Mozambique continues to stand on Bingu colour dream Nsanje Inland Port project

Malawi Government has accused Mozambique of standing on the way of former president Bingu wa Mutharika’s signature dream project of Nsanje Inland Port now adopted by President Peter Mutharika.

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Spokesperson for the ministry of Transport and Public Works James Chakwera said a Sadc feasibility study cleared the government to start the waterway project.

“The Sadc feasibility study is in support of the project but it is Mozambique that is rejecting it,” he said.

He said Mozambique continues to describe the Nsanje World Inland Port as non viable.

Chakweta said Malawi is failing to proceed with its own feasibility study because of the resistance from Mozambique.

“The onus is now on the political leadership from the two countries, President Mutharika and his Mozambican counterpart,” he said.

The issue came into limelight recently when Mutharika told the IMF deputy managing director that the project stands to benefit Mozambique and Zambia as well.

The President  marketed the project ahead of the 2019 campaign as he promised to complete the project once voted into power in 2014.

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe also said the government has set aside some funds for the project in this year’s K1.3 trillion budget.

However, he has not said how much the government has factored in.

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bingu
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very stupid country iever seen why they allow Mozambican to do want ever they want n when it comes to u they denie Malawi will loose everything one of these days.mukutipangisa manyazi ndimanyi anu mumapangawo boma liyenera litseke njanji kaye mozambic ikalora ndimadzi nanfenso tilore ndi sitimazawo.kodi bwanji mayikowa amatitola chonchi? bomano liyenera lizipangapo kanthu tatopanawo.

sokonombwe
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Please, the government of Malawi should just put on paper asking Mozambique for us to use their water. If Mozambique responds in writing that they don’t want that then we should stop and forget about that.That means from now on wards we should not allow these Portuguese to use our land or soil or water or air. After all how did mozambique obtain person to dig our soil through their railways. If mozambique used direct approach for railway development, Goodall should also use direct approach for waterways.Any negative letter to this, that letter should be preserved for future use in… Read more »
Aphiri
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Please Government don’t cheat the ordinary villagers that Mozambique is blocking your dreams. This will only increase the hatred between ordinary people from Mozambique and malawi as to say the truth that project is not viable . The water levels will not hold vessels as you claim. Think like business people please

Ndatopa Ndine
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Why are lying to Malawians? Which SADC feasibility study? The only prefeasibility study to be completed put the project cost at US$6.4billion and that was in 2011. You were told to set up joint commission with Mozambique because 90% of the waterway is in Mozambique.

With no port at Zambezi river mouth ir means relying on Beira port which meant it is cheaper to use Nsanje-Beira railway line.

The truth is that the Nsanje Slab was just used to steal and launder money. It will NEVER see the light of the day.

CHIMVQ
Guest

Port port port
Sitima zake zimenezo
Guys ??
Olo kukolera nsomba
Zimenezo ??

Aasssssssssssssaaaasssaaa
Nkona maxambique itokanapo

mangochi
Guest

So what???You are failing to take the Northern paart of the lake from TZ and you want to start another war with Mozambique? Akufinyanitu. These guys are not people to play with.

chikoti
Guest

Akewo nae a kilimani..za nzawo salabadira

Kenkkk
Guest

Keep on fooling Lowe Shire people. You dpp thieves.

concerned citizen
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AM VERY MUCH SURPRISED WHY FINANCE MINISTER ALLOCATED FUNDS UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT FOR THAT MATTER INTO NSANJE PORT WHEN MOZAMBIQUE IS NOT INTERESTED.MR GOODALL GONDWE ARE YOU BEING REALISTIC AND TRANSPERENT HERE? I CALL UPON NEWS REPORTERS AND MEDIA HOUSES TO FOLLOW UP SO THAT ANY DIRTY TRICKS TO DIVERT FUNDS IS EXPOSED AND HALTED.WE URGE PARLIAMENTARIANS TO DO THE NEEDFUL SO THAT NO SINGLE TAMBALA IS STOLEN FOR CAMPAIGN FOR 2019 ELECTIONS BECOZ THESE ARE SOME SIGNS OF MOVES OF NOT BEING TRANSPARENT WITH THE TAXPAYERS MONEY.Revelations that someone in DPP led gvt said Nsanje Irrigation Scheme will be completed… Read more »
Sam Chipala
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Since Mozambique is behaving as if it doesn’t need ather countries. I propose that it’s a high time Malawi has to review the agreement that is there which allows the passing of railway through Malawi. Tit for tat. If they continue to stand in our developmental way let’s stand in there way as well.

coolboy
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akulu inu mukufuna mutimenyetsepo kwa apwitikizi ndithuuu asiyeni azidutsa apo biii

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