President Chakwera optimistic December 2021 deadline for Nsanje-Marka M1 Road

President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera has on Friday assured people of Nsanje district that mobility problems will become a thing of the past with construction of Nsanje – Marka M1 road to be completed by December, 2021.

Chakwera made the remarks when he toured construction works whose progress is at 85 percent.

President Chakwera addresses the gathering at Nyachipere area in Nsanje-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana 

Chakwera bemoaned the delays that were made due to poor funding however expressed optimistic that there would speedy progress saying by now, the contractor has received all his dues.

He added that once completed, people would travel for a short time to reach Beira in Mozambique.

President Chakwera being briefed on Nsanje-Marka road progression-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana (5)

“The road is of important because it will reduce distance one has to travel from Malawi to Mozambique. At the same time, we will be able to access cheap goods and services from our neighbouring country,” the President said.

Chakwera called on Malawians to unite saying it was through unity which would transform the country.

“Let’s all work together if we want to develop our nation and if we want to achieve what every Malawian wants,” he stated

The 25 kilometres road which is being constructed by China Railway No.20 Bureau Group is expected to spend over K11 billion.

President Chakwera arrives at Zero Kilometre in Nsanje district-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

On the Shire Zambezi Waterway Project, Chakwera assured people that the project was still in government’s development agenda.

“With a rehabilitated and functioning transport system in Nsanje the district will be transformed to a city where visitors coming in the country from Mozambique will experience city life here at Nsanje,” he said.

Works at the 25 kilometres Nsanje – Marka road were supposed to be completed in March, 2021 but the works delayed due to funding.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
Read previous post:
MEC predicts 11 million ‘eligible voters’ in 2025, updates on boundaries review process

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced that the total estimate for eligible voters in 2025 is 10,957,490 voters, the...