Lilongwe bus depot renovations excite commuters

Commuters who normally use the Lilongwe Bus Depot have expressed happiness with the renovations currently underway at the main bus terminal in the capital city.

The new shower room and toilet under construction

The depot which was an eye sore, had been in a state of disrepair with security walls crumbling, bus shelters getting rusty, toilets in unusable state and even surrounding roads full of potholes.

But a visit to the deport on Thursday revealed a different picture with the walls reconstructed and painted, new toilets being constructed andthe road being repaired.

Various travelers we spoke to said they could have preferred if the depot was moved to another spacious place but still the renovations were very  welcome.

“This place was built a long time ago and it was being neglected. Imagine part of the walls were crumbling on their own, the toilets are filthy and even the shelters could not provide enough shield especially when it is raining. Now that renovations have started we hope they will be completed soon,” said Ntcheu-based Chipiliro Phiri.

Another commuter Benson Gwanyasa of Dowa said it was relief that a new toilet building  is being built and the bus shelters have also been given attention because hundreds of people pass through the depot on a daily basis.

An official from National Bus Company the establishments which oversees Wenela, Lilongwe and Mzuzu bus terminals said the new toilet building will also have shower rooms and a changing to cater for travellers who normally want to change clothes in transit.

National Bus Company Managing Director Leston Mulli is on record to have said that the company would spend millions of Kwacha to make the depot user friendly.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Tisagone amalawi azathu.amati conco akangolowa m boma .ife tikadasekelela zimbudzi akumangazi io amacoka basi the rest of the money ndi za ma trip abroad fpr personal shopping and holidays. Mark my words.
How shit the bus depot loolk like. Its all vendors work. Pa entry gate bwanji?
55 years.
Go to wenela,total bullshot yet we get councillors who are busy dressing up to show off, azimai nkati.
No wonder ma dc amakakozetsa galimoto with a k1 million kwaca and the board just look at him next thing he buys them 3 bags of maize and they shut up. Stinky arses

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Stinking bus depot. No standards. No proper busse for the public exxecept those who more have plundered the public funds to buy coaches of which the tax payer cant afford to use them.
No tangible public facility for the locals even local bed and breakfast so people can find shelter while away from their homes. Cheaper ones at least.
Ma hotel ndi a mabwana and paying the tax payers money. And no public toilet unless mavenda akumbe azilipilitsa.
Total SHITTTTTT

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

WAS IT BEEN A BAD IDEA TO MOVE THIS TO LILONGWE COMMUNITY GROUND, YOUTH/ SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR LCG MOVED TO KAMUZU INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS AND EXTEND LLW MAIN MARKET TO THE CURRENT BUS TERMINAL (MENTIONED AREAS TO BE IMPROVISED) AS IT WAS SUGGESTED SOMETIME BACK?

ADDITIIONALLY, OTHER MAJOR CENTRES (HIGHLY POPULATED ONES) SHOULD HAVE PROPER PASSENGER COACH FACILITIES NOT ROAD JUNCTIONS ETC

FOR THOSE WHO CAN LET’S CHANNEL THIS TO THE COUNCIL (OR IS IT AN ASSEMBLY OF COUNCILLORS)

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

U are right LL Market needs expansion and your suggestions are brilliant.
City should also move fast to tell people if the market being constructed opposite LWB Head office is legal. Let people construct permanent good looking structures and not shacks just because they are unsure of the legality of the market. It will even be good if enclosed in a boundary brickwall fence to prevent chaotic scenes along Chinsapo/Chigwiri road.