National Police Headquarters at Area 30 in Lilongwe has worn a new face after Roads Authority (RA) committed K540 million for the construction of its roads.
Mota-Engil Malawi was contracted to undertake the project, but it subcontracted Master Construction to carry out the works.
The seven-kilometre road network stretches from the main gate to Nankhaka ground gate through the senior officers’ quarters to the Police Mobile Service gate.
RA chief executive officer Emmanuel Matapa confirmed the project cost in an interview.
He said: “It is true we have spent such a sum and the road is now in a good condition. We would have loved to tar all the roads at the Police Headquarters but we do not have enough resources for that. This project was requested by police management through the Minister of Transport and Public Works. We had to come in because the conditions were appalling.”
Deputy Inspector General of Police responsible for Administration Duncan Mwapasa commended RA for the project.
Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango, who recently toured the project, said government wants to rehabilitate roads to ease movement of people and goods. n