Thursday, July 18, 2024

Malawi Pres. Lazarus Chakwera assures people of Dowa of more development projects

Chimwendo Banda speaking at Andrew Murray Ground

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, on Monday, provided assurances to the residents of senior Chief Chiwere in Dowa regarding that his government will provide them for more developmental initiatives in various sectors to improve and enhance their livelihoods. These remarks were made at Andrew Murray Ground in Dowa following the President’s inspection of the ongoing construction of 59 security agency houses, currently in an advanced stage at Mvera Support Battalion in the district.

Addressing the gathered crowds subsequent to his inspection, President Chakwera pledged the government’s continued commitment to intensifying efforts, particularly in ensuring that the people of Dowa gain access to clean water, fostering improved hygiene and sanitation.

Earlier in the proceedings, Richard Chimwendo Banda, the Minister of Local Government, Unity, and Culture, who also serves as the Member of Parliament for Dowa East constituency, lauded President Chakwera for his development-oriented approach. Banda also commended the President for spearheading unity among Malawians, characterizing it as a catalyst for sustainable development.

The construction of the 59 houses aligns with a national project implemented by the government through the Ministry of Lands, with the overarching goal of erecting 10 thousand houses for all security agencies nationwide. The ministry has already completed the construction of 1028 houses in the initial phase of the project.

In recent developments, the government has handed over 15 houses at Malamya Police in Mangochi, 20 houses at Mzuzu Police, 10 houses at Jenda Police, 20 houses at Ndirande Police, and 20 houses at Bangwe Police.

Upon his arrival, President Chakwera was warmly welcomed by a dignified gathering, including Minister of Defence Harry Mkandawire, Minister of Lands Deus Gumba, Minister of Local Government Unity and Culture Richard Chimwendo Banda, First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Madalitso Kazombo, Deputy Minister of Health Halima Daud, Secretary to the President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba, Commander of the Malawi Defence Forces Paul Valentino Phiri, chiefs, and other senior government officials.

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