Malawians have trolled President Lazarus Chakwera for touring a project initiated by former President Peter Mutharika, with some social media users saying the Area 18 Interchange should be named APM.
Chakwera on Wednesday toured the interchange where he said he was impressed with the progress of the project which will be ready for commission in two weeks.
On social media, Malawians were quick to point out that the interchange project was initiated under the administration of Mutharika, whom Chakwera replaced in June.
“Kudos to APM, Professor delivery,” said Lifa Nhlema on a Malawi Government Facebook page.
“APM’s work speaking volume,” said another commenters.
Other commenters demanded that the interchange should be named APM (Arthur Peter Mutharika) to recognize Mutharika’s contribution to the project.
“Name that road APM road,” said Chabby Nayeja Timothy.
However, some social media users pointed out that the K4.9 billion Interchange is a national project and should not be politicized.
The Area 18 Interchange which is being built by Mota Engil, is part of an initiative to upgrade the Area 49 – Area 18 – Parliament roundabout road to a dual carriage way, which will cost about K6.7 billion.