Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has embarked on grading of the roads in Lilongwe city as one way of maintaining good condition of the roads in the city.
In an interview, Mayor for Lilongwe city, Juliana Kaduya said that the council decided to embark on the development after receiving the complaints from Lilongwe city residents on bad condition of the roads in some areas of the city
“We have thought it wise to embark on the development after getting a lot of complaints from the residents of the city about bad condition of the roads, with this initiative as a council we want to make sure that all bad roads have been maintained to its good condition,” Kaduya said
She added that, they have hired 4 grading vehicles at a price of K18 million which will work for 18 days in grading the roads and is expected to work in four constituencies in the city
She also said that, the council will closely monitor the project in order to make sure that the roads have been graded to good standard.
“Last time consultants were working on their own without being monitored, but this time around the council through its officials including councilors will be monitoring everything for the work in order to ensure that the roads have been graded to better standard,” she said
Kaduya urged the Lilongwe residents to take part in caring the roads in the city by making good drainage channels in front of their houses that would help to avoid roads damage caused by rain water
“My plea to Lilongwe residents is that after the grading of the road they should make drainage system in their location that will help to avoid rain water damaging the roads, as council we believe that good drainage systems would also help to have better roads in the city,” she explained.
In her remarks Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City South West who is also the Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources, Nancy Tembo hailed LCC for its initiative saying that it would help to bring in good roads in the city
“People have been lamenting about bad condition of the roads in the city, hence I am delighted with the program which the city council has started I hope will help to come up with good roads in the city,” Tembo said.