‘Construction of Likoma Jetty starting’

Written by  Elias Mkandawire, Likoma MBC Stringer

Construction of a jetty in Likoma is expected to start soon. This was disclosed during an Area Development Committee (ADC) and the Local Government.

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The meeting, which was held at Mbamba Youth hall on Thursday, also disclosed that consultations with the land owners where the jetty will be constructed were successful.

The outgoing councillor Samuel Chithila clarified that the money for jetty construction is available and that Motor Engils construction company have been hired to construct the Jetty.

Chithila said the site where the Jetty will be built have already be surveyed by the Department of Lands and the constructors.

He said what has remained is an interface between the land owners and officials of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, where among others the issue of compensation will be discussed.

Commenting on the matter, Acting Traditional Authority (T.A) Mkumpha III explained that the land owners were ready for the project.

He said in Likoma district land is customary owned as the result, many land owners were not willing to pave way for the project hence the delay.

He therefore appealed to his subjects to always be ready to pave way everytime Government is bringing new development in the district.

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