Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Cecilia Chazama on Friday switched on Lunzu street lights, marking official commencement of the much-awaited development.
Blantyre District Council spent about K47.5 million on the project, which is expected to improve security of businesses and of property at Lunzu Trading Centre, particularly at night.
Speaking after switching on the lights at Lunzu Primary School ground, Chazama, who is also legislator of Blantyre North East said the street lights are a milestone in as far as development in the district is concerned.
She said Lunzu is one of the biggest townships in Blantyre; hence, it deserves bigger and high-quality development.
“There are a number of benefits from this development. The street lights will, among others, improve security and protect people’s property.
“Since we will light throughout the night, we expect people to have more trading hours and freely conduct their businesses,” she said.
Blantyre district commissioner Bennet Nkasala said installation of street lights at Lunzu is one of the 12 sub-projects the council approved to be implemented with District Development Fund (DDF) in the 2017/18 financial year.
He said with the street lights, the council expects business to pick up due to additional trading hours.
Blantyre District Council was allocated K90 million in the 2017/18 financial year. n