Malawi govt delays start of Mzuzu airport construction

People of Mzuzu are expressing concern over delays to construct Mzuzu airport, eight month after President Peter Mutharika toured the construction site.

President Arthur Peter Mutharika visited the site of new Mzuzu airport at Lusangazi

Mutharika, during the visit, promised the people that construction works would start as soon as he left the place.

Ministry of Transport spokesperson James Chakwera said the delays are due to the late compensation of the people whose 230 hectare of land was now taken by the government at Lusangadzi.

Chakwera said the government set aside K1 billion for the exercise of giving out compensation.

He said the construction will start with the 90 hectares of land first after the compensation exercise is over.

The opposition and government critics accuse the Mutharika administration of planting foundation stones in the run up to the elections, projects which never take place, an allegation denied by the government.

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HoRror
HoRror
3 years ago

I started hearing abt this project when I was in form 4.. that was in 2001.. bt nothing has happened… It was first to be at mchengautuwa… then Lusangazi.. my conclusion is pple from north keep on dreaming.. The so called airport is just for campaign tool..

Saulos
Saulos
3 years ago

Know that one day God will answer northerners.You can’t be victimizing northerners like this. You’ve imposed quota system on them,you’re constructing 11 kilometers long dual carriageway in Blantyre while you give Mzuzu 600 mitres long carriageway ,you’ve laid foundation stones for the youth centre in Mzuzu for 3 times, nothing is happening, the Mombera university and now the airport

angoni apaphata
angoni apaphata
3 years ago

Palibe chachilendo. Tazolowera izi

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

The MK1 billion compensation has been misappropriated so the project won’t start. This will be the case with all projects where the head of state or ministers have planted foundation stones. All funds are being diverted to funding political campaigns so nothing left for development between now and May 2019.

Waku Gauteng
Waku Gauteng
3 years ago

Liars

URIM AND THUMIM
URIM AND THUMIM
3 years ago

BUT GOODAL SAID GVT
HAS EXTRA BILLIONS JUST HANGING SOMEWHERE — GVT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THE MONEY —WHY CAN’T YOU USE THE MONEY TO BUILD A STATE OF ART AIRPORT IN MZUZU WHICH WILL ATTRACT VISITORS –WHY DO WE VICTIMISE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS UP NORTH ??? IS NORTH NOT MALAWI ??AND MOREOVER WE HAVE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE
FROM OTHER REGIONS LIVING -STUDYING -WORKING- DOING BUSINESSES –CUTTING TIMBER AT CHIKANGAWA- AND THE LIKE —
LET’S THINK POSITIVE AS ONE PEOPLE ONE NATION –GOD WILL BLESS MOTHER MALAWI —

URIM AND THUMIM
URIM AND THUMIM
3 years ago

THIS IS A PRIORITY TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE NORTH —IF THE NGWAZI /BINGU WAS ALIVE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED LONG TIME AGO HE WAS A MAN OF VISION —
A LOT OF VISITORS WANT TO COME AND SEE NYIKA DIRECT FROM EUROPE TO MZUZU BUT
COZ OF MYOPIC THINKING SOMEBODY IS PULLING DOWN
THE IDEA OF AIRPORT IN
MZUZU –When is DEVELOPMENT’S COMING TO MALAWI THEN ?? IF WE CAN’T DO IT NOW ??

Mas ter
Mas ter
3 years ago

Government plans are like family plans we cannot accuse it on long term projects by and by it will start and finish
Those who says no on the opposition they have to tell where they will get the money and finish it within a day
Too much talking because they want votes but believe that they will not finish even one road or university blocks in 4 years of term
Gather more water in your eyes to cry if you choose to adhere to

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