There are high prospects that a multimillion World Bank funded Lisungwi Irrigation Scheme project in Ntcheu will be completed by October, 2020.
Ntcheu District Irrigation Officer, Limbani Mzembe, disclosed this Tuesday, when together with Ntcheu District Commissioner (DC) toured the construction sites beside other Irrigation schemes in the district.
The other irrigation schemes which were toured are Chikondi, Namadidi, Linungwi and Muthe.
Mzembe who was impressed with the construction progress so far said the development will boost people’s livelihoods in the area when completed.
“People in various districts across the country including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Zomba depend on Tsangano for Irish potatoes and other commodities. This development will boost income for the farmers once it is completed,” said Mzembe.
Ntcheu DC, Francis Matewere said the Irrigation Scheme was timely.
Meanwhile, Lisungwi irrigation Scheme Management Committee Chairperson, Mailosi Silver said the committee will ensure safety and security at the scheme.
World Bank through the Malawi Drought Recovery and Resilience Project (MDRRP) has pumped in K700 million for the irrigation project.