Minister Mhango assures construction works on Chiweta- Mlowe Road to commence soon

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango has assured people in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mwamlowe in Rumphi that plans are at advanced stage for the commencement of the construction of the Chiweta-Mlowe Road.

Minister of Transport Jappie Mhango: Malawi government is committed to providing good roads

He gave the assurance Wednesday when he addressed a meeting at Mlowe Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mwamlowe in Rumphi.

Mhango who is also Member of Parliament for Rumphi North Constituency said most of the preparatory works for the projects have been completed and that construction works would commence soon.

“Government is committed to bring the basic social amenities closer to the rural masses by providing good road networks for easy transport and communication,” he explained.

Mhango said once completed, the road would facilitated development in the area besides reducing urban migration as communities will easily access social services within their own neighborhood.

TA Mwamlowe pointed out that poor road network hinder communities especially expectant mothers from accessing health services at referral hospitals.

He said the Chiweta-Mlowe Road which is about 15 kilometres is vital to the development of the area as it connects to Tcharo where most people rely on fishing as their source of livelihood.

“We do not have a public health facility. We only have a health facility which belongs to Christian Health Association of Malawi and most of the people cannot afford to access services at this facility,” TA Mwamlowe added.

He said communities at Tcharo are denied access to information as the area has no mobile network.

In response, the Transport Minister said government has already engaged mobile service providers, Telecom Networks Malawi (TNM) and Airtel Malawi to consider installing a tower to service the area

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4 years ago

Kodi at these rallies, are people allowed to ask questions? Because obviously what this minister was saying is nonsense and has too many loopholes.
Was the road budgeted for?
How much was budgeted for?
When you say works will start soon, what does that mean, because Jesus is also coming soon?
When were the tenders advertised and which contractor won the bid?

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
4 years ago

iam not a fan of DPP,but the astonishment announcement of CHIWETA-MLOWE ROAD by Minister Mhango following my last piece in Nyasanet 3 days ago,has come as a surprise and shock.Rumphi East has had almost 5 MPs,the last one being Kamlepo Karua,but no one cared about this piece of road which is 11KM long.I and my fellow Malawians from the NORTH IN DIASPORA,We recommend the steps taken by the government and hope that it is not an election campaign,it is high time develoments come to the North not that we are begging but,it is our right whether the government wants it… Read more »

4 years ago

kkkkkkk The Government will construct the road from Chiweta-Mlomwe.This man must be ashamed of himself,that road it has been there since the day of Kamuzu Banda now he is fooling people by saying the Government is going to construct the road.Its only 15km road and had it been the government was serious with its program they could have put tarmac sometime back.It was in 1998 the last time i was in Mlowe using that gravel road from Chiweta to Mlowe and i am so surprised that up today the road is yet to be tarred.Thats nosense to hear this from… Read more »

4 years ago

One day this guy will tell Northerners “that the president has promised me we are BRINGING the MOON to the North”.
I wonder why people even bother to go attend his rallies. Anthu aku Rumphi North nanu masankhasankha!!! He will one day AUCTION you munthu uyu!.
In fact with the caliber of some deserving people from the North (level of academia and integrity) isn’t it an INSULT to Northerners that this guy is even a minister? Anthu inu?

4 years ago

When is “soon”. DPP is renown for posturing and rhetoric with no results on the ground. Just make sure that if you indeed construct the road, that is high-end, durable and long-lasting. Don’t let any of your officials take any type of “20% facilitation fees”. The road construction should commence before May 2019 otherwise we will take it as campaigning.

Shit hole
Shit hole
4 years ago

Mmogzi mwama ministers osadalilika mu dziko.Sample yake ndi iyi.Kaya ngati azawinaso

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