Malawi Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jacob Hara, has warned that his ministry will soon start taking to court contractors who produce substandard work on the roads of Malawi.

The decision comes after the nation has witness so many serious problem from contractors handling different projects in the country.

Minister Hara sounded the warning during the Face the Press he jointly held with the Minister of Information and Digitalisation Gospel Kazako at the Central Office of Information (COI) in Lilongwe. As the event was aimed at updating the nation on development taking place at the ministry, including road construction project.

According to Hara, “From now onwards, consultants and contractors who produce substandard work will be prosecuted.

“It is important that roads and other infrastructures that are constructed and upgraded can withstand the weather and are of high standard,” he said.

He further stated that the government is in the process of acquiring a machine that will test the standard of roads. that the results from these tests will be made public so that everyone sees them for transparency.

Meanwhile, Minister of Information and Digitalisation Gospel Kazako said there has been a lot of theft of public funds in the road construction.

He said “This has compromised the type of roads being constructed and upgraded in the country and that the law will take its course to those companies who want to steal from Malawians.

SOURCE: Nyasa Times

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