tour

President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday  declined to use the rep carpet after alighting from his presidential car to tour the country’s first overhead traffic interchange at Area 18 in the capital city Lilongwe in order to appreciate the project’s progress.

Chakwera touring the Area 18 Interchange project

The car carrying the President made a stop beside the carpet and immediately after stepping out of the car he was directed by one of his aides to take a walk on the carpet as it’s required according to presidential protocols instead Chakwera went straight  to meet officials and tour the project.

Official who rolled out the red carpet were told to take it back as Chakwera said he could not use the red carpet at the construction site.

During the function Chakwera also used only 6 vehicles on his motorcade as one way of fulfilling his manifesto in which he promised to reduce the number of vehicles for his motorcade.

Speaking after the tour,  the Malawi leader said he was impressed with the progress of the project.

“Am happy that the work is coming to an end am also happy that the project is not only to deconjest the city but is connected to various economic factors,” he said.

Briefing the president on the progress of the project, Minister of Transport Sidik Mia said the interchange will be ready in two weeks.

The Area 18 Interchange  the only remaining work on Parliament-Bingu Stadium Road dual carriageway upgrading project which was initiated by the previous regime of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The K4.9 billion project started in 2017. So far, about 90 percent of the work on the interchange has been completed.

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Gokwe
Gokwe
9 months ago

Mnthawi ya Kamuzu kale kale kukanakhala opitala bwenzi azimayi anali munsi mwa museum kuvina mwezi ukatha alandileko ndrama.

Neserare Noiz
Neserare Noiz
9 months ago

Kodi ndekuti sakanangonena kuti kapetiyo isabwele? OOOO, I know, he wanted Nyasatimes to find something STUPID TO WRITE ABOUT!!!

Wiza
Wiza
9 months ago

If it was Dr Kamuzu Banda kuna khala ferrying people from the whole country for just yhis visit.

Yopee
Yopee
9 months ago

Don’t exaggerate simple non-entities. Convoy of ONLY 4 cars? Kuombera mmanja mwa uchitsiru. Did you expect more cars on this 3 km stretch from his house Kamuzu Palace?

Say the same when he is going out of the city like when he was going ku maliro last week. He had 24 vehicles on his convoy, and you were silent on the number of cars.

Mark Kuneni
Mark Kuneni
9 months ago

Let’s go Mr president

Psyuta
9 months ago

So what!!!?? Kusayenda pa carpet ikhale nkhani? Did you expect the entire DPP’s interchange to be red carpeted? You Nyau fools where are your heads???

Dambolangalu
Dambolangalu
9 months ago
Reply to  Psyuta

DPP’s interchange? No man!!!!, be serious this is taxpayers money bro.

Hora
Hora
9 months ago

I have liked his attitude, acknowledging projects initiated by the former regime.
People should understand that as government there should be continuity, some would have not acknowledged good work done by others just out of spite. Bravo Lazaro.

Ryan
Ryan
9 months ago
Reply to  Hora

Thats the spirit we need to have as Malawians because these politicians they are using our Tax money so project kupanda kumalizitsa its a wast of resources as well as our Money

Neno
Neno
9 months ago

RED CARPET FOR WHAT AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE.

NANUSO INU TAMACHANGAMUKANI

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

Yinakakhala nkhalamba yinakafuna chi carpet all the way. Things have really changed. Bravo mr president.

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

While he was refusing red carpet but he was defying Convid measures with more than two hundred people trailing him and his minister Mia even being too rude not to put on face mask. I have noted this man called Nkaka always wanting to draw proximity with the president even when the activity does not involve his ministry. We have Chisale or John Tembo in the making. Take my words if Chilima and Chakwera are going to part ways it will because of this devil called Nkaka. Just look at his facial expressions, he has all signs of a devil… Read more »

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

Uli mchivuto Cadet

Kalichero
9 months ago
Reply to  The Sniper.

Agreed. there is need to reduce the number of people trailing the president at such functions. This should also happen with Ministerial functions – we do not need all those people.

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