Commissioner for Mchinji, Peter Jimusole has said K307 million truck park project under construction at Mchinji/Mwami border, and the yet to be commissioned Kapiri Market and Bus depot project would help improve the socio-economic development of the district.
He made the remarks in an interface meeting with journalists, where he briefed them on various developmental projects the Council was implementing in the district.
“These two projects are a few of the many which we as a district aim to undertake so as to transform the district both socially and economically.
“For example, the truck park which is in its second phase will not only bring in revenue to the district council, but be a safety haven for both the transporters and their goods as it will have secure accommodation space in addition to the truck park itself.” Jimusole said.
He asserted that spill-overs from revenue generating projects like these would help the district in realizing its dream of turning the district into a border city in the near future since the financial resources realized from these projects would be used to improve infrastructure in the district so that it reaches city status.
“Our aim is to turn the district into a city in the near future. This cannot be achieved if we lack essential financial resources for that magnificent project.
“ These projects are designed so as to continuously bring in those much needed financial resources for the implementation of other projects and for infrastructure development in the district,” the DC said.
He decried the actions of some journalists who publish or broadcast stories without verifying with his office, an act which has contributed to the delay of some projects happening in the district as some stakeholders oppose to the developments after being fed with the wrong information.
Jimusole urged them to first verify their stories from credible sources before being shared to the public.
District Council Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sarah Moyo asked the journalists to consult the Council for information before going to the press.
“The council is available to provide you with information when you need it, lets refrain from reporting stories without confirming with the council secretariat,” she said.
Moyo notified the journalists that the press briefings will be conducted every month to provide journalists with information on activities being undertaken by the council.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :