MV Illala fails to dock at Nkhata Bay jetty

MV Ilala, which resumed its services on Friday after a four month break, failed to dock at Nkhata Bay jetty because it is too small to service big ships.

Illala ferry

The Ilala docked 100 metres from the jetty and some boats were used to ferry people from the ship to the jetty.

Passengers were told off the arrangement through public address system just before they docked.

Transport and Public Works minister Jappie Mhango officially opened the jetty just two weeks ago with pomp and political rhetorics.

People of Nkhata Bay have expressed disappointment asking when the government knew the jetty was too small for big ships such as MV Ilala.

Mhango or other ministry officials could not be reached for comment.

Ilala is back on sail having been certified fit by both Malawi Shipping Company (MSC) and Marine Department of the Ministry of Transport

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Gwemula
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Gwemula

They said they do what they promise so why are you barking now guys your MP said that rubbish was too small but you clapped your hands for the rubbish and you are rubbish!!

zidzepanold nzatose
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zidzepanold nzatose

So Hon Raphael Mhone was right the jetty is temporary Jappi has stolen the money

Chatsalira
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Chatsalira

This is childish on the part of the Government. Why construct a jetty that is not fit for purpose?
The almighty Lord is watching.

Msundu
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Msundu

Come 2019 you will still see Thyolo Thava, Ndirande Malabada still vote them back to government. Am sick of my country

Johane
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Johane

This government is an embarasment

Chappe;
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What a laugh! It would be funny, if it wasn’t such a serious matter. Yet another instance of DPP mismanagement and failure to do its homework properly. And the DPP expect to be re-elected next year, why?

Nkhata-Bay
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Nkhata-Bay

What else do you expect from Jappie Mhango?

Maunits
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Maunits

Jetty of a canoe rubbish idiot Mhango putting people of Nkhata Bay at risk go away.

Ineyo
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Ineyo

It has finally docked at the jetty now

Youna
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Youna

Why is it that everything that Govt touches becomes poison?

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Because the whole government machinery is poisoned by incompetent people deployed on the basis of NEPOTISM and MULHAKHOISM.
Shame on mediocrity!!!

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