Minister Ben Phiri launches Msikawanjala—Nansomba tarmac road: Nankhumwa hails APM

Minister  of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Malunga Phiri on Friday, May 8, 2020 officially launched construction of a modern tarmac road that will connect Nansomba in Mulanje Central constituency and Msikawanjala in Mulanje Bale.

New norm of greeting: Ben Phiri and Nankhumwa
Minister Phiri cuts the ribbon to launch the road project

 

Ben Phiri:  Government is focused on development
Nankhuwa speaking at the event
Ben Phiri, Nankhumwa and Musowa: All smiles
Chief Chikumbu grateful for the road construction project

According to the contractor, Plem Construction, work on the road has already started and that they envisage it would take about four months to complete.

Phiri said it is the wish of President Peter Mutharika that the country has a good road network because good roads infrastructure facilitates movement of people allowing social interaction.

“Most importantly, President Mutharika realizes that a good road network facilitates the movement of goods, particularly produce in areas such as this one, and services, creating many social and economic opportunities for the ordinary citizens,” said the minister, who was accompanied by Mulanje Central and Mulanje Bale legislators, Kondwani Nankhumwa and Victor Musowa.

Phiri, who also toured the newly-built state-of-the-art Msikawanjala Market, said the new road shall create a lot of business opportunities for the people of the area and attract investors from cities including from abroad.

He encouraged the people of the area to come out in large numbers and vote for President Mutharika during the forthcoming July 2, fresh presidential election in order to ensure continued social and economic development.

In his remarks, Nankhumwa, who is also Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister and governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for Southern Region, hailed the minister for his hardworking spirit that has seen numerous development projects sprouting since he was appointed to his ministry.

“Through you, I wish to thank President Mutharika for the love he has for his people and the country. We, particularly here in Mulanje, have benefitted immensely through his national development drive. We have electricity almost everywhere, running water, health facilities, you name it. Please, convey our sincere appreciation,” said Nankhumwa.

Other speakers included Senior Chief Chikumbu, MP Musowa and Malango Botomani, Director of Rural Development, among others.

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Malume Chakwelagalu
Malume Chakwelagalu
9 months ago

DPP and UDF will win the election and its assured of this….zikandani machende anuwo..thinking you will win the election…to hell with u all..mapazi anu

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Dpp will never win this election

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Substandard roads being constructed by dppmec,,,,,,,,shame on you dpp

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera

In the history of Malawi Udf and Dpp have never lost elections whilst in power. We go again 2 July

Limbuli
Limbuli
9 months ago

Tarmac roads in remote rural area in Mulanje. Here
where I live, in GULLIVER Area 49 we have no tarmac roads for many years. What criteria do you uause? e?

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Limbuli

Simple: nepotism!

Chikafu
Chikafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Limbuli

A Limbuli, nthawi ino timasamala kumene kumachokera mavoti, uko mumuuze wa Tonse alliance, chifukwa ndi amene amapeza mavoti ambiri kumeneko.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Limbuli

Mulakho first.

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago

@Mangochi
And 2nd, 3rd……then nobody in between the again Mulhankho at number 10

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera
Reply to  Limbuli

Mesa ku Nsundwe ndiku Kasiya akakumangilani mseu mumawukumba. Kuyikapo Nyau kumalanda anthu ndalama.

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