Contractor on Mulanje water project ‘under pressure’ to fast track project

Government is said to be pushing the contractor working on the K17 billion Mulanje water project, which seeks to provide water to Bantyre, to fast track the project so that President Peter Mutharika opens it before the May 21 elections.

Work at Likhubula for the water project

Project officials from SMS Infrastructure and Plem Construction said Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamvekha visited the project site on Friday where he told the officials to fast track it.

“We have been told that the project should be finished before May 15 so that the President should officially open it,” said a senior official of the company.

He said the project was supposed to be finished by June end or early July.

Mwanamvekha said there was need to fast track the project because of water problems Blantyre residents face.

Blantyre needs at least 12 000 cubic litres of water per day and the Mulanje project will give the commercial city 20000 cubic litres of water per day.

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I am going straight to gehenna.

Rad Sillo
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Rad Sillo

This is a non starter project. I have worked on mulanje mountain for 8 years. Water levels drops and i do not think it can support both mulanje and blantyre. Ask Mr Goweni in Lunjeri a watchman who worked on the mountain for 40 years. The mountain is the bare land. Mulanje mountain coservation trust destroyed all the trees. Forest department has failed to protect the resource due to corruption. The govenment it self has failed. …..keep my words. Give the water to the people of mulanje only not blantyre. For blantyre people fetch water from Shire river…….

PHANANA
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PHANANA

shaaaaaaa kuthamangira kutsegulira zinthu komabe simuwina

Bob
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Bob

Phwanyaphwanya ameneyo ndiemwe mumapanga nazo zinthu zosalimba.

Ismael
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Ismael

PHWAPHWAPWAPWAPWA

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Leave the contractors alone to do a good job!