Tumbuka Paramount Chief Thembi La Mathemba Chikulamayembe has described Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika as a performer saying the President deserves another term of office.
“Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika will win the Presidency easily come 2019. Anyone with problems with this statement should come and question me.” he said.
Themba la Mathemba was speaking when he welcomed President Prof. Arthur Mutharika at Bolero in Rumphi.
President Mutharika was in Rumphi to launch the Nyika-Rumphi, Chitipa road.
The road which is located in Rumphi and Chitipa districts has already been upgraded to bituminous standard from Rumphi Boma up to Lunyina Bridge where the current project starts from and will be upgraded in phases passing through Bolero, Hewe via Nyika National Park.
Once the road is completed, it will ease access to Nyika National Park which is one of the largest world life conservation centres with a lot of wild animals for tourist attraction, thereby enhancing its contribution to the country’s economy.
It is also expected that minibuses and buses will be introduced on the road as such passengers will be paying and spending less time on travels between the two districts.
As the road passes through agricultural area, it will also ease transport problems of farm produce and inputs to and from various markets.
The project is being implemented barely three months after the launch of the Transport Master Plan which among other things, aims at providing reliable and durable roads to assist rural areas have access to income generating activities and social amenities such as health facilities and schools.
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