Recently, Vice-President Saulos Chilima inspected the Chikwawa-Chapananga-Mwanza Road project, which he was not impressed with. Describing the first completed 10 kilometres (km) of the road as substandard, Chilima ordered the construction company, Plem Construction Limited, to redo its work. The Roads Authority (RA) chief executive officer Engineer Emmanuel Matapa outlined that the Authority will oversee the reconstruction of the road.
Matupa said the authority will take the responsibility to advise the consultants to review the design and rework on it and it will be at the costs of Plem Construction Limited.
The Vice-President, also the Minister of Economic Planning and Development; and Public Sector Reforms, is on a tour of public projects in the Southern Region to track progress and implementation timelines. Besides the Nsanje-Marka and Chikwawa-Chapananga-Mwanza roads, he was also scheduled to inspect the Shire Valley Transformation Project and a teacher training college construction project in Chikwawa.