President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has directed the Ministry of Transport and Public Works to start constructing Chitipa – Mbilima Road within a space of four months in order to open up Chitipa to the neighbouring Republic of Tanzania.
He made the directive on Wednesday when he addressed a development rally at Chitipa Boma after inspecting some crop fields in the district.
Chakwera told the people gathered at the rally that the road has been at his heart to be upgraded to tarmac saying it is important in spurring the country’s development.
He said that he had an opportunity to travel on the road in its current status and appreciated that it is indeed in bad shape.
On the status of crops in the district, the President noted that farmers in the district will realise poor harvest hence assured them, and the nation as a whole, not to panic as government is doing all it can to ensure that everyone is food secure.
Traditional Authority Mwaulambya commended the President for touring crop fields in the district to appreciate how farmers have fared during this year’s growing season.
Minister of Agriculture, Lobin Lowe, said his Ministry is doing everything possible to ensure that farmers in the district have access to markets of crops such as bananas, sunflower and groundnuts.
By Bishop Witmos – Malawi News Agency