President Peter Mutharika says he will implement more development projects in the country if re-elected as president in the May 21 Tripartite Elections.
According to Mutharika, he believes in five more years of his presidency, Malawi will be a beautiful country with nice roads everywhere.
The president made the remarks during the commissioning of the New Kamuzu Barrage in Liwonde on Monday
Mutharika said he wants every part of Malawi and every village community connected to electricity.
“In five more years, we want to see community technical colleges in every constituency. We are empowering youth and women in every constituency with skills.
“In five more years, we are creating more jobs, bringing more development and changing more lives. Let us make a better, more prosperous Malawi,” Mutharika said.
In his speech, Mutharika observed that Liwonde is part of the international corridor that connects Malawi to Nacala Port and the rest of the world. He added that the area is on the rail line that connects us to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo and other parts of the region.
Mutharika described the construction of the infrastructure as another mile forward in the progress of infrastructure development.
According to Mutharika, he wants every part of the country to be developed and accessible.
“I don’t want to hear anything like ‘remote parts of Malawi’ because every region deserves development. There is no reason why some parts of the country should be considered remote. Every Malawian is important. Every Malawian deserves development.
“Very soon, we will complete the magnificent Liwonde-Mangochi Road because I want us to access the beauty of the lake with ease. And one day, we will make Mangochi another city. This is our vision. We are working on turning Mangochi into municipality,” Mutharika said
He added that his government will also construct another new road from Mangochi through Chilipa to Helena and has started constructing a new road from Machinga to Blantyre – connecting from Chingale Turn-Off to Lirangwe.
Mutharika then promised construction of the Zomba-Liwonde-Balaka Road and the Mangochi to Makanjira.