Mbilizi says Umodzi Park to be ‘a mixed development centre’

Board Chairperson for Umodzi Holdings Limited, Francis Mbilizi Friday said they have long term goals to develop the Umodzi Park into a mixed development centre.

President Mutharika opening Umodzi Park

President Mutharika opening Umodzi Park

Aerial view of Umodzi Park

Aerial view of Umodzi Park

Mbilizi said this in Lilongwe, during the grand opening of the Umodzi Park Complex by President Professor Peter Mutharika.

“As Umodzi Holdings Limited we have long term goals to develop the Park into a mixed development centre. Among others we want to have literal shops, entertainment and conference centres, and banks,” he said.

Mbilizi added that Umodzi Park Complex should be Lilongwe’s place for people to connect and meet.

He promised government that within the 10-year management agreement, they will operate the facility at a high standard.

Giving his remarks Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Zhang Qingyang said Malawi has rich tourism resources and is commended as one of the best tourism destination in the world.

He said, with the bilateral relations between Malawi and China he has asked his friends to introduce businesses in the country to help boost the tourism and other sectors.

Zhang said his government is willing to work with Malawi Government to bring more benefits to the people of the country.

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa said the state-of-the-art Hotel, Presidential Villas and the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) known as Umodzi Park Complex are the first facility in the country to offer world-class services.

He said the opening of these facilities will strategically position Malawi to tap into this growing tourism market segment and enhance its image as a destination for international conferences and events.

The construction of Umodzi Park Complex started in 2009 and completed in 2012 by Shagai Construction Company from China. The park comprises of Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC), President Walmont Hotel and auditorium.

The park will be managed by Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts which was awarded the management contract agreement by Umodzi Holdings Limited in October 2014.

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11 thoughts on “Mbilizi says Umodzi Park to be ‘a mixed development centre’”

  1. Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka says:

    Munthu ndi munthu sayamika. Ali nchokoma n’galu.

  2. Peter says:

    Am glad Lilongwe has grown within a short period of time unlike Blantyre everything seem to be at a stand still,and recently Fargo just maintained our Victoria Avenue what a mess i guess Fargo did this as an initiative.

  3. chatha says:

    Amalakwa ndamene amakhala boma

  4. chatha says:

    Koma. Zoona2

  5. hk says:

    It appears there’s too much politicking in the whole umodzi bla bla and as we all know politicians are screwed up people so here it means they pocketed millions to themselves first. Lilongwe is my childhood city I went to chimutu l.e.a.school then chilambula way back in the 80’s so I always wish Lilongwe well.

  6. milazi says:

    Development is good

  7. PM says:

    The DPP operate in the circle of tribesmen, relatives, friends and political buddies. Keep good things to themselves

  8. CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT says:

    LL City is now, obviously, Malawi’s best city. It could have overtaken BT around the year 2000.
    We also know that although it draws much of its support from the South, the DPP thinks it can ignore the dying “commercial capital” or the Welensky hillside city ruins without any loss of its popularity in that region.
    But then, can APM ignore Nyika City? Hell, No. Certainly not with a petition for possible SECESSION still on his table. In a desperate attempt to stop secession the president will shortly be launching mega projects in Nyika City: a world-class international airport, a dual-carriage highway-replete with side pavement from Ekwendeni to Katoto; a multi-storey mall, … Even so, these measures will not be enough to derail Dr Shaba, Prof Msiska and others from their course. For all we know, they will still patiently await the president’s response to their petition, FINGERS CROSSED.
    Now, is this “Umodzi” Holdings or Mulhakho Holdings?

  9. Kokoliko says:

    Thumbs up DPP

  10. malawxcusbs says:

    Ziko langa la Malawi amalilakwila ndi anthu omwe ali ndi maudindo umodzi park ada posachedwapa.

  11. Dr Moo Tha Leeker says:

    Nepotism at work. Mbilizi the husband at Umodzi Holdings Limited, the wife being the Deputy Commissioner General at MRA. Kodi anthu anzeru ndi okhawo? Apapa its like unequal distribution of wealth ie wealth going to few families unlike munakatenga Dr Phiri kuwayika ku Umodzi Holdings Limited. Chuma bwenzi chikupita kumabanja awiri osiyana & in return with our extended families bwenzi tatukulana anthu ambir. But this scenario of confining wealth to few selected families is what is making the gap between the rich and the poor to be so big and uncomprehensible. Zinaliso choncho nthawi ya Bingu Daniel Phiri Mutharika whereby one Henry Mussa was a Minister and at same time the wife Agrinn Mussa was a high Commissioner ku RSA. This is nepotism at its bestand no wonder people describe DPP leaders and their followers as nepotism gladiators.

    Coming to development of the park, please adhere to standards. Osati mawa tikapeze ma security lights onse asiya kuyaka ngati pa Game Stores ndi mmalo ena ambiri. We dont want someone to come and smear his rubbish graffit “Professor …….was here”. About ma shops its nice proposal but come up with world class designs with escalators.

    Confine nepotism, tribalism and regionalism to archives of history if we are to develop and live as one (umodzi)

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