Chikwawa Demands Development
Some concerned citizens in Chikwawa have conducted demonstrations petitioning the District Commissioner to address the infrastructure and unemployment challenges.
The citizens led by Anganire Ngosi and Amade Alide are demanding that government should urgently rehabilitate Dyeratu-Chikwawa road, renovate Chikwawa district hospital and providing equal opportunities of employment and business.
The demonstrations comprised business people, bicycle taxi operators and some activists who peacefully walked from Dyeratu Trading Centre to the district commissioner office.
"We want government to rehabilitate the Dyeratu-Chikwawa boma road which is in poor shape with numerous pot holes," said Ngosi
He added that government needs to renovate Chikwawa district hospital, offer job opportunities to people of Chikwawa and make sure that business including contractors and suppliers from Chikwawa are benefiting.
"We feel bad to see the council and NGOs buying items like stationary and cement from Blantyre and Lilongwe yet we have people who can supply such items here.
" We also want to see our youth employed especially this time when there are a lot of job opportunities brought by the construction of the irrigation canal, under Shire Valley Transformation," said he.
District Commissioner' representative Leonard Mchombobhas promised to deliver the petition to relevant authorities.