Mpinganjira impressed with progress of  Zomba-Phalombe-Chitakale Road

The Board chairperson of the Roads Authority, Brown Mpinganjira says he is impressed with progress on Zomba-Phalombe-Chitakale Road.

Mpinganjira (l) having a discussion with the contractor

Speaking during a tour of the project on Friday afternoon, the chairperson said the road is almost completed as the main remaining works would be completed in a matter of days.

“We are happy that we came because a lot of progress has been made. We think that we are there; it’s almost ninety something per cent completed.

“The main works that remain are the roundabout at Chitakale and the contractor has assured us that the roundabout should be completed within the next four days,” he said.

Mpinganjira, however, acknowledged that the road has already developed patches in some places saying those places will be revisited.

“We are now setting high standards in the road authority. Lucky for us the contractor understands that some of the places have to be revisited and for that reason, we are quite happy that we have made a lot of progress but we are insisting on quality,” he said.

Mpinganjira also explained on the progress of the Chiringa-Muloza Road which was expected to start in April this year (2019) but is yet to take shape.

“The Muloza-Chiringa Road is a vital road. It was necessary for us to have this road, partly because it is an agricultural area and so giving them this road is actually assisting them to assist the whole nation.

“We are happy to construct this road, the contractor is on sight and I am told that final design documentation is yet to come from the Roads Authority and once that is done, the contractor will start the work,” he said.

The Zomba-Phalombe-Chitakale Road is expected to be completed by August this year (2019) while Chiringa-Muloza Road is expected to be in shape by October, 2020.

The construction of the two roads is part of the government’s commitment to achieving the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III and the Transport Master Plan 2018.

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concerned citizen

Ma project amiseu inayi ndi akabisila. Yofuna ma vote prio to the just ended elections. No public tendering is done in most cases. One current example is the Nsanje Marka road . Anthu anangoona bull dozers, graders and the like zitatulukira pa nsanje boma and the roads authority board chair came to officially witness the start of the project pegged, at eleven billion Malawi kwacha. This road project was not on the list of development project announced in the 2018 / 2019 financial year budget. A lands ndi a roads authority on the ground anati, sakudziwapo kanthu za nseu. Izi… Read more »

Mbolo
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Mbolo

These Chinese made roads too much alibaba.

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At Mwene, don’t praise things coz you come from there. This is the type of mediocre thinking we are rejecting for our country to move on.I have driven in this road so many times but it is very sad to note that the road is NOT smooth at all.It has so many drifts and bumps which often collect water during rainy season.The thickness of the road sorry to say is ‘Fake’ and iam just wondering why BJ (A Lomwe himself and a self acclaimed evangelist)would be excited with such a bad road given to fellow Malawians and to his people… Read more »

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Can’t wait to drive my nice car on this picturesque road. Truth is DPP = Infrastructure development.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Miseu kumangolimbikira kwa Alhomweku basi zasankho, koma M1 ikakumbika ndiye mpaka chaka osakonza ngozi galimoto either kugundana or kuphonya mseu coz amazemba potihole.

TaxpayerMW
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TaxpayerMW

Can someone publish the tender for this contractor. @Nyasatimes; publish this tender and let’s see how transparent the bid was.

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