Minister Ben Phiri commissions construction of Khonjeni road in Thyolo

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development  Ben Malunga Phiri, on Sunday presided over the ground breaking for the commencement of the construction of the road from Thyolo Boma to Khonjeni in Thyolo Central Constituency, in which he is also its Member of Parliament.

Assurance from construction crew
Inspection of road
Minister Phiri (2nd from left) with the contractors

At cost of K917,481,976.03, to be constructed by China Railway 20 (CR20) Bureau Group Corporation, the 6km project is expected to be completed by April 2020.

The ceremony held at the junction to Khonjeni Road just after Thyolo Boma was also graced by Thyolo Thava MP Mary Thom Navicha, who is Minister of Gender as well as Traditional Authurity (TA) Mchilamwera and his Senior Chief Kapichi.

Also in attendance was Malawi’s Roads Authority board chairperson Brown James Mpinganjira and District Council chairperson, Councillor George Jailos.

Minister  Phiri assured the gathering that the road, that is set to connect them with businesses coming from all the way from Nsanje and Chikwawa districts, is all set to be completed by the dateline set of this month up to April next year.

“Please be patient, this is just a ground breaking event. A road construction is a very complex process but it will be done as promised to to by your President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.

“However, these constructors have come to give us development. Please don’t steal building materials so that they give us the best they have promised,” he said.

He also said the pledge of a stadium will also be fulfilled, saying the construction was waiting for the demolishing of houses that that were around the land in order to relocate those people who were in the houses.

On her part, Navicha said the road, that goes through Senior Chief Kapichi inT/A Mchilamwera’s area and set to connect with the rehabilitation of rail from Limbe to Makhanga, has always given headaches for the locals.

“This area is a business hub in as far as transportation for agricultural products such as peas, potatoes, cassava, sugarcane and bananas is concerned,” she said. “It was a headache for farmers especially in rainy season but once completed we will be at peace.”

One of the social amenities that Phiri provided for Khonjeni are enhancement of Khonjeni health centre through an ambulance, solar electricity, building extra primary school blocks, bridges and also the provision of a youth resource centre.

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Napepe
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Napepe

Mchira wako tinawuonabe ben. Iwe ndi Kasaira ndi makina

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Osamapitiriza kumaliza miseu mwayamba 21 km ija bwanji ya Tsangano, Njakwa, ndi Chingale Masaula road? Koma Thyolo, Thyolo, Mulanje Mulanje & Phalombe basi zitukukozo?

Kambewa Chisale
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Was this road construction approved by Parliament?

Nafenso
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Nafenso

This is really good but it is being confined in one region. When Wandale says we should divide this small but overpopulated country… you say he is mad? Sweeping, cleaning and furnishing only the bedroom is madness!

Chinthu Chawaka Chimulirenji
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Chinthu Chawaka Chimulirenji

Why constructing roads in Thyolo district only???? The M1 road between Lumbadzi to Kasungu is a death trap yet yet these people are not doing anything about it!!!

Frederick
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Frederick

This is an MP for this area. I guess u also have an MP in your area under concern. Thumbs Up Ben Phiri. A long awaited project.

Pitala
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Pitala

Who told you that ntchito ya MP ndikupereka chitukuko? This is abusing of resources and power. Tonse timakhoma misonkho. Misewu mukunyadirayo kwinakunso ndiyofunika. Inuyo man simungamangoyendera Ku Thyolo kwanu kokhako. Muzatipeza kwathu kuno kopanda zitukuko kuno mukudutsira kumapita ku TZ kukatenga ziphapha. Pamenepo ndipomwe mudzazindikire kufunika kogawa zitukuko mosakondera. Mxiiiiii!

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Cholo,cholo,cholo aikako stadium. Mwaza ,neno ,nchisi,dowa ,nchinji zili ku zambia?
Kutimata phula uku. Anthu kumasekelela kuti kuli cotukuko

Steve Banda
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Steve Banda

Thats good development chitukuko ndiye ndichikufunika.