Blantyre City Council commissioned the upgrade of Namiyango Ring Road in Bangwe Township on Sunday.
The project is part of the second phase of the City Roads Project, which will see the upgrading of different roads in the commercial city to bitumen.
Speaking at the event marking the commissioning, Blantyre City Mayor, Wild Ndipo, said the council will prioritise improvement of road infrastructure in order to open up the commercial city.
“The roads in the city are not in good shape. The government has allocated to the council K2.6 billion in this financial year that we will use to improve the roads. A number of roads have been targeted, like the Ndirande Safalao Road, Ntenje Chigumula Road and others. We want to open up the city to the outskirts for easy mobility,” Ndipo said.
Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South East, Victor Mbewe, said the upgrading of the Namiyango Ring Road will improve mobility in the area.
“We are very happy that this road project has finally taken off. I have been lobbying in Parliament for the upgrading of this road. This will improve mobility here in Namiyango. The contractor has been given four months to finish and hand over the road,” Mbewe said.
Blantyre City Council used K6 billion in the first phase in the 2015/2016 financial year and upgraded 14 kilometre stretch of roads.
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