The Blantyre City Council (BCC) Tuesday says it will finish the surfacing of Limbe-Angelo Goveya-Manje road soon.
There were concerns from residents considering that the road was partly surfaced and the part that remained is not in good shape especially now that the rains have started.
According to Anthony Kasunda, BCC Public Relations Manager (PRM), the road will be completed this financial year.
“Part of the money which government is providing through the Roads Fund Administration will be used to finish surfacing of this particular road,” he said.
Kasunda added that the contractor who is supposed to do the job has already started work on the remaining part of the road.
Apart from surfacing the Limbe-Angelo Goveya-Manje Road there are also other roads that BCC is planning to surface with tarmac.
“In terms of surfacing of roads with Asphalt, the targeted roads are: Bangwe to St Patricks, Safarao, Chigumula to Mtenje Parish, Nanjiriri to Mapanga, Mbayani to Tamtam and Namiyango ring roads,” highlighted Kasunda.
Moreover, he said BCC has plans to resume a street light project using the money that government is providing through the Roads Fund Administration.
“Street lighting will be done in the following roads; Makata Road, Tsiranana Road to Chiradzulu turn off, Ndirande Ring Road, Victorial Avenue from Mount Soche hotel through Malawi Blood Transfusion Services to Catholic Institute (CI) Church and Njamba road,” Kasunda added.
However, he said the council might not be able to do all the projects this financial year because of financial limitations but the process of identifying a contractor to undertake the projects is underway.
Government is providing K2.1 billion to Blantyre City Council through Road Fund Administration for road infrastructure development projects in Blantyre City.