Local Govt Ministry Geared To Complete Development Projects

By Ireen Kayira

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development says it is confident it will soon complete development projects that are currently being implemented across the country.

The portfolio’s minister, Ben Phiri said this in Lilongwe on Monday during a press briefing on the success stories that the ministry has done so far.

Among other developments is the construction of rural growth centres in various districts such as Neno, Mzimba (Jenda)a and Ntchisi (Malomo) among others.

The minister said government is looking forward to completing all rural growth centres and other projects that are at the moment under way.

“There is huge demand from Members of Parliament and communities to start new projects, but we are better off to complete what we started than starting new ones.

“We are looking at completing this and if we are properly funded, we might be able to complete the projects this year and then next year, we will start new ones,” he said.

The minister added that the projects that the ministry is planning to be in the next line up are those on which research has been done, for example Champiti in Ntcheu, Nkando in Mulanje, and Nkhamenya among other areas.

“These will come in when the projects that are under way have been completed or close to completion,” Phiri said.

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communication Technology, Mark Botomani commended the Local Government Ministry for what it was doing in local councils across the country. -MANA

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