Nchesi-Kawale bridge impassable due to heavy rains

The bridge which connects Nchesi, Biwi to Kawale in the Capital City , Lilongwe and which is still in its last phase of construction after replacing the old one, is impassable due to heavy rains that fell on Tuesday night.

Hazard! The damaged bridge

At the scene, unaware motorists were seen returning to join Chidzanja Road and connect to Biwi, Nchesi and even Kamuzu Central Hospital.

Resident around the area blamed Lilongwe City Council engineers  for poor designing of the bridge that Kawale-based Innocent Mkwanda said the newly-built bridge is just very small to contain the volume of water flowing under it.

“This bridge will not solve problems of flooding in Nchesi, Chipasula and Kaliyeka,” observed Mkwanda.

Last rainy season, four men and two women died while over 1 000 people were left homeless as most of their dwelling houses were demolished following the flash floods by the same Nchesi river.

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Mulopwana
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Wow. Interesting conversation but note that the structure is structurally sound and the overtopping resulted due to small capacity if the one pipe culvert 900mm diameter privided at the diversion hence damming the water resulting in the situ. Appreciate what happenned when tge duversuon was removed. This structure will work better than the previous structure.

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Most the engineering works in Malawi are of poor design and workmanship . I wonder what kind of engineers we have in our country. Please, benchmark with neighboring countries and see what kind of infrastructure they are building . We can not have this kind of infrastructure in our country in the 21st century.

CitizenX
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CitizenX

the million kwacha question is – who engineer designed this bridge and who is the fool at city assembly approved this stupid design?????? then lets see what was the cost of the bridge??? UNTIL WE MALAWIANS START TO DEMAND INFORMATION ABOUT HOW OUR TAX MONEY IS SPENT, THIS WILL BE THE ORDER OF THE DAY TILL THESE DPP FOOLS ARE KICKEDOUT OF GOVT COME 2019

Word of Advise
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Word of Advise

Wellwishers please help!

Becks
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Becks

I just crossed this bridge and you say it’s impassable. Shaaaaa

Ambuje Kukaya
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Ambuje Kukaya

I totally blame the Lilongwe City management and politicians for this kind of work. This is 2018, and we should have put up a structure that would uplift the face of the city. Eeeeeish this our country called Malawi!!!

dan
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dan

Even some of us who have never been engineers would see that this piece was a poor workmans one. Not very sure how seasoned engineers with all their experience (that is if they have some) would design such a piece on that site.

Malawiiiiiii kkkkkkkkkk

chimanga Chaponda
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All development in Malawi is propelled and managed by Prof Maliseche. Can he take responsibility for this mess as well please. Dont just stand up when things are good. Today is the day to take responsibility

Shaa
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Shaa

Osamumanga contractor bwa… engineering yake yaku Poly kuti?

Is that the standard for bridge construction? Even itakhala ndalama amupatsa yochepa amyenera kunena kuti that’s RISKING PEOPLE S lives…wofunika adzilandiddwa licence

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

It’s only fools like u who can blame the contractor in this case. For ur own information Design is done by either Client or Consultant and the Contractor is given a job just to construct according to the design given to him. That’s how construction works u fool..

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Cheap contractors

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Another fool who don’t understand how construction works

tiko
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tiko

contractor amatsatira ma designs amene consultant (in this case structural engineers) wapanga. komanso akamamanga, consultant amayendera pafupipafupi kuona ngati contractor akutsatira ma designs. ndi chimodzimodzi ndi mseu. ngati mseu kapena any civil work siyabwino, the one to blame is either consultant kapena owner or the work, in this case Lilongwe City Council or Central government. nthawi zambiri owner amati uwu ndi wodula tangopangani chonchi bola zitheke. that,s where politicians mostly come in

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