Minister Jappie dismisses VP Chilima charges on Njakwa-Livingstonia Road

Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango has denies charges by State Vice President and UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima on the  progress of much touted  75-kiometer Njakwa-Livingstonia Road  project.

Mhango: Mota-Egil subcontracted other sections to Sawa Group

Speaking during a televised rally at Bumba Primary School in Rumphi on March 9 as UTM presidential candidate after touring the road, Chilima said he felt sorry for President Peter Mutharika for being told lies about the status of the project.

“I feel sorry for the President, Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika. He is being told lies about the Njakwa Livingstonia road. They are lying to him that the road is tarred. We were there we travelled on that road, there is no tar and how do you lie to the President of the country about this? I feel sorry for the President,” said Chilima.

“If it were in the time of the late Dr Kamuzu Banda and the late Bingu Mutharika, we would have new ministers because of this scandal,” added Chilima.

But in reaction, minister Mhango took reporters on a tour to the road on Wednesday to witness “progress”.

Mhango told reporters that a section of 13.8 kilometres of the 75.8km road has been upgraded to bitumen standard. The minister said earthworks are at various levels.

“If we say earthworks are at various levels it means there is progress. Tarmac is the final product of the works. So, for Chilima to say there is no progress that is not true,” said Mhango.

 

The minister said Mota-Egil as the main contractor, subcontracted other sections to Sawa Group and Zam’mbuyo Construction companies to speed up works with expectation to finish the project next year.

But Chilima said  UTM will finish Livingstonia-Njakwa Road and other roads “as we are getting in government this coming May.”

President Mutharika launched the four-year project in March 2015.

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concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Four years only 13 km done yet, the 75 km was supposed to have been completed in the four years that has just elapsed. Mukufuna kukhalabe mboma kuti mudzamalize kwatsalako ? Pepani nthawi yatha. Ena adzamaliza kwatsalako. Ukanama ,sikuchedwa kucha Kkkkkkkkkkkk !!!!

Truth pains
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Truth pains

the road is not tarred that’s what Chilima Said. Have you heard Jappie refuting this? Jappie said there is progress on earthing and ground work. Kodi nsewu wathala umakhala wadothi? Nosense Mhango

Ida
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Ida

Am not a fan of Chilima but whatever he said about the road is very true. I was in Rumphi in FEbruary but i saw nothing special on the road. Jappie you are a liar

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

It’s good that DPP LIES are now being exposed. The biggest problem with DPP is that they thrive on parading lies and fool people. Does it even make sense a 75 km road should be subcontracted to 2 companies.
Who is Jappie trying to fool? Ndiye kuti omanga culverts ndi wina, opanga earthworks is another contractor, then how much did the whole project cost? Is Mortal Ingil going to make any profit?
Lies, lies, lies synonymous with DPP

BigMan
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BigMan

What are you defending here Jappie? 3 KM over 5 years??? you ought to resign.

Central
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Central

Mr Mhango amene mukuwanamizirawo ndi abale anu! Truth be told! You told APM at a rally that your Ministry ‘ve done 40%. Now I thought doing 13.8 km out of the 76.8 km translates to 18.2% of the works done!! Worse titati titengele zimene ena akunena kuti you’ve done 2.5 km of the 76.8 km which translates to 3.3% of the road done , are you happy with that? Is that not the same as cheating the president as Chilima is putting it? Tiyeni Mr Mhango tizikonda dziko lathu pochepetsa mabodza ngati anuwaaaaaaaaa. Mukuchitazi Mr Mhango ndi ndale zopusa kapena… Read more »

Bristone Mabichi
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Bristone Mabichi

Tabene tikumanya kuti Jappie wakuteta, yipharenge nivoti pa 21/5. Ine wa kuThunda kulije ivyo iwe Mhango ukuyowoya, utesi uleke lyanga waka ndalama zako uko.

Elikana mmbaya
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Taking Malawians for Granted / fools ! Where is mombera university ? Where is mzuzu airport ? Where is mzuzu stadium ? Where is Rumphi TTC ? Where is mzuzu youth centre ? CONCLUSION # BYE ! BYE !

Paulos M Sakala
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It sad that Jappie Mhango is pairing again .Its not 13km of Jakwa Livingstonia road is attacked .Its only 2.5 km

Bob Finye
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Bob Finye

I said it before, and I am saying it again: UTM is a bunch of liars. Chilima said “not a single centimetre has been butimised”. But from the comments here, that is not true. He is the greatest liar with no traces of morals.

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