Govt to tarmac Chitipa-Mbilima road which connects Malawi to Tanzania: President Mutharika to launch

Minister of Transport and Public works, Jappie Mhango says plans to tarmac Chitipa – Mbilima Border Road, which connects Malawi and Tanzania, are at an advanced stage.

Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango says  President Mutharika will launch the road in Chitipa

Mhango said this when he inaugurated Wiwogholo, Kafola and Nkhangwa bridges in Chitipa North Constituency on Saturday.

He said President Peter Mutharika will be in Chitipa soon, to launch the construction of the road.

Mhango said the road is important to people of Chitipa and the country, as it will promote international trade.

“This is one of priority roads government plans to construct. We are all aware of its importance that it brings a lot of revenue through cross border trade.

Within this financial year, we have readily available resources to gravel the road, and come next year designs are ready to tarmac it,” said Mhango.

On its part, Republic of Tanzania has started tarmacking the road from that country to Mbilima Border.

After inauguration of the bridges, Mhango conducted a rally at Kafola primary school ground where he asked electorates to vote Democratic Progress Party (DPP) in May 2019 elections.

In his remarks, T/A Mwaulambia commended President Mutharika for the bridges, saying connection between rural hard to reach, and urban areas is now easy.

“Most bridges have been constructed in hard to reach areas, and they are helping communities to access very important social amenities,” said Mwaulambia.

The inaugurated bridges were constructed by Mbawiri investments and have cost government about K40 million.

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Bwede
2 years ago

Bravo government. This is a very important road to the economy of this country. It generate a lot of revenue through cross border trade with Tanzania. Many Malawian traders are now ordering their merchandise in Tunduma in Tanzania

Bolero
Bolero
2 years ago

Chilima anangoti azapaka phula nseu umenewo kalekale mukuti mukukapanga launch. Koma ndi amene akulamuladi eti? Cholichonse anganene inu mukubwera mbuyomo. Nanga akhala president ndiye zizati bwaa! Chilima boma 2019………

Kaka
Kaka
2 years ago

Nchito za Manja a DPP. Koma atumbuka ndi osayamika. DPP constructed karonga chitipa road. Zinayamva chobchi. Koma makani a munthu shaaaa. Mskani nkti machende amene dawopa ngakhale mkazi wa edzi. Kumayamika nkofunika

TruthOnly
TruthOnly
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaka

DPP did not construct anything, its our tax money, we did.

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Where were you all this time? Anzanu have already applied tarmac because they understood the economic importance of the road.

Odya zake no case
Odya zake no case
2 years ago

Mr heavy duty u seem to be smart but you are not, we dont want launching of the road but construction of the roads..we feel pain for our tax money being squanded in those lauches shame on you😂😂😁😁

TruthOnly
TruthOnly
2 years ago

True, what use is a launch to us? Construct.

True Malawian
True Malawian
2 years ago

Well done Mr President for continuing with the vision to develop Malawi though odds may be against you keep being focused.

TruthOnly
TruthOnly
2 years ago
Reply to  True Malawian

Too late, why start 4 years after?

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Another tombstone ceremony, what a joke.

Shack
Shack
2 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

Tombstone foundation, hahahaha! RIP

Finye
Finye
2 years ago

Inu agogo mwakalamba siilani ana izi please. Mpaka mano achite kutheratu mwati?

Thyolo Thava boy
2 years ago

Why launching the construction of the road? Malawians are tied of these foundation stones because we have had enough of these with nothing happening on the ground. You have laid foundation stone for Mombera University, Chigumula , Chileka via Mpemba bypass, Mzuzu youth centre just to mention a few. We all know that the government has no money to complete these projects so why cant you use the little money you have to recruit Doctors, nurses, medical assistants and teachers who graduated few years ago but are jobless. Please DPP government abstain from lies because malawians are now not fools… Read more »

Heavyduty
Heavyduty
2 years ago

You are an idiot you Thyolo Thava boy. I think you don’t see anything beyond your nose. If you were not, you could have seen Nkhatabay Mzuzu road, you could have seen Kasiya road, you could have seen a duaocarriage road between Area 49 and City centre, you could also see Chitimba – Livingstonia – Njakwa road. Surely you have never gone to Tanzania or if you have, then you used a hyena otherwise you could seen 90% completed road between Karonga and Songwe. You have also not seen Mchinji – Mkanda road and the roads in cities of Mzuzu… Read more »

Kunena Mosapyatila
Kunena Mosapyatila
2 years ago
Reply to  Heavyduty

Kuyigwira ntchito tsopano a EL Cadet @heavy duty. Yours is a failed President. Don’t fool Malawians.

Makwinja
Makwinja
2 years ago

DPP is the only Party that can develop Malawi.Most of us are too jelousy that we can not see good developments that the Govt is doing.Bravo APM.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago
Reply to  Heavyduty

Foundation stones and construction of fake roads is just one thing, the other is whether such roads stand to last the test of time. Karonga-Chitipa road has miserably failed (and it’s just an example). But of billions of kwachas are wasted behind such fake constructions. At the expense of what……..poverty stricken multitudes
That’s where cadets no matter how clever they want to claim to be decimally are falling short of.

TruthOnly
TruthOnly
2 years ago
Reply to  Heavyduty

Cadet weniweni, kodi izi ndi Peter akupangaaa? Kapena our tax money?

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Thyolo Thava boy, you mean up to date you don’t know that Mombera university is in progress? You must be the most stupid human being on earth. Kodi kufooketsana kotereku ndikotani?

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