Lack of machinery delays road construction — Minister

Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango says most of road construction projects has delayed because PVHO has run out of construction equipment due to high demand.

Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango showing President Mutharika the progress of the dual carriageway in Lilongwe 

Mhango said this in parliament on Tuesday during question time as some back benchers wanted to find out why there were delays in the construction of some roads and bridges.

“PVHO (Plant and Vehicle Hiring Organisation) is overstretched. It does not have the construction machinery anymore because all of them have been hired out, this is what has put some road construction projects on hold,” he said.

He said the construction works on such projects would resume after the heavy construction machinery are available.

“The government is working hard to ensure that all road projects are complete on time,” he said.

The government has embarked on a number of road and bridge construction projects as way of canvassing votes for President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) ahead of the high contentious tripartite elections on May 21  2019.

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Dagobert
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Dagobert

I would rather say : Lack of will power and putting priorities right , is the reason for delay, Mr Mango!
Unfortunately, the money you use for campaigning is not available for infrastructure development!

dausi
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dausi

zi guys are just thieves kupanga zintu zosalongosoka now akukamila mpando for what , the people promise in 2016 kuti Vito lamagesi by 2018 likala latelatu now we are in 2018 nothing has been done and its wose they are saying by 2021 Vuto lamagesi silikalapo they will finish that , angofuna atipusise apeze mavoti azikwela ndege ndindalamazo , its a primier bet game akangowina you will never see them uzingova basi takayendela nchito yayamba akachopa nchito kuima Malawians wake 2019 votes idule kwambiri the laziest should go out of this government

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

When Govt is offering a contructor to construct a road they look at capability of that company not approving more than one company who have indicated that they shall hire old rusty machinery from PVHO. What Jappie & his boss are doing is just reaping us left right while all Malawians are phwiiii busy kuluka mikanda ya azimai athu azitchena usiku, can u imagine APM stole K145mn, fertilizer & malata subsidy angogawana ndalama osaoneka zinthu zake, roads quotations tripple or quaudrapled & Chaponda maize saga was DPP’s executive cooked plan. Look at the yellow vest in France they didnt go… Read more »

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