Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the Southern Region Kondwani Nankhumwa yesterday unveiled ambitious plans for Ndirande Township in Blantyre which he said government would initiate.
Speaking at a rally he addressed yesterday at Nyambadwe Primary School ground with other senior DPP officials, Nankhumwa said government is aware of the challenges people are facing; hence, outlining a number of projects that he said would be implemented there.
The developments include fixing the Chinseu-Malaysia Road that will further extend to Machinjiri and the Majiga to Zambia Road, both of which are in a dilapidated state; rehabilitation of broken boreholes to ensure safe water, and extension of the Mulanje Mountain Likhubula Water Project to the area.
Nankhumwa, who is also Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said government also plans to construct Ndirande Community Technical College to uplift the youth, construct a two-storey state-of-the-art market, an additional health centre, and establish a loan facility for youths to start small-scale businesses.
In an interview after the rally, Nankhumwa said: “There are many challenges but the notable problems include poor water supply and sanitation, poor electricity supply, bad roads and high unemployment rate among the youth.”
On his part, presidential adviser on political affairs Francis Mphepo asked party members to unite as they approach the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.
“For us to win, we have to unite. If we have any misunderstandings, let us bury the hatchet and move together as one,” he said.
Other DPP officials who were present at the rally include Minister of Information and Communications Techgnology Nicholas Dausi, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Cecilia Chazama, regional governor for the South Charles Mchacha, Member of Parliament (MP) for Malabada Constituency Aaron Sangala, and First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje.