Daudi bemoans poor road network in major cities: Launches Stella Maris-Chilobwe by-pass road project

Deputy minister of local government, Halima Daudi  has said most roads  in the country’s major cities are  in  bad shape, the development she said is  worrisome as it is compromising the country’s city’s standards.

Deputy minister Daudi launches Construction work for Stella Marriss-Chilobwe by-pass road
Construction work for Stella Marriss-Chilobwe by-pass road

Daud said apart from the country’s cities having roads which are in bad shape , they are also few a development which she said has resulted in most major cities in the country  experiencing traffic congestion challenges.

Speaking when she launched upgrading works for 1.5km Stella Maris-Chilobwe by-pass road in Blantyre on Friday ,the Deputy Minister also warned  contractors in the country against doing shady works saying they are responsible for most roads in the country’s cities having a short life span.

She said  government want  the country’s major cities to conform to  international standards hence it shall be rehabilitating all the city’s infrastructure including roads.

“As you know there is an influx of traffic in all our cities in the country as people are bringing in cars all most every day, but the  roads are still the same.

“The contractors who have been constructing these roads have also not been helping  us as they have been doing sub standards works resulting in most roads developing potholes immediately after being constructed,” she said.

The Minister then warned the contractor assigned to work on  Stella Maris-Chilobwe by-pass road that she shall be monitoring progress of the road herself adding that should she not be impressed the contractor shall be stopped.

On his part mayor for Blantyre City , Wild Ndipo said the city has secured money amounting to K2 billion from the Roads Fund that shall carter for rehabilitation of four major bypasses in the Central Business (CBDs) of  Blantyre and Limbe.

Parliamentarian for Blantyre City West Constituency Noel Lipipa said despite his area being in the city, its roads are in dilapidated condition and hence he was grateful to government for earmarking some  roads in his constituency for maintenance .

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No time to waste in JHB
No time to waste in JHB
5 months ago

Wanted to say refrain from paying major contractors without making proper inspection and making sure all specs as required by designing engineers are met. If you travel to Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Botswana you will be amazed at owhat our fellow Africans are achieving. President Nana Akufa Addo is a shinning example of a true leader if we have to look at developments he has initiated while in office in a very short space of time. His people are enjoying free water and free electricity as we speak. These things are doable in Malawi.

No time to waste in JHB
No time to waste in JHB
5 months ago

Avoid contractors being paid proper inspections

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
5 months ago

Mwambo onsewu kuchitira kansewu la 1.5 Kms???? Zomvetsa chisoni ndinso manyazi

Mwashaka Desire
Mwashaka Desire
5 months ago

Did Halima really needed to travel all the way from her home in Dowa to Blantyre to inaugurate the construction of a 1.5 long road? Tonse government can you for once get serious please. A village headman from the area could have done the honour

Gaga
Gaga
5 months ago

Halima 1.5 km ndiye zichani zimenezo kutoloko ukudya kapamwamba zomwezi mpaka utibele zathu za nsonkho

Pasavute
Pasavute
5 months ago

Malawians we don’t have dreams for our future. Go to Rwanda and see their kind of roads. During 1994 genocide in Rwanda , Malawi was far much better but look now .Greed and selfishingness is our never ending problem

Osaopa Senior
5 months ago

How long is 1.5 kilometers? […i need a calculator from Ms halima daudi…or a Tape Measure from noel lipipa!…]. Help!

No time to waste in JHB
No time to waste in JHB
5 months ago

Let’s not talk about South Africa go to Kenya now and appreciate the kind of Road net work they have. Absolutely stunning. We fail to get things right because we don’t have the interest of future generations at heart. Corruption is killing everything in this nation

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

kutali? pa mazambik pompa bwa.
kunotu amapanga miseu yokhala mabwana.
nyambadwe etc.ena tosefe agalu. zokomera mabwana.
kmiseu ya mu city muno nde kaya . zokomera mabwana

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
5 months ago

Very very true. Kuba kwambiri pa Malawi, we’ll never develop.

Ndatopa Ine
Ndatopa Ine
5 months ago

I just feel like calling Lilongwe a Capital City is wrong. There is completely nothing that makes Lilongwe a Capital City. The money that we should have used to improve buildings and infrastructure is the very money that individuals are stealing to build their personal houses. A city with beautiful homes but zero Infrastructure. Roads are bad. Old time is just a big village, City Centre is a ghost city. Gulliver no tar road. In area 12 and 10 roads are bad. Talk of Kawale, Chilinde, Biwi, Area 25, no roads. Kanengo used to a beautiful industrial area, now is… Read more »

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago
Reply to  Ndatopa Ine

opposite Gemini house hammayo. thengo leni lene odziendera ndikomwe amakanyelako mmimba mukatentha .kae no public toilets ati poti tinazolowera kunya kuchile .koma mabwana 10 roomed houses self contained.anthu akulephera kubwera poyera cifukwa ndalama zinabedwazo zosafanana ndi misinkhu yao.
amabwekera miseu ngati ya ku singapore. ngati inangogwa from heaven. mxiiiii.zithaphwi

Kuma stand napenya
Kuma stand napenya
5 months ago
Reply to  Ndatopa Ine

Boss we dont have a city in Malawi. Ife tili ndi ma town

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
5 months ago

1.5km and having a launch! Shaa zinthu zabvuta pa Malawi

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
5 months ago
Reply to  Ungwelu

Ndipo zinazi inu! Eish

O Phiri
O Phiri
5 months ago
Reply to  Ungwelu

And. The minister has even the audacity to speak during the so called launch without shame. Total trash!
Olo contactor atayika ndalama yonseyo mthumba mwake for his family sindingadandaule because this is drama

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