Leave public infrastructure naming to Parliament, says commentator Mkamanga

A social commentator has said the government should leave the naming of public infrastructure to parliament or any other independent body.

Emily Mkamanga

Emily Mkamanga, a MzuzuUniversity based social commentator said the current arrangement whereby traditional leaders can make the decision is prone to abuse.

This follows  Paramount Chief Kawinga’s pronouncement that that tax-payer funded Liwonde-Mangochi Road be renamed Peter Mutharika Highway.

“It is improper for anyone just to wake up and decide on the names of public infrastructure. This is just political. The people who make such pronouncements just want to gain favours from their political masters,” said Mkamanga.

Chief Timbiri of Nkhata Bay made similar pronouncements during the official opening of the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road but people shun calling the road Peter Mutharika Highway.

Roads Authority spokesperson Portia Kajanga said the duty of her organization is to construct roads, saying the naming of roads lies in the hands of the Office of the President and Cabinet and ministry of Transport and Public Works.

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Madando case
Madando case
3 years ago

Why public infratracture naming APM dont you know that its our taxes? Chiefs you have to know kuti the mangochi road its not APM built that road its our money mind you

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

Cimulilenji international airport

3 years ago

Hehehehehehe Nsanje ndi dzina la mseu lomwe? Koma zafikapo ndithu. Anthu ambiri akumvadi kuwawa ngati akudya Tsabola. Mupita nayo kuti nsanje imeneyi. Ndithu mudzingoonda basi.

Truth Pains
3 years ago
Reply to  Ndede

Ukunama ayitse so all the roads constructed by our tax should be named after him Peter Muntharika, is what u want??? Peter this and Peter that in the whole country as if he uses his personal savings. This is our money and no one , am saying no one should credit him/ herself for doing the job we employed them. We have so many meaning Malawians, I mean real freedom fighters of this country whose names are not honored , why not naming it after there names but u want to name someone who run away to America while his… Read more »

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