The Roads Authority (RA) has given the green light to the Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) in its request to inspect the documents relating to the contractual agreements that the Authority has signed with various construction companies .
On February 23, 2022, CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa wrote to RA, demanding disclosure of documents relating to a number of road construction projects.
The projects for which Namiwa requested the documents include Jenda-Edingeni road by China Railway No.5, Mzimba-Mzalangwe road by Zhejiang Corporation and Malomo-Ntchisi road executed by China Civil Engineering.
Others are Kenyatta Drive in Lilongwe by China Civil Engineering, Kapiri-Mkanda Road in Mchinji being executed by Unik Construction, Ntcheu-Tsangano-Neno-Mnwanza Road under China Geo Engineering Company, Nsanama-Nayuchi Road and Nsanje-Marka Road by China Railway No. .20 and Karonga-Songwe Road running by Zhejiang Provincial Transportation Engineering Construction Group Co. Ltd.
In his letter to the CDEDI boss, RA’s Acting Managing Director, Engineer Francis Dimu, states that the information Namiwa is seeking is ready for inspection.
“You are hereby informed that the information is ready, you can come to the Roads Authority and inspect the documents at any time convenient for you. If you wish to withdraw the documents, you will have to have them photocopied at your own expense, “says Dimu in his letter of March 23, 2022 to the CDEDI.
Meanwhile, Namiwa challenged Malawians to keep a close eye on public infrastructure projects being implemented in their areas as a way of ensuring value for money spent on projects, such as roads, railways and bridges.