Political commentator George Phiri has said the washing away of Kyungu Bridge has exposed deep and worrying levels of substandard work rocking the construction industry.
Wednesday’s accident has resulted in the loss of three lives.
In an inteview with Timveni, Phiri said it is time government revisited its procurement process to avoid similar incidents in future.
"Its a wake up call to government that when they want to hire a contractor they need to look at the standards the particular contractor can afford," said Phiri
According to Phiri the current trend of substandard work is costing the country a fortune.
Phiri further said the incident reflects badly on civil engineering inspectors who allow such works to happen in the first place.
"How do they allow such substandard work to happen when they are there foe quality control?" Phiri Inquired.
He then said government has to hold to account contractors whose work is below par.
The bridge, which was only rehabilitated in 2018, connects Malawi and Tanzania and has since been repaired.