Malawi President Joyce Banda And Visiting Kenyan Counterpart Mwai Kibaki Open 13 Kilometer By Pass Road in Lilongwe
Malawi President Joyce Banda and her visiting Kenyan counterpart Mwai Kibaki on Thursday launched a 13 kilometer by-pass road in the capital Lilongwe.
Speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony in the capital Lilongwe, President Banda said the road would help ease the pressure on other arteries around the capital and was part of her new infrastructural development drive across the country.
"This is another landmark road infrastructural development which would facilitate the transportation of goods and help improve the workings of the national economy" she said.
The road is part of the Nacala Road Corridor Phase1 project where goods from within Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia pass through.
President Banda said the road was being named after Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki to honor his contributions to the development of not only his country but also the entire continent where his track record as a progressive is well known.
President Kibaki said road infrastructure would contribute greatly to the economy of the country, adding that the road in question will reduce costs, time as well as traffic in the main road of the city of Lilongwe.
He paid homage to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for funding the project and their role in championing infrastructural development on the African continent.
President Kibaki has since left Malawi for his country Kenya at the end of his two-day visit during which he and Banda sealed a commitment to shore up bilateral ties covering trade, the economy and security.
Source African Press Agency
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