Chiputula- Ching’ambo Road cut off due to heavy rains

Residents and travelers to and from Ching’ambo and Chiputula locations in Mzuzu City are facing communication challenges following destruction of a bridge on a road that connects the two areas.

Mzuzu has for the past few days been receiving rain which has led to damage of most roads including Chiputula- Ching’ambo Road.

Speaking, Thursday in an interview, Councillor for Chiputula Ward, Hewet Mkandawire said the current budget for Mzuzu City Council (MCC) cannot meet rehabilitation works of the bridge.

“The current budget has already been depleted and I have to use personal resources to fix this bridge as the council does not have emergency backup resources to meet such scenarios,” said Mkandawire.

Public Relations Officer for the MCC, McDonald Gondwe said the council is fully aware of the damages that have caused by rains on some roads in the city.

“The council has appealed for assistance to address the issues from the general public but none has come forward.

As of now we are relying much on Constituency Development Fund and locally generated revenue and these funding windows are not enough for us to embark on emergency related issues,” said Gondwe.

One of the concerned residents of Ching’ambo area, William Manda said the destruction of the bridge makes it difficult for motor vehicle users to drive on the road.


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