Mzuzu MP launches K3.7m Lunyangwa bridge 

Member of Parliament for Mzuzu Central, Bennex Mwamlima, the Lunyangwa Site Bridge connecting Zolozolo, Chiputula and Ching’ambo townships as a basic need for the communities which will go a long way connecting them.

Mwamlima (in red mask and golf shirt) launches the bridge, pic by Gracian Jeke – Mana
Communities plying on the bridge, pic by Gracian Jeke – Mana

The K3.7 million bridge has been constructed with funds from the Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF).

Speaking after the launch, Mwamlima said there is development progress in the area because of good working relationship he enjoys from councillors, city council and community at large.

“I am in good terms with all 15 councillors regardless of their political affiliation. This is the sign that we don’t eat politics but to help people to achieve basic developments,” he said.

He said absence of bridge on the site threatened lives of communities adding a child almost got swept away by water.

Senior block leader for Chiputula Ward, Jane Chanya, said patients used to travel long distance to Mzuzu Central Hospital due to absence of the bridge.

Councillor for Chiputula Ward, Hiwett Mkandawire, said people in the area have suffered for five years without a bridge that serves as a short cut to many townships.

He said the bridge will also promote education among primary school learners which came to stand still during rainy seasons.

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jahman
13 days ago

matabwawo mukuti alipilidwa bwanji fuck them we are not fools inu mukayitanise anthu kosegulira mulatho munena zisepu sepu za matabwa ndiye mukuti alipila K3 million + phungu opanda manyazi kumakasugulira matabwawo tonse alliance my foot

Eddy Banda
14 days ago

That bridge cannot cost MK3.7 million. It is just a table of planks which was put on top. A person who won the tender I guess pocketed more than MK2 million in profit for a lousy job. The MP must be ashamed of himself

Mulopwana
12 days ago
Reply to  Eddy Banda

Come on Eddy Banda. The cost can be justified if the whole scope of the works was reported in this article. Just assume that the bridge construction started from excavation, concrete foundation, masonry abutment walls and piers, timber bearers, backfilling to foundations, approaches improvement and the timber deck you are talking about now. Wud it not cost more than 3.7 million?

Eboue
Eboue
14 days ago

Has the value of our money sunk that low. 3.7 million for that timber.

bentby
14 days ago

our leaders especially president and vice president need to be ashamed of themselves, this is laughable. it seem we are going backwards.

Patriot
Patriot
13 days ago
Reply to  bentby

Even the journalist should be ashamed of himself for reporting this “trash”

James Phiri
James Phiri
13 days ago
Reply to  bentby

This is nothing to do with the president nkwele iwe. Basi zili zonse a president ndi avice wawo ziwakhudze kapenso iwe bwanji

South african
14 days ago

Nivichi Ivo Sono?

Kabichi
Kabichi
14 days ago

We are a joke of a country indeed. Led by jokers

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
14 days ago

21st century bridge.

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