Minister spells out plans to decongest Malawi’s capital

Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango says his Ministry is geared to end congestions  in the Capital City Lilongwe.

Lilongwe dual carriage way

Mhango was responding to calls from the general public asking government to decongest the roads especially in the Lilongwe City.

In the past Blantyre used to have more vehicles but now it looks Lilongwe has overtaken from the commercial city in terms of the figures.

Mhango said the Ministry is aware that Malawians are taking longer to travel in the cities. He said the situation is bad in Lilongwe.

“In the first place, we have dualised the road from Parliament to Bingu Stadium with interchangeable roundabouts this mean that once the project is done, it means we will have no congestions when going or coming from work in those areas,” said Mhango.

Mhango said government has already sourced money for dualisation of  road from Cross Roads to Kamuzu International Airport through Chinese Government Grant.

He said Ministry has lined up plans to construct dual carriage road from Petroda Biwi to Cross Roads Hotel.

Other roads on the plans according to the minister includes; Kamuzu Centra Round About to Mobile Police C Division Company commonly known as Mzimba Road and Kamuzu Central Hospital to Paul Kagame Road.

He added: “Having said that, the ministry has also plans to construct a dual carriage way from Cross Roads to Kanengo and this road is known as Kaunda.”

Meanwhile, Mhango says the influx of vehicles in the country mean that Malawians have some cash to buy disposable assets like vehicles under the leadership of President Peter Mutharika.

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Political leaders and especially those in government should have learnt a lesson that you don’t plan to solve an immediate challenge but rather plan for the future. We all know that all the three cities will be highly populated with vehicles in the next 5-10-20 years. Their plans should be well coordinated in terms of infrastructure to support such increase in population, commercial businesses, water & sanitation, energy needs, schools, hospitals etc. someone should already be sitting with how these cities are going to look like in 5-10-20 years from now. without this, ministers will be caught with their pants… Read more »

Lottie
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Lottie

Lets hope that the quality of the roads will be acceptable. Some of Malawi roads are really pathetic. One wonders who recruits these civil engineers and on what criteria?

Bob
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Bob

Pipe dreams

lovemycountry
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lovemycountry

We need fly overs dual carriage are outdated! Developed countries like USA still get traffic jams with 8 lanes. We need fly overs and underground tunnels for future generation! Chilima already said Intercity trams and city to city trains you old idiots. UTM woyeee.

Henry
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Those are long time plans.
Please tar the road that goes behind Parliament building to area 18A through Kamuzu Statue.
Make a road/bridge from area 47 sector 4 to the road that goes to Bingu Stadium from Area 18 round about.
Make a road that crosses Lilongwe River from Malangalanga to Escom. If you do that people will appreciate

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

A perfectly good story has been spoiled at the end with the mention of Peter Mutharika.

Wa DPP
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anyone can have plans but we want action and please give back our money 145,000,000

Pita Wa Kuba
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Pita Wa Kuba

Mr Jappie,,,, all what you are saying are lies,,,,, we know mumakatenga ma 10percent ku mota,,, give us our 145,000,000

Nkhalamba Zachepa
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Nkhalamba Zachepa

true tru

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