Mutharika launches Lilongwe Old Airport-Santhe road: ‘Infrastructure vital for development’

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said road infrastructure development improves livelihoods and reduces poverty in the country as he officially launched the 95 Kilometer Lilongwe-Kasiya-Santhe road at Kasiya Community Ground in Traditional Authority (T/A) Khongoni in Lilongwe on Wednesday.

President Peter Mutharika officially opens Old Lilongwe airwing Kasiya Santhe road in Lilongwe.
Quick access to the northern and Southern regions. The road already in use

The President said the Lilongwe-Kasiya-Santhe road is one of the 23 roads being delivered in the last four and a half years that he has been in power.

Mutharika  further urged people of Kasiya to vote for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its leadership for continued development in the country.

“I want Malawi to industralize in the next five years when you vote for DPP led government. Malawi is for Malawians, nobody will stop us from improving the lives of Malawians for together we are unshakeable and unstoppable,” said Mutharika.

In his remarks, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango hailed the President for his commitment in implementing the projects he promised to fulfil in 2014.

“Recently, the President opened the Mzuzu- Nkhatabay and Karonga-Songwe roads and today he has officially launched this road.  The durable roads that his government has constructed will help in promoting transportation in the country.

Besides the roads, some developments including the Bingu National Stadium, the Cement and Malata Subsidy Program and Cash Transfer have been implemented over the time. It is not a simple job to implement all these projects within such a short period of time,” said Mhango.

Speaking earlier, T/A Khongoni expressed deep gratitude to the President for delivering the road saying they never expected the road to be constructed looking at how many leaders have failed to do so in the past.

“The President has proved to be a man of his words looking at how he has fulfilled his promises which he made in 2014’s manifesto among which was to construct this road.

Many leaders in the past made empty promises regarding the same as such we are grateful to the ruling government for this development,” said Khongoni.

Khongoni added: “The road will save a lot of time to users which will eventually allow them to engage in other developmental activities. It will also boost agriculture and trade as it will allow farmers and businessmen to ably transport goods across the country.”

Construction of the Lilongwe-Kasiya-Santhe road started in August, 2015 and it was projected to end in August, 2019. The road has been built by Mota Engil.

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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
3 years ago

Ngakhale mwapanga zimenezi we cant vote for yu tili pa mbuyo pa o chakwera nga nga nga never looking bak

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
3 years ago

Chitsime chakuya chimadziwika madzi akaphwa

guy jobo
guy jobo
3 years ago

Was this a government or a political function.in future whosoever wins please try to separate the two.this is what corrupts our minds.it starts with our leaders.we appreciate that the DDP IS THE PARTY THAT FORMED THE CURRENT GOVT.but ITS NOT THE GOVT ITSELF.thats why they roped in UDF to be part of GOVT.THEREFORE DO NOT CAMPAIGN USING GOVT PROJECTS.

Realist
Realist
3 years ago

For 30 plus years, this Kasiya road was never worked on by the MCP led government despite this area being one of the best productive agricultural areas and the base for MCP support. Credit were it is due to APM and his DPP led government on this important infrastructure that has been put up

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
3 years ago
Reply to  Realist

These are your taxes not APM salary used to construct the rd stop such nonsense in UK there don’t praise Madam May for those beautiful durable advanced roads its the duty of the leaders to implement such with our taxes! Thank yourself and make sure there are accountable too they not stealing your taxes in the name of roads project with mota engil these fools! Access to information bill should work here!!

Realist
Realist
3 years ago

You are missing the point dude, calm down. It takes political will and good leadership to use those taxes you are talking about. my point still stands that in 30 plus years, MCP did not think that this road was worth upgrading even looking at the many economic activities that happen in this region

wamwano
wamwano
3 years ago
Reply to  Realist

you wanted MCP to start with that road before it built hospitals, schools, airports and even state house. you fool

KALYOTO
KALYOTO
3 years ago

kkkkk Mwachedwa nazo izi. Munali busy kuba. time indeed flies so the italians say. Go back to the promises you made last time and tell us how many you have accomplished.

Yandula
Yandula
3 years ago
Reply to  KALYOTO

ndamva kuti mseu umenewu sunathe kwnikweni….5years on. Bridge crossing railwayline not finished yet

Peace
Peace
3 years ago
Reply to  Yandula

Koma masamu ako akuyenda bwinobwino? 5 years from August, 2015? And you talk about rail-crossing, why not Bua river and the 4-span bridge crossing it?
Chindere chakufikapo!

Gembe
Gembe
3 years ago

Durable roads jappie usandipwetekese mutu ine sikunache pita kaone songwe msewu ukunenawo ma potholes alimbwee. Ndiwe chindere… Nyengo yamala

Truth pains
Truth pains
3 years ago

Thanks for the opening yendani bwino potuluka m’bomamu

bullets
bullets
3 years ago

Congrats to Dpp. . Well done. Koma anthu a dera ili nga congress too much. Sangavotere Dpp but azikukumbukirani pogwiritsa ntchito ndalama za misonkho yathu powamangira nseu.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
3 years ago

Chief Khongoni summarized very well the feelings of the people at Kasiya. They used to spend at least 5 hours on the road to go to Lilongwe City. They would carry spare clothes to change on arrival as they would dusty on arrival (more dusty than a a cultural dancing group famous in the area). Thank you APM and your government. None of these words come from me.

Roll out ATI now
Roll out ATI now
3 years ago

Vote for you DDP chifulwa cha Kasiya Road. No no misonkho unthinkable imeneyo. Miseu take yosalimba ngati imeneyo. One ndikanavotera inu mukanachitapo pa nkhani US katangale ndi kuba m’boma ndi access to information koma nthawi yakwana yoti mbava zizipita zikapume.

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