Experts disagree on Mzuzu City duo carriage way

Engineers and environmentalists at Mzuzu City Council are in a bitter battle on whether to cut down trees along the earmarked duo carriage way from the High Court to Shoprite along the Orton Chirwa avenue in the city.

Extension of Orton Chirwa Avenue

The 2.3 km duo carriage way which is to cost the African Bank K1.5 billion is the second phase of the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road which President Peter Mutharika inaugurated a few months ago.

Nyasa Times sources in the council say officers in the Engineering Department of the council wants the trees cut down to enable the contractor do a better job.

They also say the trees have outlived their life and might be a danger to both pedestrians and motorists as they might fall during heavy winds and rains.

However, the department of Environment officers disagree, saying the trees are very important to the city and should not be cut down.

But the council chief executive officer Macloud Kadammanja said the council has now agreed to cut down the trees.

Spokesperson for Roads Authority Portia Kajanga said the contractor would start the works after the council gives the contractor a go ahead.

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mafumu
mafumu
3 years ago

Cut the trees and makuni muzigawa pa campaign

Ne wakukaya
Ne wakukaya
3 years ago

Diploma in environmental degradation basi

Bristol
3 years ago

The truth is that trees are very old and are a nuisance to the city. Cut them down with delay. Why should the City Council take a long time without making a decision and inform the contractor accordingly?

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
3 years ago
Reply to  Bristol

Trees cannot be a nuisance to the city. Most big cities in the world have big trees in the ciy. Where are you from? Even in Lilongwe, Old Town without trees is dry and dusty unlike City Centre which is green and beautiful.
Please stop destroying Mzuzu the way you destroyed Chikangawa you ruthless pumbwas. To hell with your FAKE engineering. Consult osangofunapo nkhuni za uvuni council pumbwas???
SHAME!!!

vasuzga
vasuzga
3 years ago

its good development and i was even wondering as to why the city can allow such long lived trees to remain un cut like that while it is clear that it will soon fall during rany or wind times.In addition,when cut down,it will make the road look nice .
Well done mzuzu council.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
3 years ago

CUT THE TREES AND DONATE THE WOOD TO MAL;AWI PRISONS OR MZUZ HOSPTAL,. TISAONE MP OR COUNCILLOR MPHUNO BI APA JUST BECAUSE PALI MAKUNI III!!

Takwalakwa
Takwalakwa
3 years ago

For the first time seeing all comments agreeing one thing. This is great! cut the trees full stop.

Dimingu
Dimingu
3 years ago

Cut them off but make sure u have planted other trees on a good place , because trees improves township image ,don’t u know?

My Mzuzu My City
My Mzuzu My City
3 years ago

Ma environmental experts nkhu? Pa nyumba zinu palije naka luwa kamoza. Fuvu khodo! Vimakuni vya mwaka, vya shapeless ndiyo mukuti vikutowesa Mzuzu?

Wiseman
Wiseman
3 years ago

Koma zomwe timakangana ku Malawi kuno pena, eeeeh zovuta kumvetsa. Chitukuko chimabwera ndi zotsatila zake like kudula mitengo kuti nyumba imangidwe, koma mukadula dzalani iya basi malo ena.

WINIKO MASANGWI KALIATI
WINIKO MASANGWI KALIATI
3 years ago

Cut them down. Mitengo inakalamba ngati president ikhonza kugwera pa I.T yanga and msewu siukuoneka bho cos of the trees. Osamangobakira zinthu zopanda pake. Mwamaliza chikangawa yense koma mukukaniza kudula mitengo 10 yapa nseu?

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