President Peter Mutharika has said his administration will construct a new stadium, five star hotel and convention centre in Blantyre.
Mutharika said this yesterday when he toured some of the roads under construction in Bangwe, Chimwankhunda and Chilomoni in Blantyre City.
Said the President: “Our plan as government is to bring development to the people of Malawi, not the other way round.”
He urged people against vandalism of the new roads.
“These roads are yours, they were not funded by anyone from outside the country but they are built from your tax money, so please look after them and do not vandalise them,” he said
The President also said government is planning to construct roads that will help ease congestion in Blantyre City, such as the Limbe by-pass road which will see motorists from Bangwe connect to Zomba Road without having to pass through Limbe.
Aside from the Limbe by-pass, Mutharika said: “There will be a construction of Michiru, Chikwawa and Chileka Road that will take motorists straight to the airport, thereby decongesting traffic in Blantyre and along the Chirimba Road.”
The President also said the road from Ndirande to Makhetha passing through the foot of Ndirande Mountain will be completed.
In his speech, member of Parliament for Blantyre City South Allan Ngumuya, commended the President for the work being done in the townships, saying the project will bring a change to the people living there.
Trasizio Gowelo, MP for Blantyre City West also commended the government for the construction of new roads saying the people of Chilomoni have had trouble with their road that runs from Namiwawa to Lumbira Primary School.