Stern warning to MP Kachale in Zomba Malosa: DPP aspiring MP constructs K2m bridges
Chiefs in Zomba have commended an aspiring member of parliament for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for supporting people in the area of Group Village Headman Kasonga with resources for the construction of two bridges.
Traditional Authority Malemia said since the dawn of independence, people in the area have been facing transport challenges due to lack of bridges in several rivers making it difficult to cross to villages on the other side of the river during the rainy season.
He made the remarks on Saturday when the aspiring parliamentary candidate for Zomba – Malosa, Grace Kwelepeta officially opened and handed over two timber-deck bridges she constructed for the community worth K2 million.
“Being the most hard to reach area in the district, I personally acknowledge receipt of the two bridges on behalf of all chiefs from this area which have been constructed with personal resources from shadow MP Grace Kwelepeta. The bridges will address the challenges communities especially learners have been facing during rainy season,” he said.
The traditional leader said education of children has always been compromised during the rainy season because learners were not able to cross three rivers to reach the school, saying this resulted into absenteeism of learners.
Group Village Headman Kasonga thanked the aspiring candidate for coming to their rescue, noting that on top of contributing to absenteeism, lives of children were at risk of being lost in their attempt to cross the rivers when their banks had flooded.
He said since independence, road network in the area has been poor because of shortage of bridges affecting communities to transport their crop produce to Songani Market.
Malemia Area Development Committee (ADC) Chairperson, Peter Magwira commended the shadow MP for involving local governance structures in the construction of the two bridges, saying that she had demonstrated a clear understanding of decentralization whereby development projects are determined by the locals themselves.
He said involvement of various local development committees like the ADC was the only way to go in the implementation of all development projects in any area. He, therefore, hailed the aspiring candidate for the initiative.
Kwelepata said she decided to construct the two bridges in the area after noticing that no elected leader has ever considered the area with such infrastructure.
“If my memory serves right, the past eight members of parliament who have served in this constituency, no one has ever considered improving the transport sector in terms of good road network through the construction of bridges,” she pointed out.
“The foot bridges in the area have never been improved causing no vehicle to reach the other side of the area from Songani Market,” the Shadow MP he added.
Kwelepata asked members of the DPP to support all female candidates, including herself, who are aspiring to contest, saying they have potential to develop the country because they know problems facing people as women.
After official opening and launching of the bridge projects, Kwelepeta donated blankets to elderly people at Mpungulira Primary School in the same area, saying she decided to distribute the blankets to the elderly to protect them from the biting cold in winter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Putting people’s lives in grave danger with these silly projects
This is laughable, like the writer stated it will indeed contribute to absenteesim kikikikikiki because this structure looks to be very unsafe, unstable for human use especially for school children
Cross that bridge at owners risk!!!! I would not let my dog cross that bridge, Dzuka Malawi Dzuka!!! this is pathetic, a disgrace that this thing called a bridge even made the news, what is that???
Uko ndiko tikuti kudimbika
Are you serious???? that is a MK2m bridge???? Malawians we deserve better, If this is what we call development then Malawi is doomed, this should not even make the headlines, this embarrassing, nothing to write home about
KIKIKIKIKI KOMA INU AKUTI MK 2 KWACHA KAPENA KIKIKIKI KOMASO NDIFUNSE KODI NSINJEWO UNALIKODI KAPENA ADPP ANGOUKUMBA
This is endeed a party on the verge of collapsing. All that pomp for timber-deck mlatho kkkkkkk!! Malawians we have along way to go…..
What was there before matabwawo? Kwa Amayi kumeneko? Amayi should know that charity begins at home.
Pa Nyasalande pamenepo bridge yazipapati nkumati 2million fwetseki ukapolo oyendera uja ndi uwu ankanena malemu Izeki kuti kungobadwa tili mundende ndiye izi mmwemo a ndale apa mpanje angoyesa kuti anthu ali mu kamuzu era “zonse zimene ndi za diphiphi yokha”
Kudula liboni? hahahahahahaha like father like daughter.