President Peter Mutharika has promised to fulfil his late brother’s dream by completing the Nsanje Inland Port in the next two years.
The K15 billion Nsanje Port project which was initiated by former President Bingu Wa Mutharika has stalled for nine years.
In the run up to the 2014 elections, Bingu’s brother Peter Mutharika promised to open the port but he is yet to do so with his current term ending next week.
But speaking on Thursday in Nsanje during the ground-breaking ceremony of Nsanje–Marka Road, Mutharika who is seeking re-election said the port will become functional in the next two years.
“Let me also say that regardless of how long it will take, Nsanje inland port will be realized. There were some technical challenges but I promise that in the next two years, the dream will be realized. It was a vision of my brother and it will remain my vision too,” said Mutharika.
He added that the Democratic Progressive Party government has started developing the Lower Shire by constructing roads such as the Bangula-Nsanje and Nsanje-Marka Roads.
“No previous government can claim that they constructed the tarmac road in the lower shire apart from the DPP government. Today, we have launched the construction of the remaining part of M1 Road, which is Nsanje–Marka Road,” he said.
Mutharika then urged people in the district to vote for him saying in his second term the district will have new secondary schools, health facilities, state of the art stadium, technical college in each constituency and new boreholes.