‘I have delivered’: Mutharika commissions Chapananga Bridge

President Peter Mutharika on Thursday officially commissioned the much awaited Chapananga Bridge in Chikwawa.

Chapananga Bridge will ease people’s transport challenges.
K8 billion Chapananga Bridge project across Mwanza River in Chikwawa
The longest bridge in the country (180 metres) constructed by Plem Construction Limited with funding from the Malawi Government.

Mutharika said the bridge which connects two areas of Chimwanjale and Chibisa wards in the district will now ease transport challenges communities of the two areas faced.

The Malawian leader said the bridge was a necessary infrastructure which the previous regimes failed to prioritize.

“We had the colonial government, under the Malawi Congress Party and other past governments that you know which failed to construct such a magnificent facility.

“This is the bridge I promised to give you here. This longest bridge will facilitate people’s easy access to either side of this area on top of accessing various social services,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika, therefore, called on people in the district to seriously safeguard the bridge by not vandalizing it.

He also called on communities in the area to vote for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) come next week’s general elections.

“DPP has finally made it and will need you to vote for the party in next Tuesday’s elections,” he advised.

“Tick where you will see four maize cobs to give your vote to the DPP to continue leading and providing you with various development projects,” he added.

Earlier, Roads Authority (RA) Board Chairperson, Brown Mpinganjira thanked the President for commissioning the bridge.

Mpinganjira said the bridge was one of the most important developmental projects Chikwawa district and the country has ever had.

Government pumped in about K8 billion to construct Chapananga Bridge which is 180 meters long  across Mwanza River which contractor PLEM Construction Company Limited has given it 80 years life span.

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mtete
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mtete

Malawians, not you Mr. President, have delivered. The rhetoric is as though DPP funded the bridge.

Jamax
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Jamax

APM you are the man I like like you and I will give you my vote.

mwe
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mwe

Very high quality new 45 km Nktabay – Mzuzu road and probably the best in Malawi done by ADB at a total cost of K6 billion. 7 km of poor dual carriage way from Lilongwe City Centre to Bingu Stadium at a whopping cost of K10 billion and being done by Malawi Government. 180 meters of Chapananga bridge realized at a whopping cost of K8 billion and done by Malawi Government. This is to say for every 18 meters of the bridge Malawi Tax Payers have coughed up K800 million …… wow APM!! This is astronomical and cannot be justified… Read more »

Favour of Yahweh
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Great peace of development, the people around these areas have suffered a lot, loosing their relations, some recovered , some not . They have been crying all these years and no one heard their voice. But through APM and DPP government has heard the cries of these people, and he has comforted them. Oh what a leader, who looks at the needs of the local people so that they can have peace of mind. They will be able to trade their produce without any problems. God bless APM & DPP. Can’t wait to give him another five more years so… Read more »

Achiswe.
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APM takes us for fools. He is the fool, if he thinks people will vote for him because he has spent their hard earned money, not his own, to build bridges and roads. Bye, bye. Kafikeni bwino kwanuko ku mudzi, kapena ku America!

mtete
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mtete

Malawians, not APM/DPP, have delivered. He brags as though DPP funded the bridge. Msonkho wathu uwu.

BigMan
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BigMan

Yes Mr President, you delivered Chimulirenji and Ana a Adadi.

Chingaipe
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Chingaipe

Misonkho yathu ikugwira ntchito UTM

National CEO
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National CEO

Its not right to talk bad about the colonial regime. They built Donna Anna bridge which is one of the longest bridge in Africa so that trains from Malawi can be moving through Mozambique, Zambabwe and reaching South Africa. Just imagine that innovation in the 1950’s But with a bridge connecting two wards APM is making too much noise.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Chakwera moto moto