Cooperate with Motal Engil, Malawi leader appeals to communities

President Peter Mutharika has called on communities to cooperate with the contractor Mota Engil to finish construction works on Lilongwe Old Airport-Kasiya-Santhe road at Kabudula Trading Centre in Lilongwe .

President working ahead

President working ahead

Mutharika at work in ground breaking

Mutharika at work in ground breaking

Mutharika made the appeal at a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction works of the road.

He said the road will induce more investments in agriculture thereby creating more employment for them and improving their incomes, hence contributing to the reduction of poverty.

“Employment will be created for many rural Malawians thereby improving their incomes. When the project is finally completed a lot of businesses will mushroom along the road and the communities will be empowered economically.

“We all know how important this road is as it passes through some of the most agricultural productive areas in the country. Good roads improve the welfare of Malawians by providing improved accessibility and mobility and access to socio-economic activities and services,” said Mutharika.

He said his government has placed the development of road infrastructure as one of the priority areas in order to provide improved access and mobility to Malawians, especially those living in rural areas.

Mutharika urged the communities to avoid stealing construction materials such fuel and cement as this will delay the project.

“Your cooperation and ownership of the project should manifest itself in safeguarding construction materials on the project. We have heard of cases of theft of construction materials such as fuel and cement on a number of road construction projects and we do not want that to happen here.

“It is sad that the very same people who are supposed to benefit from use of the road are the ones in the forefront stealing from the contractor. Theft of construction materials will only delay the project. We all know how we have waited for this project and we would not want any delays in the implementation,” advised Mutharika.

He also took trouble to advise the contractor and other construction personnel to be mindful of their contractual obligations and ensure that the road meet the specified standards.

“It is at times disappointing to see contractors that are not mindful of their contractual obligations and go well beyond the stipulated construction period. This should at all cost be avoided in this project.

“My appeal to Mota Engil is to continue maintaining your high standards and let’s work together to develop this country. To the general public living along the road corridor, my appeal is that you should cooperate with the contractor during construction of the road and to take ownership of the road project,” said Mutharika.

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Nobody is talking about the Monkey Bay hotel construction. what happened?


Nw mathanyula u r coming up this is the road a was waiting for nw i wanna b comfortably b driving safe home. Bravo DPP but still my vote will remain for Chakwera for it was one of his vision to tarmack the road thanx to chakwera u r indeed feared by DPP!!


Mota is a corrupt company, that’s my biggest problem, u know if u corrupt someone u LL become untrustworthy even if you are a performer


Anthu sanalandirebe malipiro mpaka pano.
This is the worst president thst Malawi everhad.
Lord! Come to our rescue, ka pini code bwanji? mmmm?


Why are Malawian presidents obsessed with inauguration of every project? Is the minister of works irrelevant?

Chiye Nang'omba

choka mbuzi iwe!! Ndi motal engil mukusamusa athu aku monkey bay kusowaso kowaika iwe bakha 200 hectals yachani umandibowa bwanji sutha kuyakhura buluzi iwe!!

paulos banda

Petulo, appealing Mota to maintain high standards? Koma iwe ndiwe mbuzidi eti. Go and see Phalombe-Chilinga road, would you call that high standard?

The only company it maintains high standard is Shire Construction. If you call Roads Authority to give you names of preferred contractors without your hand (bribes), these are the company they will give you.

1. Cilcon
2. Shire Construction
3. Mkaka Construction
4. Dika Construction
5. Fargo
6. Plem Construction

But because these companies do not give bribes like Mota, they can not be given the works.

The real ujeni

Red carpet at construction site hahahahahaha! only in Africa, oops! Only in Malawi, masanje hevi

jack Phalombe

When are you going to start Mzuzu -NBay road?



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