Msungama has since directed the contractor Master Construction to create jobs by employing workers from the same constituency
Malawi Exclusive- Business Editor
Lilongwe City Council (LCC) in conjunction with Member of Parliament (MP) for the Lilongwe City South East Ulemu Msungama on Thursday launched a K1.6 billion Nchesi-Kawale-Area 23 road.
The road is important in the economy as it connects people to Nchesi, Kawale and Area 23 markets where thousands of people sell their commodities.
During the launch, Msungama suggested that all people who will be part of the construction team of the road should come from the constituency. He reasoned that the people will directly benefit from the the project financially.
The youthful legislator further described the project as a game changer. The project which is implemented by Master Construction Limited is expected to finish within the stipulated time frame of four months.
“Am happy today that am here at Mpaweni in my constituency where we are launching this road. As you may be aware this has been one of the bad roads in my constituency but it is so crucial for economic growth in the surrounding areas. This project will be done within four months”, he said.
On other issues, Msungama who was ashered into Parliament through a court sanctioned by-elections, hinted that the road is also crucial for the attainment of education of young people in the areas because learners will have a better access to transportation on their way to school and back to their homes.
Speaking during the function , Mayor for the City of Lilongwe Councillor Richard Banda commended Msungama for his tireless effort in bringing the project to his constituency with the objective of helping masses.
He intoned that the project is inline with the Council’s Strategic Plan and vision which calls for good road network in the Lilongwe City.
According to Banda the Council’s five year strategic plan, which is operating under the slogan ‘A Clean, Green and Prosperous City,’ will help Lilongwe city residents to hold the council accountable when it fails to fulfill its responsibilities.
Speaking during the launch ceremony LCC chief executive officer John Chome shared his view that the document will guide the council on the planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring results of activities..
He also highlighyed the need for mindset change among the residents of Lilongwe if the city is to achieve its goal of becoming clean and green.
Also available during a launch ceremony was the deputy minister of local government Halima Daudi who applauded the Council for providing platforms where people can present their queries saying the feedback will help in improving service delivery.