Malawi govt petitioned on completion of Lumbadzi-Dowa-Chezi road upgrading

Concerned citizens of Dowa District have petitioned Malawi government demanding for completion of Lumbadzi –Dowa-Chezi Road upgrading saying it is currently in a pathetic state .

Concerned citizens presenting the petition
Concerned citizens presenting the petition
Dowa people demand road upgrade
Dowa people demand road upgrade

Speaking when presenting the petition at parliament building in Lilongwe on Friday, one of the Concerned Citizens, Abraham Liwonde said Lack of Tarmac Road is causing social and economic challenges in the district.

“Dowa has one referral hospital and situated at the Boma. We have a big challenge to connect to the Boma more especially during the rainy season. Many people fail to access the hospital as the road condition has made the transport charges more expensive, patients are in many cases referred to Salima or Ntchisi depending on which side of the district they come from”, he said

Liwonde said farmers have had hard times to transport their commodities to the main markets and this have negatively affected them as they access markets very late and eventually making them poor .He added that lack of tarmac road has eventually made the district head office isolated, deserted and inaccessible.

Dowa east Member of Parliament Chimwendo Banda said members of parliament from Dowa have been pushing for the completion of the road in parliament but to no avail.

“As members of parliament from Dowa we have been pushing for it in parliament but nothing has happened and these people are tired of waiting for answers because they are entitled to tarmac road and that the road is in pathetic situation,” he said.

Receiving the petition, Chairperson of Transport and Public Infrastructure in parliament committee Victor White Mbewe said he will hand in the petition to relevant authorities .

Some of the demand in the petition are that people from Dowa are demanding for immediate allocation of adequate funds towards completion of the project and that contractors must re-open the camp site and resume road works as this has denied employment to the people of Dowa and has impacted on the economic activities of people living along the said road.

They also demand for the reversal of the decision to curtail the road project only up to Dowa district council headquarters saying it must proceed as planned to Chezi.

 

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puludzu
7 years ago

That’s the way we do anthu aku Dowa akangopanga FWIIIIIIIIIIIIII wanthu fodya kolowela naye mkuzambia basi. We shall stand up and demand what is ours.

DICKSON WANDAWANDA
7 years ago

IF U DONT FINISH THIS ROAD DONT DARE COME AGAIN FOR ANOTHER ELECTION CHAMPAIGN TAKWIYA NANU.

Matandani
Matandani
7 years ago

The late Bingu used this project as a campaign tool during his first term and that is why almost the whole Dowa voted for DPP in his second term in 2009. The problem with Malawi is that politicians politise everything when they are in power forgetting that even those in opposition pay taxes too. Why should government start to implement a new project in another area when there are some projects halvely or quarterly done. If we are all to support the government of the day for our started projects to finish, then its the same of going back to… Read more »

Kaliati Galu
Kaliati Galu
7 years ago

Ma MP kumeneku ndiolephera, nanga mpaka anthu kuyenda mpaka ku Parliament?

Zebe
Zebe
7 years ago

This is how we were supposed to go about things. Let’s demand what we deserve. I agree with others that let’s who are saying if nothing is done all tobacco from Dowa should be sold to Zambia because our own Government is failing to appreciate our contribution to the economy.

HUDSON SCARIOT
7 years ago

Tatopa nanu inu anthu ankhaza opanda chikondi timalizileni mseu wathu mwachangu musanaone zokhoma. WE’RE TIRED

here we go again
here we go again
7 years ago

very pathetic indeed, the road was planned to be finished in 2011 and the funding was aleady there, can somone tell us where did the money go? As the road still stand unfinished. finish our road mr president. No selection when giving project.

cheyo the real northerner

In agreement with black market.

Mtunga
7 years ago

Ndalama za mitsonkho pa fodya olimidwa maboma a Dowa, Lilongwe, Kasungu, Mzimba, Mchinji kufikira Rumphi ndizomwe zikugwiritsidwa ntchito pamanga misewu, zipatala zing’onozing’ono ku maboma achilomwe monga Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo ndi Chiradzulo. Alimi afodya azanga ulendo uno tiyeni tonse tikagulitse fodya wathu ku Zambia. Alomwe asiyeni azidya malama za tiyi ndi nandolo wawo.

Makala a Tsanya
Makala a Tsanya
7 years ago

We need action kungoti Alomwenu mwanyanya tsankho mukumuposano Mtumbuka. Mulibe manyazi mukamasankhana ndikumapatsana maudindo konzani msewu Mchewa wakwiya sakumvanso za ndondomeko zanu zosayendazo

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