Don’t be intimidated by politicians, Chibingu tells Buildings Staff

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Paul Chibingu has urged Buildings Department staff not to be intimidated by politicians during their course of duty.

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Chibingu:  Do not be intimidated

Speaking during the familiarization tour of the department on Tuesday, he said, politicians can affect the staff’s working environment by bringing in fear and confusion among workers.

“Fear can affect end results of any job in the department therefore I am appealing to you to refer to my office any politician coming to you,” he said

He said the department is the center-point of infrastructure development in the country.

“If we want to have a beautiful Malawi with transformed cities in terms of infrastructure, the department plays a crucial role,” he said.

Director of Buildings, Hastings Chiudzu, bemoaned lack of qualified expertise and training of staff in the department to perform perfect work.

“We have different areas in the department like surveys, landscape, engineering and mechanical and electrical which have very few qualified staff. We need more training to fill in the gaps,” he said.

He added that they lack proper funding to fully run the affairs of the department which has over 400 projects despite a slight increase in the 2015/16 budget.

Some of the projects the department has include Mombera University, Nkhata Bay Hospital, National Stadium, Commercial Court, rehabilitation of Grain silos, Cancer Centre and assisting in construction of the Malawi Communication and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) offices among others.

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12 thoughts on “Don’t be intimidated by politicians, Chibingu tells Buildings Staff”

  1. Alfred Minjo says:

    @2, yes I totally agree with you. Mr Chiudzu and his staff ndi anthu akuba zedi and please investigate them, you will be surprised. Ndangodutsamo…..

  2. manford says:

    Dzuka Malawi Dzuka its not all politicians there thinking capercity is to lie of the style of politician are same but those who have been give that powers to work should have reference on same

    My word to HON chibingu is if your think dead politics or that your are speaking to building departments only your wrong MIND YOU your are speaking to Nation (malawi)

  3. Salanje wa Chuma says:

    Koma mayankhulidwe amenewa simukokedwera nawo pa mbali ndi abale anu a ku chipani??

  4. Tili Chenene says:

    Wakuteta uyu. He speaks sense while his political nature does want the usual senselessness

  5. Minister says:

    If all the great people were one great person what a great person that would be. and his name would be Paul Chibingu. I think all people in position should in each prayer that we say should include a request from the Lord to teach us to love our country. Bravo my brother and friend.

  6. ujeni says:

    After building the not so good looking and unattractive structures as usual, try also to landscape the surrounding area of over 100metres by tarring or paving the area. All we around buildings is bush dust and plenty of rubbish litre.

  7. Afumu Phiri says:

    iwe chibingu mutu wako sugwira, waakweza nyumba za MHC with 45% koma DPP sidzathekaso

  8. mphatso says:

    now i know the reason our country looks the way it does-unqualified personnel in the department period therefore just go and demolish those old dilapidated buildings and lets just remain with empty spaces they are more cute than what we see

  9. nYAU SITHOBWA says:

    Iwe ndiye walankhula ngati wa MCP not DPP MOSAOPA

  10. chindere says:

    Koma Mr Chiudzu akhalisa and aba kokwanira can’t he be redeployed kwina kake.We need genuine reforms amangwetu

  11. Straight Talk says:

    Stop lying Mr Chibingu.Politicians have been very influential in putting certain people with very questionable qualifications and expertise,but yet they have maintained their jobs without any merit just because they are connected to politicians.Don’t expect Malawi to change with this mentality.It will still maintain as a backward country in Africa because politicians yield more power than the real professionals and politicians are very big headed to listen to these people who have expertise in their area of work.

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