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Mchinji council to construct bus depot, market

By Aaron Banda – Mana.

Mchinji District Council says it is set to start construction of Kapiri Market and Bus Deport in its quest to boost its revenue.

In an interview on Thursday, District Commissioner (DC) for Mchinji, Bester Mandere said the construction of the two facilities will cost close to K1 billion.

Presently, Mchinji District Council is not doing well in revenue collection, according to the district commissioner. 

“We believe these structures will help us increase the amount of revenue that we normally collect,” he said adding that the two projects will commence soon and will take a year to complete.

Senior Chief Dambe, in a separate interview, hailed the development initiative, saying apart from boosting revenue generation for the district, the two projects will change the face of Mchinji once completed.

He further said the projects will create jobs for the locals in the district.

“For so long, our district council has been failing to collect enough revenue, so with the two projects, we hope the revenue will improve and will create more jobs for the locals,” he said.

Martha Konde, a local businessperson commended the local council for the initiative, saying a good market structure would help boost small scale businesses. 

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