BY BLAIR MHONE
The Roads Authority says all is set and ready for maintenance of some roads to start on the island district of Likoma after it has awarded a K73 million concrete pads construction contract to a contractor.
Roads maintenance is expected to boost the tourism sector of the district as it currently lacks good roads.
The works which have been made possible through the Roads Funds administration will be done by Mnyanjagha Civil Engineers.
Speaking in an interview about the development, RA Northern Region Manager, Engineer Charles Mtawali said the construction period of the project is six months.
“We expect the concrete pads to cover about 450 metres of different roads sections on the island and we also expect the contractor to deliver good workmanship as specified in our contract agreement,” said Mtawali.
“We expect the concrete pads to cover about 450 metres of different roads’ sections on the island,” he said.
Mtawali said the contract was estimated to take six months because of the logistical challenges in material supply from the main land.
He has since advised community members to refrain from stealing construction materials saying such a malpractice would affect the quality of the roads.
Site agent for Mnyanjagha Civil Engineer, David Mkandawire said the company would ensure that the work is completed within the agreed timeframe.