By Chisomo Kambandanga MANA
District Commissioner (DC) for Nkhata Bay, Rodgers Newa has called on more investors to open up businesses in the district.
Speaking on Friday during opening of Wallie Puma Service Station along Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay M5 Road, Newa said the district is growing and there are plenty opportunities which various investors can tap into.
“We have witnessed the opening of this filling station today, which is the only one between Nkhata Bay and Mzuzu and it is going to serve a lot of people.
“We need more investors like these to bring various businesses and services which will compliment the council in service delivery to the residents as well as others who come to visit,” Newa said.
Managing Director of Wallie Service Station at Mpamba, Faisal Karim said they decided to construct the facility since he noted absence of a filling station on the road between Mzuzu and Nkhata Bay Boma.
“We have also decided to construct a police post here to boost security because we are told the area has high crime rate,” Karim added.
In his remarks, Senior Chief Timbiri expressed gratitude for considering opening the investment in his area and assured the owner of continued support from the community and also revealed that land is readily available for the construction of police unit and anytime they can start the work.