Chiradzulu,: Chiradzulu District Council Chairperson, Diston Mphero has said construction of Mikolongwe � Nsoni � Mbulumbudzi Road will improve lives of people in the district considering that it will cut through areas whose communities solely depend on farming to earn a living.
Mphero was reacting to President Professor Peter Mutharika’s announcement on Thursday that among other projects earmarked for the district, government would construct the Mikolongwe-Nsoni-Mbulumbuzi Road to facilitate easy movement of people and farm produce.
Mphero told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday in an interview that the road would enable farmers to travel without obstacles with their farm produce to different markets, a development which would encourage them to grow more, thereby improving economic status.
He said apart from benefiting farmers, people in the concerned areas would also have easy access to quality health services at Chiradzulu District Hospital.
The council chairperson said the construction of the road would enable people in the district to find employment when the project starts, as a result, it would minimise immoral behaviour which some people engage in due to being unemployed.
Speaking in a separate interview, Senior Chief Mpama commended government for considering people in the district with the construction of the road, saying it has always been the desire of the council to have the road upgraded.
President Mutharika recently announced government would construct Mikolongwe�Nsoni-Mbulumbuzi Road when he opened Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College at Providence Industrial Mission in the district.
Plans are in the offing to have the Mikolongwe � Nsoni � Mbulumbuzi Road constructed, Mutharika said, calling on people in the district to continue supporting government in its development efforts for the country’s prosperity.
Mutharika said apart from the community technical college, government has also constructed Chiradzulu Teachers Training College, Mirepa Rural Community Hospital, Mbulumbuzi Market and Thumbwe Bridge to improve people’s living standards in the district.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA