Minister of Transport and Public Works Malison Ndau has told Parliament that the Monkey Bay to Cape Maclear Road in Mangochi will be completed under a project to improve access roads to tourist destinations.
Part of the 21-kilometre road was upgraded to tarmac surface, leaving five kilometres unfinished.
The Monkey Bay-Cape Maclear Road is an important gateway to tourist attraction spots and a potential investment area for tourism. Lake Malawi National Park at Cape Maclear is also World Heritage Site designated by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
Ndau said government will consider upgrading the remaining section to bitumen standard.
Mangochi-Monkey Bay MP Ralph Jooma (People’s Party), a former Cabinet minister both in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and PP administrations, described the move as a positive step towards boosting the country’s’ economy. n