Construction of K11.1bn Nsanje-Marka Road to begin soon – Mpinganjira

Construction of the 29 kilometres Nsanje-Marka road will commence in earnest in the next few days as government has put aside K11.1 billion for the project.

Some of the heavy construction plants on site
Mpinganjira (third left) with stakeholders and contractor on site
Mpinganjira on site visit

Roads Authority (RA) Board Chairperson, Brown Mpinganjira on Wednesday assured stakeholders in Nsanje that government is committed to constructing the road during an interface meeting in readiness for the start of the long-awaited project.

He said it has always been the wish of government to ensure that development is evenly distributed in all districts in the country.

“Today is one of the most significant days ever for me as a board chair but also unique for the people in Nsanje. They have always wanted the Nsanje-Marka Road upgraded. We have come with the contractor juts to show commitment towards the project,” the Board Chair stated.

He dismissed assertions from other quarters, mainly the opposition that government is just blind-folding the electorates as the general elections were getting closer, adding that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government aims at fulfilling the country’s development agenda.

“Ironically, the contractor, China Railway 20 Bureau Limited to which government has awarded the contract has already mobilised on site the needed plants and equipment as you can see ready for the work. The construction will last for 18 months.

“The K 11.1 billion has already been sourced. It is the government which is funding the project,” Mpinganjira disclosed.

He urged traditional leaders in the district to guard their communities against any malpractices such as vandalism and theft of fuel from the contractor, the conduct had potential to derail the project.

Senior Chief Malemia commended government for providing the much-needed project which people in the district had been pleading for over a long period of time.

“We are very grateful to government for considering the construction of this road. We have had challenges with the road especially during the rainy seasons,” he pointed out.

“I would like to call on my subjects to support the construction works. As communities, we should own the project by proving security to the equipment and the workers,” Malemia observed.

He appealed to the contractor to consider hiring local people so that by the end of the day they should be economically empowered.

Nsanje South Member of Parliament, Thomson Kamangira said the area stands to develop once the project is completed, noting that his constituents have been encountering mobility challenges due to the bad road network.

“I am very thankful to President Prof. Peter Mutharika for considering Nsanje-Marka Road. We have been encountering challenges due to poor road network. The construction of the road will uplift the face of the constituency and that of the district,” he added.

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BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

There are no brains left in DPP.

Harold
Harold
2 years ago

K389m per km. Wow, what an expensive road.

Samuel
Samuel
2 years ago

Maso tilinao tikuona tokha ndipo makutu tilinao tikumva. APM ndimamuna bambo. Ajaankaluubwalubwa aja akufuna alliance ndinena aja ankati NDINU MAFANA KWAMBIRI. KKKKKKAiopera game kutali. Ndidalipo nthawi yakamuzu.Za 31 ya MCP ife anthu aku Nsanje tinkangonyozedwa. Ati MCP idatipeza amaliseche. Kamuzu ndalama za misonkho yathu adalephera kutimangira miseu ndi mabiriji ife anthu akuu Nsanje. Akatialankhule ankanena muchingerezi choti PEOPLE IN NSANJE, MWANZA, NENO WERE COMPLETELY NAKED, NAKED, NAKED. Omasulirayo nkumati anthu aku NSANJE, MWAZA NDI NENO ADALI AMALISECHE BOLA ACHEWA ANNKAVALA BILIWITA MMANJAMO. kkkkkkkkLero DPP yatitola tisiyeni nafetinjoye kuyenda miseu yabwino. Nchalo, Bangula, Nsanje posachedwapa Malaka. East Bannk ayamba kale. Mabiriji… Read more »

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Whether its campaign or not koma dzikuthekabe baasi.

guy jobo
guy jobo
2 years ago

I think we need serious reforms and mind set change if our beautiful nation is to develop. This is the job of the executive and not a party.why do we politise every project.see people in DPP uniform.what do they want at the project site..This is why when Its true any new administration comes in they dis continue with very important projects and its the people who suffers not politicians.please please lets separate politics from government i.e Executive.yes its the Party that wins that forms govt but it should stop executing projects.its role is to give policy direction. Its true people… Read more »

Maduro
2 years ago

You are still going to lose in the whole District.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago
Reply to  Maduro

hahahahahaha kumva painitu kumeneko.

Ulendo
Ulendo
2 years ago
Reply to  Maduro

It does not matter if DPP loses as long as Senas get their tarmac road however, I do not believe SENAS will fail to vote for DPP because of MAOFOZI AULERE. from Mia..

Eduardo
Eduardo
2 years ago

That’s APM for you. Those wanting to topple the DPP must brace up for a bruising battle.

Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu
Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu
2 years ago

DPP learn o listed what you are doing is kicks f the dying horse.Why all this pressure.Where were you all this time past 4 yrs.We all know that this political approach to counter Sidik Mia since lowerstates is gone to MCP.We understand mwatuma anyamata akutolera njanji kunamiza anthu kumeneko kuti mukufuna kukonzanso njanji.Anthu tatopa ndi mabodza ako APM.WE ARE TIRED BOSS,GO TAKE YOUR BENEFITS ENJOY WITH YOUR FAMILY.

Bibo
2 years ago

Mwina Chikwawa mukombezi yokha mcp ykhoza kutolako, kwina kose ndi kwa zipani zina

Che Bauleni 2
Che Bauleni 2
2 years ago

MuKumva Pain ndi Chitukuko. Whether DPP will Win or not Win but development can not stop. Stop the back ward thinking. Muzazimangilira chifukwa cha Mtima DPP ikadzawina. After 3 months before elections, you and and other DIDIMOS will believe after contractor accomplishes 2KM.

matela
matela
2 years ago

KOMA ABALE AI ZILI BWINO

Ana adadi
Ana adadi
2 years ago

Zaukalamba zokhazokha basi. Munasiya ubusa uja ampinganthowa

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