President Peter Mutharika has promised to bring development to Neno—a district which has seen no significant development since Malawi’s independence in 1964. The biggest cry for people of Neno has been a tarmac.
Mutharika, said this today during the launch of the Rural Growth Centre (RGC).
“Neno was a forgotten place, it was a step child. It used to have a hospital that had only five beds and only two staff houses. Today, I would like to assure you that you will never be marginalised again. Government will continue with the development works it has already started implementing here,” said Mutharika attracting cheers from the crowd.
In his remarks, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MoLGRD) Kondwani Nankhumwa said the growth center will help reduce the number of people migrating to urban areas to look for jobs and business opportunities.
The Rural Growth Centre which the President has opened in Neno comprises a hospital, a market, a bus depot, a stadium, and a hall among others.