Mutharika launches construction of Blantyre bypass ring road: Ready in 3-4 years

President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday launched the construction of MK4.6 billion by-pass road that will go through several locations Blantyre and expressed optimism that the 186-kilometre road will be finalised in three to four years.

TheFirst Couple is briefed on the design by Blantyre City Council deputy director of toen planning Mathews Mwadzaangati-Photo by Govati Nyirenda, Mana

The Blantyre bypass ring road is expected to facilitate easy and fast mobility of goods and services as one of the key factors at the centre of promoting the country’s economic growth.

“It is my expectation that the by – pass road will minimise traffic congestion in the roads of Blantyre City. It will also enhance movement of goods and people,” Mutharika said after the ground-breaking ceremony of the road.

He added that the development will improve the road network in the country and add to the beauty of Blantyre City and other rural areas.

The by-pass snakes from Chigumula to Mpemba through Michiru to Chileka Airport. Then it proceeds from the airport to Lunzu – Mapanga – Zomba – Chiradzulu turn – off before connecting Mzedi to Bangwe.

Construction works for the road will be done in phases and the first phase will start from Chigumula to Mpemba.

Mutharika said from Misesa – Chigumula, construction works will be completed within a year with the rest of the stretches taking three to four years.

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango called for stakeholders to assist government in the transport sector in ensuring that the final product should be of high and quality standard.

“It is our responsibility to monitor and supervise the construction works of the road to ensure that the contractor adheres to standard,” Mhango said.

The by – pass road is said to be the first of its kind in Malawi and is expected to have a life span of 100 years.

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Congestion is eased but we have very stupid town planners and politicians in Malawi. Take a look at the road from Kamuzu Central Hospital to City Centre. Kamuzu already planned the bridge to be a dual carriage bridge. Since 1994, nothing has been done. Is the whole president not ashamed that that is the road from town to Capitol Hill or City Centre? The president is someone wholived in the USA for a long time and cannot brig up the standards in Malawi. We cannot do what the Americans have done but we can do something better. Then look at… Read more »
akufa adzauka

akutchula 186km koma ndalama alinazo its only for 13km only yomwe mwina sakwanitsaso,nde eeee tionelanaaaaa 2019 ameneiiii


Upgrading of Lilongwe city roads spent MK2.6 billion estimated to about 10 kms and we are saying that 186 kms will spend MK4.6 billion. Are we sure? Komanso LL city roads are sub standard and incomplete. Koma Ngati ili 2019 campaign strategy ndiye eeee kuli mavuto.

Eng. Mfitizathazonse

Wait a minute…a 186km road at MWK4.6billion only? Don’t get me wrong, there’s need to save money…however these figures do not form a very nice collage…are we planning for an earth/gravel surface road or what? smells very fishy…Perhaps we are simply planning on chowing the addendums that come afterwards…kenako ndikumazati project yalepheleka kamba koti projected budget has been overrunned 10folds or even more…we are watching

Ineyo Munthu

” 186-Kilometre road will be finalized in three to four years.” I quote… this a joke like really….4 years!!!!! We are a joke of some sort…….


Fulupete you wish. MCP kuti ilowe m’boma siizamaliza, izangosintha kuti zikachitikila ku Lilongwe. Ngati mmene anachitila chi nzimayi chija watilanda stadium yathu ife a kummwera. Nchifukwa chakenso kummwera sitilola kusintha boma mpaka mpaka.


In your dreams kkkkkk gogo wanuyo wakugwa nkumina safika 2019 akugwa ndi tense MCP ikusesa Blantyre.


Finye walemba m’madzi ndi Magazi Crocodile Party yakoyo

Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu
Mwinithengo Azidya Papakulu

These plans were documented long time ago by the father and founder of Malawi nation.Inu ndiye muzinamiza anthu kuti ndi ma plan anu.Shame on you.

Joji Wina

Muli ndi nsanje a Mwininthengo. Shame on you


Good thinking


It will be ready when he is at Mpumulo wa mbava. Wachedwa nazo your 5 years is up. MCP izamalizitsa iwe m’dala uli ku opposition ngati uchite mwayi kufika mu 2019.



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