By Cedric Nkungula
President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has secured US$20 million for the construction of a 100 kilometer Mangochi – Makanjira which has been neglected for a long time.
The deal was signed on Saturday 11th November 2023 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Updating Malawians through his Facebook page, Chakwera said the road brings with it significant attributes in the facilitation of meaningful trade, food security and access to essential social services.
“It will increase economic activity and connect communities to major markets and public facilities in the entire Eastern Region including rural trading centres,” said the Malawi leader.
“It is time to connect Malindi, Lungwena, Namalaka, Lugola, Bakili-Binali Lutufu, Likoloma, Mauni, Mpiripiri, Lulanga and Fort Maguire to the rest of the national road network. What a momentous day for people from Traditional Authorities Chowe, Namalaka, Makanjira, Lulanga and Sub-Traditional Authorities Moto, Chilawe and Mambo.”