LILONGWE: President Prof. Peter Mutharika says his government will take upgrading of roads to all districts after upgrading roads in the country’s cities and towns.
The Malawi President who sees this as part of the way to prosperity said this on Friday when he toured three road projects in Lilongwe’s locations of Senti, Chilinde and Area 36.
The President 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 Malawi’s rood to 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 the roads in all the districts so that there is no gravel road anywhere,” said Mutharika.
He stressed that the upgrading of the roads was DPP government’s initiative and not of any other party as some councilors in some areas wanted people to believe.
The Malawi leader also thanked the people in the three areas for their support during the 2014 general elections and urged them to do likewise in 2019.
President Mutharika further urged the people to be tolerant with each other and to take responsibility of ensuring the security of people with albinism who have in recent times suffered various attacks on their lives.
He also urged the people to diversify their eating habits so as not to rely on Nsima only.
In his remarks, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, disclosed that the president had released additional funds for the upgrading of the district roads and that the project would be launched very soon.
Nankhumwa further hailed President Mutharika for not being selective in his developmental projects adding that the president had stood above politics and embraced every Malawian.
The three road upgrading projects President Mutharika toured on Friday are at advanced stage and are expected to be completed very soon.