Fire guts Mchinji hospital: Alert on Malawi Accountant General office

Fire has razed down the kitchen of Mchinji District Hospital in central Malawi, destroying cooking appliances, furniture and other items.

Part of Mzuzu market that has been gutted by fire- Pic Chancy Gondwe

Part of Mzuzu market that has been gutted by fire- Pic Chancy Gondwe

The fire started at around 2am, according to Mchinji police publicist Moses Kajawa Nyirenda.

The cause is yet to be established, but they suspect to have been ignited by an electrical fault.

Meanwhile, armed police are guarding the offices of the Accountant General at Capital Hill in Lilongwe following reports that the offices were up in flames.

The enforcers got information of a suspected fire incident around 9 pm on Saturday but found no fire when they moved in.

As a precaution, the police disconnected power and restricted entry to the building.

Malawi has witnessed a number of fire incidents and about 10 markets have been gutted down by fire since 2004.

President Peter Mutharika set up a ministerial committee to look into recent incidences of fire.

The findings of previous investigations cite that fires were caused by illegal electricity connections, keeping in custody combustible materials in the markets, improper regulation of restaurants and arson, among others.

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11 thoughts on “Fire guts Mchinji hospital: Alert on Malawi Accountant General office”

  1. mai nsato says:

    Why cant the fire gut down the mortuaries instead?

  2. Redeemed says:

    No wonder Malawi economy is moving one step forward and 10 steps backwards.

  3. These are the results of Chinese counterfeit products everything zalowa China,wires fake,electricians fake,contractors fake,fake,fake…!

  4. kab says:

    mkwasu tafwa

  5. malembo says:

    mzovu zed

  6. ANDY says:


  7. Mbanangwa says:

    Think aloud, is this a way of trying to destroy some information at the capital hill especially with the forthcoming audit funded by Germany?May be, may be not. Many people are spending sleepless nights to save themselves.


  9. George Lihoma. says:

    I would be the Chairman to the Commission of Inquiry into FIREGATES.

  10. chishimba says:

    mama neo mtundu wa kwasu ulyenji owawa onkhala owawa akalya nanji olwala,we ask government to intervene fast

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