Malawi to construct 10,000 housing units for Army, Police, Prison and Immigration officers

In a bid to curb lack of proper accommodation among the country’s uniformed and disciplined forces, government has commenced construction of close to 10,000 housing units across the country.

Housing units for security officers being constructed

Housing units for security officers being constructed

Nyasa Times understands that the construction will yield 6000 houses for Malawi Police Service, 3500 for Malawi Army and 250 each for Malawi Prison Services and Immigration Department.

For many years now these four crucial institutions to the country’s security apparatus have faced serious housing process. Officers have been living in small and dilapidated houses not suitable for habitation let alone with big families.

Months into office, President Peter Mutharika visited Limbe Police Station where he sounded grave concern after visiting officer’s houses.

It was during this visit that he promised to source funding to improve housing of officers that play a crucial role in securing the nation’s land and the tranquility therein.

Similarly, Malawi Army and Prison Services sounded same concerns when President Mutharika presided over their respective functions at Cobbe Barracks and Mapanga base respectively.

The recent development will -therefore- come as good news and huge relief to these four security institutions.

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Jason Muhango
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Jason Muhango
6 months 3 days ago
Promises promises promises. Do you really believe they will do it. Where on earth is the money going to come from while we cannot even afford enough food. And please don’t think about the IMF now as they will not sponsor a blue political house campaign. Please wake up my fellow Malawians, we are fools believing the non-stop stream of lies we are being fed by politicians and others in power. In fact we have become so accustomed to lying to we choose to believe while knowing that we are being lied to. It really is a sad state of… Read more »
Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 3 days ago

When are you going to build the Ndatas? Seeing is believing.This must not interpreting trying to buy the support of the long suffering Police and Military junior officers.Mind you it is long overdue.

MERCEDES
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MERCEDES
6 months 3 days ago

Painted blue or not, the houses – livable houses – are overdue for these government workers.
DPP chala m’mwanba!

Chambe
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Chambe
6 months 4 days ago

Sindikuonapo mudzi apa. Ndikungoona sample ya nyumba apa.
Dikira madzi apite uziti ndadala!

ml chisala
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ml chisala
6 months 4 days ago

This is very costly compared to building a few singles, some semi-detached and the balance properly designed condos (apartment houses). Govt always embarks on projects without giving them careful thought as usual!

MERCEDES
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MERCEDES
6 months 4 days ago

CONGRATS MR PRESIDENT KEEP IT UP !

mbuzi iwe
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mbuzi iwe
6 months 4 days ago

Empty talk. Malawians always like to celebrate in the future. The same pledges were made by Muluzi, Bingu. Nothing came to fruitation. Akagwere!!

Chimunthu
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Chimunthu
6 months 4 days ago
Of course these houses are painted blue. It is to remind everyone that they were built by the government and the DPP and that those who occupy them must support the DPP at all times. Why else pay for them out of government coffers when there are so many other projects demanding finance from the government, i.e. hospitals, education, maize for the poor, a reliable water and electricity supply, decent roads, etc. etc. The DPP and APM are determined to cling on to power at all costs even though the country and its people are suffering so badly through lack… Read more »
Chimunthu
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Chimunthu
6 months 4 days ago

This project is an attempt by the government and DPP to make sure the police and army are on their side in the event of any uprising. They are deliberately painted blue to remind everyone that it is the DPP that is responsible for building them and those who occupy these houses must support the DPP at all times. Why else would the government have found the money to build these houses when there are so many other projects requiring government funding? What about hospitals, education, maize for the poor, reliable water and electricity supplies, decent roads, etc. etc.?

kk
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6 months 4 days ago

ithink jappy muhango is very stupid u feel if u sre in dpp ull be their for life things wll turn around, foolish muhango in anything u comment u comment in favour of dpp which muhango are u? asay again juppie uare foolish

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