The Malawi Government says it is optimistic that that the Shire-Zambezi Waterway project will recommence since President Peter Mutharika has been having talks with presidents from Zambia and Mozambique.
Minister of Transport and public works Malison Ndau made the remarks and added that the project will restart after the three presidents meet again.
“President Peter Mutharika has been meeting Presidents of Zambia and Mozambique to discuss the way forward on the project and we believe the project will recommence,” said Ndau.
He also disclosed that the three leaders will meet again and expressed hope that after the next meeting everything will be in order.
The Shire-Zambezi Waterway project was initiated by the late Bingu wa Mutharika who wanted to change Malawi’s status as a landlocked country. The former president claimed that the port will reduce transport costs and create jobs.
The project however stalled after Malawi’s neighbours expressed concerns over lack of a feasibility study.
But when he ascended to power, President Peter Mutharika vowed to ensure that his brother’s dream sees the light of the day.