By Kondanani Chilimunthaka
President Lazarus Chakwera is on Wednesday, 8th November, 2023 expected to fly out to Saudi Arabia for official engagements, among which he will officially sign for the development funds for construction of a long awaited Mangochi-Makanjira road, according to the sources we have.
The long awaited Mangochi-Makanjira road has been a challenge for Malawian citizens living within Mangochi and those plying their businesses in the area.
In his speech during one of his recent engagements in Mangochi, President Chakwera told the people of Mangochi that he has secured funds from Saudi Arabia government through Saudi Fund to be used to construct the road segment between Mangochi and Makanjira.
“Talking about the Makanjira road, we have secured funds to have the road started, that is the reason why government has already started constructing bridges across some rivers here.
I said, I will not speak anything of this road before I have something in my hands for you people of Mangochi. We have been invited to sign the agreement with Saudi Fund for the money they will pump in the project to get started” Said President Chakwera.
Once the road is constructed, it will help to grow the socioeconomic activities for the people of Mangochi and surrounding areas.