By Peter Mseteka
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ben Phiri has commended Mzuzu City Council for its continued efforts in developing the city despite economic challenges faced.
Phiri was speaking Monday after visiting Nsilo waste facility and roads being upgraded in the city.
Phiri said he was impressed with the upgrading programme considering that the city is still growing and that there are a lot of works to be done.
“About 60 per cent of the roads are yet to be bituminized and it is pleasing to note that within the last four years, the council has constructed good quality roads that have proper drainage systems and well demarcated,” said Phiri.
The minister assured people of Mzuzu that government was determined to develop the cities regardless of the region where they are situated.
He then pleaded with politicians to sensitize their subjects to desist from vandalizing infrastructure in the city, saying the malpractice is retrogressive to development.
In an interview, Mzuzu City Council Chief Executive Officer, McCloud Kadammanja highlighted that the council will construct a 10 kilometer road from Mzuzu Government Secondary School passing through Matete and Mzuzu Technical College to Luwinga.
Among other things, Mzuzu City Council is embarking on a project to remove garbage in all streets and that plans are underway to construct a state- of- the-art Mzuzu Civic Centre at the tune of MK11 billion.
So far, Mzuzu City Council has managed to cover 12.5 kilometre length of roads from the initial 15 kilometres.-MANA