Malawi leader President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, on Tuesday afternoon arrived in the Northern Region City of Mzuzu to an awe-inspiring welcome from a huge crowd that gathered to offer befitting courtesy.
The political funfair – staged by euphoric supporters – was defined by music, dance and a procession of vehicles and bicycles draped in colours of all the parties in the ruling bloc.
The President, who has been accompanied by the First Lady Madam Monica Chakwera, is on a four-day tour of the Northern Region to fulfill a number of official engagements.
On Wednesday, His Excellency will preside over the commemoration of Mzuzu University Silver Jubilee celebrations that will concurrently run with the university’s 25th Congregation.
And on Thursday, President Chakwera will commission the Nkhatabay Town Water Supply System which will increase access to potable water and improve health and sanitation of over 140,000 people within Nkhatabay Town and surrounding areas.
His Excellency the President will on Friday head back to Nkhatabay to launch the 1000 hectare Linga Irrigation Scheme. The scheme will scale up production of maize, rice and horticultural products among others.
Chakwera is in the north a happy person following developments happening there.
For example the construction project of a multipurpose and modern K12.1 billion Mzuzu City Civic Office Complex by the Government of Malawi is taking shape with 42% physical progress being recorded.
The project, which commenced on 15th February 2022 under PLEM Construction Limited company is expected to be completed by December 2025.
Upon completion, the offices will house all offices under Mzuzu City Council as well as have a civic chamber for town hall meetings, among others. The project has created jobs for 180 Malawians.