Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga road project stalls

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Zomba Lisanjala constituency Enock Luka has expressed concern over government’s delay in beginning the construction of Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga road.

Speaking during a meeting organised by Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCCJP) in Zomba, the MP asked government to take the matter seriously.

Luka said there is lack of transparency on the issue since government is failing to inform them on what is delaying the road. He also explained that the minister of transport promised him that the project will begin soon but he is yet to fulfil the promise.

Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga road project

Lirangwe-Chingale-Machinga road project; Delaying.

“I am very concerned due to the delay of the project, the minister just told me that they will start in July but there has been no progress ever since,” he said.

He further said he is failing to explain to residents the reason the road is delaying because he also does not have information on the matter.

Commenting on the issue, Zomba Diocese CCJP director for research and development Raphael Yusufu asked the government to take the matter seriously. He said government should encourage donors to quickly release funds for the project so that construction of the road should begin.

Last month the ministry of finance told the media that it had sourced K7.3 bilion from the Kuwait Fund for International Development for the project  but there is need to mobilise more funds because the road is expected to cost K34 billion.

The 62.3 kilometre road extends northwards, passing through Chingale and Chinseu Trading Centres in Zomba district and connects the Zomba Liwonde Road at Chingale Turn-off in Machinga.  

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  1. Munayamba kuchita ma delay a mseu umeneu siinu,I remember very well shacking hands ndi Muluzi former President during his campaign rally at Chipini TC before getting into power. Anatiuza za mseu omweu,ndipo anatsimikiza kuti ikhala his first road project chifukwa mseu umeneu umafika kwao ndipo ma bus ake a Jakumusi amkadutsa mmenemu ,ndipo tinakhulupilira.but to our dismay,he never did.came his second term same story anabwelanso ,mmene amamupangila campaign Bingu anabwelanso but same stories ,bolako nthawi ya Mai atleast Camp yokha inamangidwa ngakhale inaimitsidwa .Now i totally believe what my friend said kuti miseu inai ndi zida za campaign moti posachedwapa tionanso chidachimenechi chikugwira ntchito,but what the government should know is that we are watching

  2. Ur wellcome Mr M.P in Lisanjala, Zomba. Try to push gvment about that load.. Our M.P in Bt north he dnt do anything.

  3. Ur wellcome Mr M.P in Lisanjala, Zomba. Try to push gvment about that load.. Our M.P in Bt north he dnt do anything.

  4. I don’t know why our government neglect this road. From the time of Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, Joyce herself from Zomba and now Peter. This road links two major cities Zomba and Blantyre and off course Machinga district. It was going to reduce traffic on that Zomba-Blantyre road. Wakeup our leaders, develop our country and make history of your own.

  5. Totally agree with M.P..Luka..government should be serious in fulfilling it’s promise..this project is very essential in social and infrastructer development.

  6. Bolani a mp anuwo akumveka kuti akulankhula koma tilindi tsoka ndife a zomba changalume palibe olo chomwe chikuchitika abale kumvesa chisoni, koma zomba changalume inatani kwenikweni? Anthu mpaka pano madzi amudzisime ,koma pomwe kuchingale, kwachinsewu , ndikumidzi kothelatu ,koma madzi magetsi sivuto olo, eish ndikuzimvela chisoni kwathu kunankhunda tizaona kusintha liti abale anzanga ???

  7. adzamaliza, akusaka kaye ndalama ndi J.Kabwila kkk zoseketsa bwanji dziko la Malawi ayishoshe ayibeke.kwathu ku Nthalire zoti anthu mayenda kale amadutsa nsewu wa Rumphi via Nyika tinayiwala.pano galimoto yimayenda kamodzi pa week loweluka basi!!! ali busy kasaka JB ndi JK.Hahaha i wish i could go back in tym when the world begin.

  8. On behalf of our mp for salima south east constuency, i would lyk to ask government to construct road from katelera mayani road via chagunda to Dedza, for easy transpotation.

  9. This is what I expected to see the mp of my loved Lisanjala Mr Luka pushing the government like that. That may be the government can think of Machinga, Chingale Lirangwe road. I like you mr mp keep on pushing them. This is what We voted you for.

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