Msowoya laments poor state of roads in the North

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president Richard Msowoya has decried the poor state of roads in the Northern Region saying the roads are death traps which are deterring progress.

Msowoya mentioned Karonga-Nthalire road saying the bad condition of the road is limiting farmers from transporting their produce to good markets.

Richard Msowoya

Msowoya worried over poor state of roads in the North.

Writing on his Facebook page after attending Traditional Authority Nthalire’s burial ceremony in Chitipa on Saturday Msowoya expressed dismay over the condition of the roads.

“Going to the funeral I used the road from Karonga Boma to Nthalire which is 162 km long. The stretch took us four hours to navigate, the road is so bad,” Msowoya said.
According to Msowoya who is also the speaker of the August House, if the road can be rehabilitated it can open up opportunities for farmers.

“Grading and maintaining that road would open up opportunities for those producing the abundant crops in the area and people who have sizeable herds of cattle and goats would have easier access to good markets in Mzuzu, Rumphi and Karonga,” He said.

He said that the road was last rehabilitated some five years ago and it is now in need of urgent attention.

On his return, Msowoya used the road through Rumphi which he also said need upgrading since it passes through one of the country’s tourist attraction sites.

“The road via Rumphi, which I used on my return from the funeral, passes through Nyika National Park, possibly the most beautiful part of Malawi and an underutilised tourist destination that Malawi need to make more of and get more from,” Msowoya said.

“However the road too needs attention because it is even worse condition than the other road and stretch after Chelinde to Perekezi, Nyika National Park, can only be described as a death trap. Protruding rocks and deep drains slow any car almost to a stop,” he added.

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  1. I think every leader that has been on that positions( president, ministers, Mp’s etc..). They are happy when they see people complaining of the things they need most such as good roads. Plus they don’t care about legacy…..

  2. This is the problem of educated people not thinking of developing the areas they come from but only think of staying in towns. Is he realising now that the roads are bad?

  3. Let Malawi move with a vision. Without Vision no mapping forward. We depend on taxes from people but without production being put in place as a government. Business crew/consumers are suffering because of Malawi has no vision.

  4. Kodi iyeyo ndiye akuchitapo chani? Mesa we ve 3 arms of gvt iyeyo akusogolera imodzi mwa 3? Sopano akufuna chitukuko azimupangila ndani?

  5. Thats cheap politics Mr Msowoya your are the head of parliament which is the arm of govt,your party ruled for 31 yrs did yu manage to improve roads infrastructure?just seek votes than blaiming innocents forsake too childish,i cant support nonsense though anortherner, talk national issues not tribalistic agendas,mukufuna mpando koma mukukamba zadera not dziko start begging nationalwide support than regional support if u are not careful your party may die like regional party Aford kkkkkkkk

  6. Abwana chonde tsikulina mudzadutseko ku mayima ma minibus a zomba, salima nkhotakota. The road is worse. If this happens in the city of lilongwe what more in the city far north

  7. Poor very poor fuckio I don’t want to be teased we people of wenya and nthalire their is no reason to go on Pol’s to vote for 2019 elections no no

  8. 31 years muli boma popanda okusutsani mudatani kukonza minseu ngati muli chipani chomwe sichifunika kulankhula za ena ndi MCP

    • Yehova akukhululukile simukuziwa chomwe mukunena man muphunzilenso kuyakhula mozichepetsa osati mokutha mau inetu mene ndimalemba sindibatukwane Munthu musamangotukwana wins aliyense simukuziwa kuti amene mukutukwana ndi Ndani remember always kuti kuli mawa…….thanks pondiyakha

    • Mphunzilani kuyamika pofuna kuyamika kudzudzula pofuna kudzula miseu ikuyendedwai inapangidwa 31 yrs mukunenayo muzaka zanu muli m,boma waukulu mseu mwapanga ndiuti u cadet opanda phindu

    • Mukanene nzanu kuti mwana wahule mai aliyense ndi hule ngati anavula ndikubeleka mwana tinene kuti inu munabadwa ngati YESU ..nkhani yake ya Malawi24 mpaka mwifika potukwana choncho mmmmm…

    • Phuzilani kuyamika lero misewu imene andalewa akuyendapo kuyambila Chitipa to Msanje, Salima to Mchinji mpaka ku Zambia miseu imeneyi idapangidwa mnthawi ya ndani? Admark, malo ogulitsila fodya, chanco, polly, Kamuzu nursing, Bunda, njanje, malo onse azaulimi, [ADD] malo a asilikali komaso apolice, zipatala zambiri komaso ma xool, ma post office kungotchulako zochepa chabe iweyo ukuona kuti zimenezi tinapangidwa mu ulamuliro wandani?

    • @ Robert Ching’ondo i think you r out of mind, remember this is face book, is not a place for fighting one another we r all 1, let’s show love cause God is love , no one will get anything from politicians here.

    • Ndimava chisoni anthu akamati MCP sidapange kanthu koma ku capital hill mudakafikako nakaona maoffice anduna osanjikizana adamangidwatu ndiKamuzu simudziwa?

    • Kutukwana sikwabwino guys but you could have schooled him that Kamuzu laid the base for what we have now. It was from the bush. THESE roads must be done. We thank Bingu for Karonga Chitipa road, we now take almost one and half hours but old days it was 12 hours. But Peter has to concentrate to development which in turn shall be manja antchito zanga zindichitile umboni. He has to stop campaigning verbally. I am inviting Malawi to a system called PRODUCTION BUT NOT ONLY CONSUMPTIVE. What are we exporting? Are Malawi products sustaining the Market locally? LET MALAWI MOTTO BEST BY MALAWIAN NOT CEASE.
      These mentality of saying we are the best while a native is in total poverty shall not help a Malawian/ Our children.
      Malawians go back on the draw board and map the way forward.

  9. So who is responsible for supervising strong roads?when did u realise this? mwaona masiku ayandikira timabodza mbwee!!! don’t fool us we know the true leaders ok after all the pic shows a smooth road .Kambani zina wawa.tu hell with ur cheap propaganda!!!!!Kagwere uko shit….

  10. U leaders have failed to develop your region,u spend time in parliament dozing,clapping hands for nothing,from the same parliament your coleagues have developed their areas!we don’t trust u anymore come 2019 there will be more voter apathy

  11. Which road is this? Recently when APM visited the north, there were ululations all over the shore when he cited the commitment by his govt to construct good roads in the north. In fact, he said some have already taken shape. Today, my honourable, the most powerful politician in the north, the Speaker of Parliament has raised concern over poor state of roads in the northern region. The big man has a point. That is very true. But where do M.P’s ask the govt for developments in their constituencies? And being the Speaker am sure he doesn’t ask for any infrastructure development instead he goes straight to the ministry responsible or the president. Unless honourable RM was noncommittal in development in the north but now he has seen it imperative.

    • Wilford Gani, sindikukana kapena kutsutsa koma olemekezekawa pamndandanda wamaudindo aboma ali pa namba 3. Ndipo kupempha chitukuko sangamapemphe nga MP wamba. Ali ndinjira zenzen maso ndi maso ndi president. Posachedwapa APM anali kumpoto ndipo ananena kuti miseu ina ndi ina ikukonzedwa. Nzosathela nthawi imodzi. Poyankhula mau amenewa RM wadziwa liti? Nthawi yonseyi anali kuti? Pano zaka zatsala ziwiri ndiye boma lingakonze miseu yonse ya kumpoto kwathuko? RM ngwandale chilipo akufuna kukwanilitsa pandale. Nkhanga zaona kale.

  12. INDEED MY HEART BREAKS & LAMENTS IN SORROWFUL-TEARS WHEN I READ & HEAR SUCH POOR DEVELOPMENT-NEWS: AM GLAD THAT THE HONOURABLE MSOWOYA SAW THAT THE ROAD IS NOT GOOD & THAT HE IS THE SPEAKER OF OUR AUGUST-HOUSE, HE SHOULD TAKE IT SERIOUSLY NOW THAT WHEN MP’S ASK FOR DEVELOPMENT-FUNDS, THEY REALLY MEAN IT!! THAT IS WHAT U HAVE SEEN MR.SPEAKER–SIR!!!

  13. Kumeneko nde kupusa kuja,you have seen it today? kodi inu bwanji? Ku Malawi kunoko ngati simudziwa sikudzatukukaso! vuto anthu ake We are too concentrated with politics and ungreatfulnes people when somebody is ruling gvt timafuna tili ifeyo, although we don’t have wisdom to operate it!,to be a president its not easy.we do