Lazarus Chakwera reiterates commitment to developing Malawi

The President of Malawi, Dr Lazarus Chakwera has reiterated his commitment to the development of the people of the country.

Lazarus Chakwera reiterates commitment to developing Malawi, Image: facebook
Lazarus Chakwera reiterates commitment to developing Malawi, Image: facebook

Malawi: The President of Malawi, Dr Lazarus Chakwera has reiterated his commitment to the people of the country. He asserted that he remains focused on serving Malawians by bringing them development.

He acknowledged that this is the reason why people voted for emphasizing that this is the reason people voted for him. The president said that he does not want to disappoint any citizens of Malawi for their faith in him.

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Chakwera expressed these sentiments during a development rally at UNICEF Ground in Chinsapo, Lilongwe. The development rally took place on Wednesday, January 31.

The President attended the development rally after the groundbreaking for the construction of the new Lilongwe bridge. Additionally, the president also took the initiative of inspecting 100 houses for security personnel at Chinsapo.

President Chakwera underscored his focus to spearhead development contributing to recovery and growth of the country’s economy. The economy suffered from shocks originating from  various sources, including:

  • The Covid-19 pandemic
  • Cholera outbreak
  • Tropical storms Anna and Gombe and cyclone Freddy

He highlighted that the newly launched project, along with various road upgrades in Lilongwe, will make the city a source of pride for the country.

Meanwhile, the President has directed the Minister of Transport to ensure quality work and speed in the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of roads in the country. He also urged the minister to ensure that all roads whose construction is yet to commence do so promptly.

Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jacob Hara, thanked Chakwera for initiating road infrastructure developments across the country, emphasizing that transport remains key to economic development.

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He said construction of the new Lilongwe bridge and upgrading of the roads will ease traffic flow. Further, the construction will help in reducing travel times, improve service provision, and benefit the economy.

In his remarks, Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Yoichi Oya said Japan remains committed to supporting malawi in its efforts in spearheading infrastructure development.

He said construction of the new Lilongwe bridge and upgrading of its road stretch has provided employment opportunities and once completed the structure will strengthen connectivity of Malawi to the countries in southern part of Africa as the new bridge sits on the international corridor.

Senior Chief Chadza commended President Chakwera’s sound leadership characterized by numerous gains, such as the resumption of direct budgetary support from donors after winning their trust, unity and peace, independent operations of governance institutions, uninterrupted power supply, free water connection, as well as infrastructure developments in the country.