Mutharika says funds available for Zingwangwa market


President Peter Mutharika has told Zingwangwa residents in Blantyre that funds are available for a new market in the township.

The Malawi leader was speaking in Zingwangwa on Sunday during a whistle stop tour that also took him to Bangwe, Zingwangwa, Soche-Manje and Limbe Market.

Mutharika said his government will build a new market in Zingwangwa and the funds are already available for the construction project.

He added that his administration has already completed various projects which he promised in 2014.

“When I look at you the people of Zingwangwa I see my brothers and sisters because before going to America, I was living in Zingwangwa. I came here in 2014 and promised you of developments which the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government has implemented,” Mutharika said.

The State President also said that under his government, over 90 bridges have been constructed including the 180 meter Chikwawa-Chapananga Bridge, the longest in the country and also the Blantyre Dual Carriage Way, the Chichiri Business Center and also the Cement-Malata program.

According to Mutharika, in July, the construction of an eight storey building near Mount Soche in Blantyre will start and also the 180 kilometer Blantyre ring-road which connects from Chigumala-Mpemba-Michiru-Lunzu-Njuli- Mzedi- Machinjiri-Bangwe.