Contractor Mota Engil moves equipment to Likoma jetty site

Hundreds of enthusiasts stood ashore of the Nkhatabay port to witness onloading of heavy and high valued earth moving equipment destined for Likoma Island.

Equipment safely on board to Likoma Island
Sage docking at Likoma Island
Equipment safely on Likoma Island

Every step of loading the equipment which included a bulldozer and an excavator onto a pontoon (barge) was carefully done.

Across the mainland shores, hundreds of people at the island were waiting patiently.

As the equipment docked hours later, women danced, men jumped in joy as children were uncontrollable running closer the offloading equipment.

Elders told Nyasa Times they have never seen such huge equipment on the Island in years yet alone coming to put up a Jerry, warehousing facility and offices.

Mota Engil Malawi officials were seen ready to take up the new project demands with some having arrived a week earlier ahead of the equipment arrival.

Chiefs and politicians were loss of words for the coming development which will spur tourism, trade and agriculture by connecting the beautiful island to the rest of the mainland.

The project, valued at K10 billion will commence this week.

Currently, travellers need to get off the main ships that dock metres into the waters and get onshore using small boats.

With the coming of the Jetty, large volumes of cargo will be moved easily on and off the shore, increase the number of local and international visitors and tourists to the island.

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Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago

These are DPP gimmicks. In 214 the mota engel brought equipment at Liwonde- Naminga to cheat people of Machinga. After the elections the following week they removed the equipment.

Chingaipe
Chingaipe
1 year ago

Out taxes at work !!! Viva tax paying Malawians — Vote DPP out of power !!

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 year ago

People of Likoma should be very careful, not to be overexcited and carried away with DPP antics. DPP gurus behave like conmen or tricksters. With same Moatal Engil projects have been seen to commence, bringing in all the heavy equipments, machines only to take them away later. And you hear later they have subcontracted a 20km road to 3 other companies (Sawa & Mulli) but still the work stalls, nothing happening. Then eventually Mota Engil without shame transfers the equipment’s away. Ndiye anthu aku Likoma alinde madzi apite kaye ndipo aziti adala. Ndi DPP iyi! Khalamba koma ma khuluku ngati… Read more »

Monjeza
Monjeza
1 year ago

This project is a window dressing. This equipment will be coming and going without anything tangible seen on the ground, ask people of Mponela in Dowa
about a much awaited district hospital. DPP is crooked. Give them the vote and see next.

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

These are the things that could be done in the wasted 31 years after independence. Let DPP fix the things. Let the country see development osamagosirira mailo a ena. This is the time. Well done DPP.

nthambire
nthambire
1 year ago

let the development under DPP government progress ,, asafuna akhale ,, DPP come 21 may kupitiliza kulamura basi ,,,,

Kaka
Kaka
1 year ago

No questions. Just receive. Why did MCP fail 40 yrs

Noxy
1 year ago

Good development

Jako
Jako
1 year ago

Let the doubting Thomases see .DPP Bomaaaaaaaa

chemalembo
chemalembo
1 year ago

very commendable, just the timing seems questionable. Bravo

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
1 year ago

This is a month of projects yeah dpp where were you the past years kodi? Never in our history have we seen so much projects being commission plus a few stones as usually here and there KKKKKKK 21st May is still your fate date for all the blackouts, impunity corruption and nepotism!!

DPP
DPP
1 year ago

They were stealing all this time and now they want to make sure that they remain in government to continue their stealing and the only way to do it is to impress on the last minute.

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