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NEW BRIDGE EXCITES NGWENYA RESIDENTS

By Prince Banda MANA

Residents of Ngwenya in Lilongwe have expressed excitement over a newly constructed bridge saying the development will help ease mobility challenges.

New bridge

The bridge which connects communities in Ngwenya Ward with Area 22A, has been reconstructed replacing the old bridge that was washed away by floods in 2017.

Chairperson for Ngwenya Ward Development Committee (WDC), Wilson Mateyu told Malawi News Agency that the bridge has been constructed with funding from Constituency Development Fund (CDF)worth K34 Million.

Mateyu said the bridge is expected to enhance easy access to schools for children as well as promoting business through easy access to markets .

Wilson Mateyu

Joe Katalama, Ward Councillor for Ngwenya hailed government for providing funds through CDF saying there was no hope for a new bridge to be constructed.

“We have been in a dire need of a new bridge considering the mobility challenges faced by our people, our previous attempts to lobby for funding proved futile, ” Katalama said.

Meanwhile, Ngwenya Constituency Development Committee is lobbying for other funds through CDF for construction of another bridge connecting Area 22B with Chipasula where the current bridge needs renovation.

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