Linga Dam construction registers good progress: Minister Mchacha impressed

Over 10 000 youth in the districts of Nkhatabay and Nkhotakota are expected to benefit from an ambitious project called Agriculture Infrastructure and Youth in Agribusiness, thanks to Malawi government.

Minister of Irrigation and Water Development Charles Mchacha toured the construction site of Linga Dam in Nkhatabay

This has been disclosed after Minister of Irrigation and Water Development Charles Mchacha toured the construction site of Linga Dam in Nkhatabay.

Among other things the project which is currently in phase 1 is set to increase area under Irrigation by one thousand nine hundred forty five (1940) hectares for both Linga and Dwambazi in Nkhotakota.

Speaking after inspecting the project Mchacha accompanied by his Deputy Eshter Majaza said unemployment amongst the youth remains a challenge in Malawi hence the project has come at opportune time.

“I’m told this project its specific objectives among others is to expand opportunities in Agriculture and agri-business to rural youth, this is a good development considering that unemployment levels amongst the youth is very high” Mchacha said.

Mchacha said he is impressed with the progress made especially with the construction of two large scale irrigation schemes that will enhance youth participation in agribusiness.

“Our President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has been championing a number of interventions aimed at transforming lives of young people in Malawi including those in rural areas hence this project I believe it’s a game changer for youth of Nkhatabay and Nkhotakota,” he said.

In his remarks Senior Chief Fukamapiri of Nkhatabay hailed President  Mutharika’s government for the project.

The construction of Linga dam once completed is expected to irrigate one thousand hectares.

The Agriculture Infrastructure and Youth in agribusiness project has four components namely irrigation infrastructure and catchment management, value addition and youth entrepreneurship in agriculture, agro-coorporative development for employability and project management.

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2 years ago

Malawi can do better if only we can stop choking each other as such viable developments will not only benefit the rulling party but rather it will benefit ALL of us as Malawians. I personally give credit to the one who initiated this project and I hope it will be finished without critised and I know for sure that only the hatres will do that.

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
2 years ago

Ndikamamva kuti Mchacha ndi minister zimandimvetsa chisoni kwambiri, Malawi is indeed doomed, it’s become a joke seriously, unfortunately at the same time I can understand it’s only possible in malawi…….that’s why masiku ano azungu let alone other African nations akamatitseka n call us stupid I totally understand…….

2 years ago

Dunderhead what is he doing

Kalulu Wadwala
2 years ago

Otukwana uja . Koma ku malawi

Mr Truth Pains
2 years ago

Good development, the way to go. I recommend where positive things are being done, I criticise and reject corruption

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