Malawi Parliament delinks Lilongwe University from Aret, research station

Malawi Parliament on Wednesday delinked the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) from two scientific research stations.

Chiyembekeza:  Tabled the bill

Chiyembekeza: Tabled the bill

This was after minister of Agriculture Allan Chiyembekeza presented the bill to the 193 strong House for approval.

Legislators from both the government and opposition sides of the House temporarily put aside their political differences and overwhelmingly passed the bill, the first in this seating of parliament.

Chiyembekeza explained that this means the university will now concentrate on finding ways to improve tobacco production in the country.

This means Agriculture Research Extentsion (Aret) and Chitedze Research Station will revert to its original status.

Members of parliament, while applauding the government for change of heart on the matter, said it was a gross mistake for the government to combine the three which they said compromised the quality of their tobacco research.

The bill awaits the signature of President Peter Mutharika for it to become effective.

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it means all this eas done in a hurry without proper consultations and they will come again with more amendments poor malawi. poor consultancy hiring more procurement fraud

Keen Observer

What linkage is there? University must do it’s own researches & Agricultural Research Stations must be conducting their own researches then they can just compare the outcomes & challenge each other as per their findings not a linkage that they must be working fully together nay.

Ayobeee de Zobue

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Mxxiiii; This Government of “Try and Error” has now reached very unacceptable levels! To hell with the DPP! It was the same DPP cadres and thieves who removed Bunda from UNIMA, created LUANAR and added Chitedze and Mwimba Reserach Stations to it! Mxiii

peter muthanyula

A nation of jokers!!!


M’mangotiphweteka nanzo mutu araaaaaa!


Dpp thugs and mps ignorance again. As long as there is agricultural research, you can’t delink lunar( especially bunda) from the two research stations. There will always be collaborations. They are strongly linked unless people are academically too shallow and blind to see the linkage. The minister should know better.

Please put back the link.


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