President Peter Mutharika has said that government will continue upgrading road networks in the country to boost social and economic activities.
Mutharika made the remarks on Monday in Blantyre where he was inspecting new road projects in the city.
“We will work on all roads leading to the townships. Malawi needs good road infrastructure to ease access to public services such as hospitals, schools and markets among others. That is why my government put road infrastructure as one of its priorities,” Mutharika said.
He added that Malawi needs a good road infrastructure to spur economic growth.
“We want to make life comfortable. We want to make driving and travelling more comfortable. We are upgrading these roads to reduce congestion and ease smooth flow of traffic. Besides, good roads reduce vehicle maintenance costs,” the state president said.
He further said that this is good news to minibus operators too as they will benefit from the new roads and Blantyre will be a new city.
“Government plans to upgrade more roads within and on city boundaries to facilitate social and economic activities,” he said.
The inspection exercise took Mutharika to Limbe, Bangwe, Manja and Chilomoni Townships.