The Roads Authority (RA) says Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard the construction industry causing stagnation of some projects which should have finished timely thereby positively impacting on the citizens in the communities.

RA Chairperson, Joe Ching’ani, made the remarks at Capital Hill in Lilongwe on Wednesday during donation of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Ministry of Health as a response to the president’s call for support and as a sign of unity for our country to stand strong against this lethal plague.

“The pandemic has negatively impacted on the construction industry, causing scarcity of cement and other construction materials, led to loss of labour, reduction of workforce at working sites which has prolonged project’s completion period.

Deputy Minister of Health, Chrissy Kalamula Kanyasho, called upon other institutions in the country to emulate RA’s good gesture and join hands with government in the battle of suppressing the spread of the deadly pandemic.

The donation which includes 6 350 face masks, 275 coveralls, 2 000 face shields, 300 boxes of medical examination gloves is worth over K9 million and RA has also made a K200, 000 cash donation.

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