K6.2bn John Chilembwe Highway opens: Formely Blantyre-Zomba road

President Peter Mutharika has stressed the important role good road networks play in sustainable economic development saying poor roads inhibit business growth.

President Peter Mutharika greets Gilberto Rodriques of Mota Engil at the official opening of John Chilembwe Highway in Blantyre on Friday.Cgovati nyirenda. mana

President Peter Mutharika greets Gilberto Rodriques of Mota Engil at the official opening of John Chilembwe Highway in Blantyre on Friday.Cgovati nyirenda. mana

President peter Mutharika opens John Chilembwe Highway on Friday.Cgovati Nyirenda Mana

President peter Mutharika opens John Chilembwe Highway on Friday.Cgovati Nyirenda Mana

Mutharika made the remarks Friday morning at Kachere Township in Blantyre during the official opening of the 60 kilometre John Chilembwe Highway, formerly Blantyre-Zomba road.

He observed that countries with bad road networks could not develop because poor road infrastructure poses enormous challenges to the business sector.

“It is with great happiness that today I am opening Chilembwe Highway. The late president Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika laid a foundation stone for this road.

“This is no mean achievement as the road has very good impact on the country’s development. Let me say that government has taken infrastructure as a tool for attracting more investors by making travelling easy.

“My appeal is, please take care of the road and the ownership is in your hands. Avoid vandalizing the road and make sure that you are using it in the right manner,” said Mutharika.

The Malawi leader added that government had rolled out several road projects such as Jenda-Edingeni, Mzuzu-Nkhatabay, Thyolo-Thekerani-Bangula and Zomba-Jali-Phalombe roads.

Mutharika then disclosed that he would be commissioning the Lilongwe by-pass road in a week’s time.

Francis Kasaila, Minister of Transport and Public Works said his ministry was working towards ensuring that all road projects are concluded on schedule.

“It is the wish of the government to ensure that there is a good road network across the country. Let me report here that the heavy rains that have hit in the country, has also destroyed 20 roads which currently are under rehabilitation,” he said.

Dr Andrew Mwaba of the African Development Bank (ADB) said his bank decided to fund the project to enhance the country’s socio-economic development.

The construction of Chilembwe Highway started on 19th January, 2012 and ended in October, 2014.

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anthony kawinga
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tapangani zanu osatchuka ndi ntchito za anzanu

womenslib
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Who is the fool on her knees?

Byron
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We hear almost every month about accidents on Malawian roads which is sad.Is anyone in government concerned about this development? Accidents are a result of narrow roads being used by an influx of cars and trucks with no speed control,but each time we hear a president opening a road be in town or rural areas,it is a single lane road.Somebody is calling the Limbe-Zomba road a highway,for real? very pathetic.APM is proud to open such a small road which was supposed to be a dual-carriageway and calling it a highway. Construction of roads should have the increased future volume of… Read more »
sapitwa
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Muzingotsegulila za achimwene anutu basi

Ntchona
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Paja Mota Engil ndi imene mumadya nayo bwino eti ndiyomwe inamanga Casablanka ND mpumulo WA kuba,iai mpumulo sabata mwa ulele imakhoza kubweleketsa ndalama Ku boma nkumatinamiza kuti zinthu zikuenda bwino,tikukuonanitu!!!!!!!!

kanchiputu
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za ziiiii mseu wa a Ngwazi uwu anawulota ali ku Gweru prison isaa!!!

chefourpence
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koma atumbuka muphulika! Why hating? Get a life you suckers! Those of you complaining about 2 years, remember JB was dragging this project which was started by the visionary Bingu and commissioned by the the great APM.

Jelbin mk
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Insanity is to do the same thing again and again and expecting different results, change the way you doing things you fools the issue of opening any kind of structure erected by government. How much do waste in the commissioning of roads and other structures? And how much do you spend on opening the same commissioned structure? In my previous comment I even reached as far condemning this barbaric behaviour of milking the already thin economy,there is no patriotism in this country no one is concerned about saving the nations revenue. I repeat here in RSA there is no such… Read more »
Jelbin mk
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Insanity is to do the same thing again and again and expecting different results, change the way you doing things you fools the issue of opening any kind of structure erected by

Thomas
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These roads has been started by JB not APM. Pls APM continue the road from Edingeni to Kamteteka Bridge

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