President Peter Mutharika said on Friday that his government would take the upgrading of roads to all districts after the programme is completed in cities’ residential areas.
Mutharika was speaking when he toured three road projects in Lilongwe’s residential areas of Senti, Chilinde and Area 36.
He said it was the wish of his government to have a network of better roads across the country, which he said would form the basis for development.
“It is within DPP government’s plan that when we are done with upgrading roads in all the cities of Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu, we should upgrade roads in all the districts so that there is no gravel road anywhere,” said Mutharika.
The President urged Malawians to be tolerant with each other and to take responsibility of ensuring security for people with albinism, who recently have suffered various attacks.
He also called on Malawians not to only rely on nsima for food, but to diversify in the wake of the continuing food insecurity.
In his remarks, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, disclosed that the President had released additional funds for the upgrading of district roads and that the project would be launched soon. n