15 August 2016 Last updated at: 4:26 PM
Bingu’s dreams in the dark: Malawi to meet Mozambique over Nsanje port this month
The Malawian minister of transport and public works Mallison Ndau is this month expected to meet his Mozambican counterpart to discuss the way forward on the Nsanje Port project.
The Nsanje Port has stalled for years but Ndau says the port will now be completed after a feasibility study showed that the project is viable and profitable to the whole SADC region.
According to Ndau, the meeting also follows commitment by both the Mozambican government and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) to have the port completed.
“We have been having discussions with our counterparts in Mozambique over the Nsanje port which has been uncompleted for years now because the Mozambican government was not in favour of the development.”
“Now there have been very good development as the state president, Peter Mutharika, earlier this year met the Mozambican president on the matter and the other exciting thing is that Sadc and Comesa have shown interest to have the port completed,” said Ndau.
He assured all Malawians that contrary to what other people have been thinking and saying, the port will start functioning soon and he added that the port is a viable development in the SADC region.
The port remained one of the dreams late Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika kept saying needs to come true to help Malawi’s economy.