Mutharika to commission Chapananga Bridge  before 2019 –Minister

President  Peter Mutharika will, by December this year (2018), officially commission Chapananga Bridge in Chikwawa, according to  Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango.

Chapananga Bridge under construction
Minister Mhango (third from right) inspecting the work
Chapananga Bridge under construction
Plem’s Radhakrishnan Nair: Malawians and Chapananga communities in particular should expect quality work from them

The minister  disclosed this when he toured the construction works of the bridge over the weekend.

Mhango said the K8 billion-180 metre-long bride, is one of the mega projects Mutharika  promised Malawians and in particular people of Chapananga in the district.

“The President, not long ago, promised people of Chapananga that he was going to construct a modern bridge and what we see today is the realization of the project.

“I am pleased on behalf of the government to appreciate the project and as you can see, the project is nearing the end and by December, the president will be here to commission the work,” said Mhango.

The minister said the bridge was an important one, not only for the people of Chikwawa but Malawians as at large, saying it was the shortest route to the central region.

“Not only that, but also in economic terms, the route is short and that will enable many people use less fuel and transport to reach to their destinations,” he pointed out.

Senior Chief Chapananga of the area expressed satisfaction at the way construction works of Chapananga Bridge were progressing.

“The bridge will really bail us out from the many problems we experienced. Before this bridge, when the river became full, people couldn’t dare cross here otherwise they were being drown by the running waters.

“We had pregnant mothers and sisters failing to access health services on the other side. Children were also finding it difficult to access education services especially when the river was full but with the bridge here, those are things of the past,” indicated Chapananga.

Plem Construction Limited, Director, Gangadhar Radhakrishnan Nair, said Malawians and Chapananga communities in particular should expect quality work from them.

He gave the bridge between 80-85 years life span period while indicating that the construction works at the site were almost complete.

Absence of the bridge on the Mwanza River created a huge boundary between people of Chibisa and Chimwanjale Wards in Chikwawa East Constituency.

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Mtima uwawa
Mtima uwawa
2 years ago

Mayiko azanthu zinthu ngati iziii sayika PA news….. Anthu odusa amaxiwa kuti boma liku tukula dera lawo pomwe ku malawi kuno upeza minister of sports Akusegulila Bridge……

Wase Gauteng
Wase Gauteng
2 years ago

We are spending big money on infrastructure development which is good news but we must always commission these projects with companies that are in the know so these structures can last a long time. Stop giving this work to mickey mouse contractors

Nzika ya Malawi
Nzika ya Malawi
2 years ago

I pat myself on my back because I know that’s my tax!

Anzelu Wanzelu
Anzelu Wanzelu
2 years ago

This bridge is a welcome development. Between now and May 19 DPP will be launching and inaugurating one project after the other and the gullible rural masses will once again vote for them. If the opposition does not unite and rally behind one candidate, be rest assured that DPP will carry the day. If in 2014 JB and Chakwera had worked together they would have formed the next govt. Politics is debated in towns and city centres but political power is won in the rural areas. Wanzelu walankhula.

Moto kuti Buu
Moto kuti Buu
2 years ago

A bridge needs to be commissioned???

Mposa
Mposa
2 years ago

This is one of the development projects that the government should, ought to and must do. Nothing strange here and nothing new here. The money for this project was voted for in parliament and even those in opposition supported. After all, this is our money and we thank the authorities for considering this long-awaited project., MCP and Dr Chakwera we will now think of other priorities in this area and beyond. That how government business goes! Kwacha!!!!

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago

Typical STEALERS’s strategy!
The only reason this DPP-led govt is associated itself with Mwenyes and road/bridge constructions is to get kickbacks in form of K145 million and car donations. Then hoodwink gullible voters.

JKF
JKF
2 years ago
Reply to  Chilungamo

Really? You can’t appreciate these rare development projects but always finding a fault? Some people are really stupid.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
2 years ago
Reply to  JKF

Yes like most stealers they tend to exaggerate themselves as being unstupid (clever). The truth is apapa pachoka ma galimoto ama stealers 10.
But go pa Mozambique pompa, Zambia, in fact right now around Polokwane area SA and see how genuine infrastructures are constructed. Osati masanje anu awa kenako mugawane makobiri ndi amwenye, ndiye muziti we are unstupid cheating gullible voters
Shame!!!

Noxy
2 years ago

This is massive and high quality work.That’s why the BBC Hardtalk Zainab wondered why the VP diassociated himself with these developments.

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
2 years ago
Reply to  Noxy

Obviously you have never travelled beyond chikwawa let alone Malawi.

Funny
Funny
2 years ago
Reply to  Patrick Mbewe

Even if he/she had traveled, it is just right to appreciate good things. We usually see these kind of bridges when we go outside Africa. Today, Prof Mutharika has brought such bridges into our country. So, why should we not cerebrate? Ndale sadya. Tiyeni tiyamikire pofunika kuyamikirapo.

pathfinder
pathfinder
2 years ago
Reply to  Patrick Mbewe

What’s your point @patrick? Don’t be stupid this is a big project for us Malawians, admit it please, musatiyerekezele ndi mayiko wena oti ngakhale chakwera atakhala mtsogoleri kwa hundred years sangafikilepo. Atleast mdalayu mzaka zochepa we are heading that direction.

matela
matela
2 years ago

kubalalika the whole president mpakana ndi mabridge omwe.komabe amwene apa mwagwira ntchito thanks much

pathfinder
pathfinder
2 years ago
Reply to  matela

Mtima ukukupwetekanitu, koma mukanakhala inu?

pathfinder
pathfinder
2 years ago

Chakwera you still don’t see what this government has done? Stupid and useless man, always misleading people. No wonder you are a failed pastor.

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
2 years ago
Reply to  pathfinder

inu nanu musakhale ngati sidolo osata ngini! such public projects is already a government responsibility and its our taxes being used not someones money. so quit politicising such developments. have u ever heard the likes of obama or trump during their campaigns let alone rallies claim to have built this road n that bridge? NO, because they know its their responsibility to do that with taxpayers money.

Fam
Fam
2 years ago
Reply to  kavibangwa

We had that Ghanian impostor called Kamuzu as Malawi president who was eating our taxes for over 30 years. Did he construct a modern bridge at Chapananga? The point here is that this government knows how to use taxes to benefit all Malawians, poor or rich.

pathfinder
pathfinder
2 years ago
Reply to  kavibangwa

Kodi inu kusazindikila bwanji? Of course its taxi payers money imene chakwera akuti boma silikupanganazo kanthu and that’s where my point is coming from. Kodi achakwera ngati ati adzalowe m’boma azidzagwiritsa ntchito ndalama ya muthumba mwao? Kodi mmesa kulumanaku nawonso akufuna ka piece ka taxi payers money komweko. Koma abale mbalame zinazi?

Hard Truth
Hard Truth
2 years ago
Reply to  pathfinder

Chakwera sangawone kkkkkkk. Apapa moti wakomoka ndi nsanje hahahaha.

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