I promised Tsangano –Neno–Mwanza Road, I have delivered —Mutharika

President  Peter Mutharika has assured Malawians that government would continue constructing good roads in the country as one way of improving access to social services.

The ground breaking of  Tsangano – Neno – Mwanza Road by President  Mutharika  in Ntcheu District

The crowds at a rally in Ntcheu

Road works

Speaking on Sunday at Chipusile School in Ntcheu where he presided over a ground breaking ceremony of the 135 kilometres Tsangano – Neno – Mwanza road.

After laying a foundation stone, Mutharika addressed a rally and described a good transport system and good road networks as key to development of any country.

“I will ensure that I open this country through construction of good roads in each and every part of the country. It is only through good roads and road networks that a country develops,” he assured.

The President said his vision is to see that all roads in the country including feeder roads in towns and cities are upgraded to better standards in 10 years’ time.

He expressed the hope that after completion, the road would improve social and economic life of communities in Ntcheu, Neno and Mwanza.

Mutharika said road is an important road which when finished would contribute towards the growth of the economic development of the country.

“The benefits of this road are too numerous as you know that Tsangano is an agriculture rich area where they grow lots of crops like irish potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes, onions and others that we consume across Malawi. So its economic importance cannot be over emphasized,” he said.

Mutharika promised Malawians in his 2014 manifesto that he would construct the road and that he was happy to see construction works taking place.

“That was my dream to have this road constructed. I am happy that it is no longer a dream, but a reality that I am here today to launch the construction of the road. Several governments have been here before us, but none of them constructed this road. This shows how serious and caring the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government is,” the Malawi leader explained.

He urged people of Ntcheu to continue supporting DPP if development activities are to continue in the district.

“I have already outlined some of the development activities that I have lined up to take place in the country as well as in Ntcheu. But for these developments to continue, I urge you to continue supporting the DPP,” the President added.

Traditional Authority (TA) Mpando of the area commended government for fulfilling its promise to have the road constructed.

The upgrading of the long awaited Tsangano – Neno – Mwanza 135 km road in Ntcheu from an earth road to bitumen commenced on April 3, 2018 and is expected to be completed in April 2019.

The upgrading is being done by the Engineers Department of the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) and so far over 10 kilometres of the road from Tsangano Turn Off has been covered with earth works.

The first phase of the road will cover 21 kilometers from Tsangano Turn Off to Kambilonjo Trading Centre and is being financed by government to a tune of K9.6 billion through Roads Authority (RA).

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DROP Chilima
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DROP Chilima

Mr President
You painted buildings red in Limbe and Blantyre when u just in as president now fourrs down the line buildings still intact. Kkkkkk

QueenB
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QueenB

Come back to say you have delivered when construction is complete. Shupiti!

JOHN
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JOHN

MR PRESIDENT, WOULD YOU ALSO SAY THAT YOU HAVE DELIVERED MOMBEWA UNIVERSITY IN MZIMBA SINCE YOU ALSO LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE TWO YEARS AGO. AS I SPEAK, THERE IS NO ACTIVITY ON THE GROUND. THESE FOUNDATION STONES ARE MAKING YOU BECOME A FULL OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE EVEN A KID KNOWS YOU ARE DOING THAT AS A CAMPAIGN GIMICK. IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD ONLY CONCERNTRATE LAYING FOUNDATION STONES WHICH AM SURE MONEY IS THERE!!!

Chappe;
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What about electricity 24/7? Roads without a reliable power supply are meaningless. If it were possible to lay a foundation stone for electricity, the President would have laid it and claimed success!

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

The analogy of the process of DELIVERY for a messenger is when the parcel s/he was carrying has been submitted to the intended destination and signed for by both parties as evidence of the process.
What is the meaning of delivered to our learned professor? Or is it the usual fong kong?
SHAME on mediocrity!!!

DPP
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DPP

Does Mr President see properly. Does he needs to be referred to spec savers. He 4 years on the Road is still under construction and yet he has the energy to say I have delivered. This is total shambles and embarrassment to the Nation. Yet the inner circle still believes they can fool Us. T/A Mpando are u sure that Road has been constructed or under construction. Munthu wamkulu kuombela mmanja za izi. IF SKC was the one inspecting that he would have called a spade a spade. This Country needs SKC. The thieves don’t want him coz they know… Read more »

Nsena
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Nsena

APM zamuyenderatu – anthu amenewo!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

At the pace that DPP is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if I hear that Peter Mutharika is laying a foundation for the construction of a Nandos restraurant in Lilongwe City. Any development is measured by the quality of roads in the city and/or in surburbs. Look at roads in Chitawira, Nkolokosa, Chilobwe, Namiwawa, Nyambadwe, Areas 12, 47, 18 etc. Is this a sign of development my fellow citizen. If indeed you believe that this is development then you better have your head checked or at least travel outside Malawi borders and only then will you understand.

Chimkuluchina
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Chimkuluchina

Anthu a kwa Doviko ku Ngoni will have to wait for the next phase. First Phase is only 21 km leaving out 50 km on the Ntcheu side alone. I don’t want to comment on the other matters in the meeting like Nepotism. Everybody has their own experience, their story.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Let me criticise this theory bwana, industrialisation is a primary key to development road is a secondary key to development. Even if you build all roads in Malawi so what? Are we going to export roads, eat roads. You compare what you are doing with Germany,Oh, Germany manufactures benz, BMW, Porsche, VW etc as a primary industry then good roads became secondary..

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