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Government says Mzuzu--Nkhata Bay Road to complete in April 2018

Written by  Aliko Munde

Nkhata Bay, December 20, 2017:  Government has disclosed that state of the art K17 billion Mzuzu--Nkhata Bay Road which is being rehabilitated by Germany contractors, Strabag International will be completed in April 2018.

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango disclosed this Monday after touring some development projects in the district.

“By April, 2018 the rehabilitation of Nkhata Bay-Mzuzu road will be completed. Currently the contractors have completed 37 kilometers and we are just remaining with 10 kilometers,” Mhango said.

The rehabilitation work is being financed by African Development Bank (ADB). 

The Minister further said that the state President Arthur Peter Mutharika will open the road in May 2018.

The rehabilitation works is being financed by African Development Bank (ADB).

Mhango cited the Nkhata Bay District Hospital, new Bus depot, new market and the Nkhata Bayjetty as some of the construction works Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has fulfilled so far in the district.

Senior Chief Mkumbira applauded government for fulfilling most of its promises in the district.

 “We have been waiting for this road for so long. Now that construction of the road is underway, we are very happy,” Senior Chief Mkumbira said.

After touring some of the projects, DPP officials held a rally at Fisheries Ground where DPP Secretary General, Greiselder Jeffrey said all the developments that DPP government is doing are within the party’s manifesto.

“Government is not just coming up with development projects without basis. These development projects are in the party’s manifesto.

As such, government would continue implementing development projects in all the districts and regions across the country,” Jeffrey said.

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