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New Lisungwi Bridge commissioned in Neno

Written by  Alex Chitwere
Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango Pic sourced from internet

Neno, January 08, 2019: Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango has reiterated government’s continued commitment to deliver on its promises.

Mhango said this during the commissioning of the much awaited Lisungwi Bridge across Lisungwi River in Neno District during the week-end.

According to National Roads Authority which was the implementing agency, the 60 metre double span bridge has cost K196 million.

“Prior to being elected to the high office, President Professor Peter Mutharika promised people of Neno that a bridge would be constructed at Lisungwi and today that promise has been fulfilled,” Mhango said.

Mhango, therefore, pledged government’s continued support to the people of Neno through infrastructure and other different development programmes.

“It is the wish of government to deliver development projects to people in need because it is a listening government. As for Neno, we are not done yet as there is still a lot of work to be done in the district,” he said.

However, Mhango asked people in the area to support the incumbent Member of Parliament for Neno North, Mary Maulidi Khembo, saying it would be wise for them not to change leadership to continue with the work taking shape in the area.

Earlier, Senior Chief Symon said Khembo had done a commendable job during her tenure of office and needed to be given another term straight away had it not been that they have to compete at primary elections and then general elections.

On her part, Khembo thanked government for considering the request for the bridge which had taken several years.

“There had been an outcry for years on the need for the bridge to facilitate movement and kick-start the works. The Minister of Transport, Jappie Mhango laid the foundation stone at the site,” she recalled.

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