Communities of Mlowe and Tchalo in Rumphi East Constituency on Friday took advantage of Vice-President Everton Chimulirenji’s visit to ask for the construction of Chikwina-Mlowe Road and a health facility.
The Veep was visiting people affected by floods in April this year, where he also distributed bags of maize and iron sheets as part of the recovery process.At Tchalo, Sub-Traditional Authority Chapinduka said the absence of a government hospital is marginalising people in his area, especially those that cannot pay health services at Tchalo Mission Hospital.
He also pleaded with Chimulirenji on construction of the Chikwina-Mlowe Road.“We need a government hospital for the poor masses who cannot pay health services elsewhere,”he said.
At Mlowe, Traditional Authority Mwamlowe also asked government to construct a health facility as people walk a long distances to a nearby health centre.
However, Minister of Health Jappie Mhango, who accompanied Chimulirenji, said government plans to construct 250 health facilities across the country from which some will be constructed in places such as Tchalo.
“I will ensure that people here also get a facility so that they access health services nearby,” he said.
On his part, Chimulirenji assured the people that government will construct the Chikwina-Mlowe Road, as it is already planned