Some members of Parliament (MPs) and councillors in Zomba have expressed dismay at government’s delay in the construction of Machinga-Chingale-Lirangwe Road.
Work on the 63-kilometre road has not yet started despite commitment from government.
Two years ago, government received funds from Kuwait to the tune of $50 million (about K38.5 billion) for the construction of the road. Government mobilised another $10.5 million (about K8.5 billion) for the same.
Speaking during an interface meeting held in Zomba at the weekend, Zomba-Chingale Constituency MP Wallace Chawawa said people in his area are eager to see the construction of the road.
Lisanjala Ward councillor in Machinga-Likwenu Constituency David Chitedze said it is high time the issue about the road came to fruition.
Said Chitendze: “For about six years, we have been advocating for the road but up to now, nothing tangible has happened on the ground.
In his remarks, director of Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of the Zomba Diocese, Raphael Yusuf, said the road task force will seek an audience with the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Public Works on the way forward. n