Livingstonia Synod of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has blamed government for failing to live up to its promise of constructing the Livingstonia-Golodi road which currently is in sorry state.
General secretary for the synod Reverend Levi Nyondo said this in an interview yesterday when he reported that operations at the synod’s Livingstonia Hospital have stalled due to heavy rainfall that has cut off the road, rendering the facility inaccessible.
According to Nyondo the heavy downpour has also affected operations at Livingstonia University since the steep terrain has been rendered impassable.
“We are completely cut off from our friends at Livingstonia Hospital and University. There are no any referral cases to Mzuzu Central Hospital because our ambulance or any vehicle cannot go through the road. No operations are being conducted at the hospital because some doctors usually travel from Mzuzu,” lamented Nyondo who disclosed that some patients are in terrible conditions.
“All of this is because the current government made a podium promise to construct a better road but up to now nothing is happening. We always tell them that the road is important not only to us as synod but also the communities, now see who is suffering a lot between us and communities?” querried Nyondo.
But government spokesperson Patricia Kaliati accused Nyondo of rushing to making accusations.
She said the road has been destroyed by nature and not Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government hence no need to shove the blame on it.
“What he[Nyondo] is saying is misleading people at Livingstonia who are happy with the current leadership. Have we gone there to cut off the road? Tell him that God is not happy with his remarks. Why can’t he just come and tell us the road problem?” said Kaliati.
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