Japan gives Malawi K528m for improving roads in Lilongwe

Governments of Japan and Malawi have signed a K527.8 million grant agreement to enable the latter embark on an exercise aimed to improve the outlook of main roads in the Lilongwe City.

Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Kae Yanagisawa and Malawi Finance Minister Mwanamvekha

The signing of the grant agreement took place at the Ministry of Finance Offices at the Capital Hill in Lilongwe on Wednesday.

Under the agreement, the Government of Malawi is required to construct a dual-carriage way from Lilongwe CCAP Church to Lilongwe Hotel to decongest the M1 Road on this stretch.

However, the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Kae Yanagisawa, called on the Malawi Government, particularly the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, to demonstrate clear ownership in the process of developing the detailed design so that the funding for the actual construction of the project will be duly approved by the Cabinet of Japan.

“I also request the ministry to be proactive in coordinating with stakeholders in relocation of utilities and other facilities to pay the way for smooth project implementation,” said Yanagisawa.

In his remarks, the Minister of Finance Joseph Mwanamvekha thanked Japan for the grant, saying it will go a long way in addressing traffic jams in Lilongwe.

“This project is very important and we are very grateful to the Government of Japan for the assistance. We have already mobilised resources to compensate bonafide businesspersons who will be affected by this project,” said Mwanamvekha.

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akanakhala enawa ati chanichani, bwezi akukagulira zovala za gule wankulu kkk

Khima
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Khima

528million???? nseu wake otani?

Sahara
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Sahara

Good! Dpp officials and ministers should continue getting rich on this grant. Malawi is a pathetic country!

dalo
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dalo

NDALAMA ZOPITA MMATUMBA MWA AZITSOGOLERI OMWE AKULAMULA PANO OSANAMIZIDWA…..

Jonas
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Jonas

This money is just too little for the proposed project…ma Japanese mwatinamiza apa. Come and construct the road yourself as you did in BT…

mada k
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dont give us money please….we are not poor… we are boulding stadium for private teams kusowa zochita nazo ndalama

Kapado Chimulirenji
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Donors’ thinking sometimes is irrelevant. They are interested in improving infrastructure in the cities because they live there and want to drive on good roads and yet those that that need this assistance more are rural people.

mpilu
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mpilu

ma briji 30 to 40 LL to BT renovations ayambike.
koma nde ndlama zikulowa mmuziko muno. timava koma zocita nazo eeeeee khaya!!!!!!
anthu alemere sopano. ma mmansions aime sopano. ngongole yopanda interest iyambike pano sipaja anthu ayamba kale kukhapana cifukwa colimbilana malo, anali atafwenkhetsa kuti pitala ndi dhilu kutapa kutaya.
mlendo wathuyu akamazabwerera kwa mereka anthu atanona heavy.
kitapa kutaya zina ndlama osungawa mpaka zithumwa zoika mmatumba a suit. mpake cinaagwa anasukulutsa kaamba ayamba kusamba. mwamuona bwanji jozeph, kusiyanitsatu ndi dzana lija. ayamba kusamba. zasukuluka, then sunday kukalandila n gonelo ku aroma.
mxiiii

Mmenye
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Mmenye

I wish there would also be consideration to use some funds to upgrade the Katete Road (from the M1 Road to the Bypass Road) to bitumen. This road would greatly help in de-congesting traffic on the M1 Road, especially those going across the Lilongwe River to the other side of town.

R CHIMWENDO
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MADALITSO A APM

Mandado@147
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JAPAN JAPAN! how u even have brains everything dancing for APM! USA is constructing 250 schools not APM the idiot doing private stadiums from tax payers money!!