Mutharika opens magnificent Umodzi Park: Peermont to run Malawi five-star hotel

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday officially opened a $100 million magnificent Umodzi Park complex which comprise of world-class Bingu Wa Mutharika International Conference Centre (BICC) , Presidential Villas and a 5-Star President Walmont Hotel built in the capital Lilongwe.

The President's hotel

The President’s hotel

Mutharika officially opens the hotel

Mutharika officially opens the hotel

Speaking during the Grand opening, President Mutharika said the complex represents a symbol of excellence in the hospitality industry of the country.

“This complex will strategically position Malawi to tap into the growing tourism market segment and enhance its image as a destination for international events,” he said.

He therefore assured of his government’s commitment to continue putting tourism sector as a priority area in the national agenda.

Chairperson of Umodzi Holdings, Francis Mbilizi said the multi-faceted development forms a vital part of Malawi’s plans to boost the tourism industry.

“The state-of-the-art complex is set to raise the country’s profile within the African conferencing industry, making Malawi an attractive option for conference delegations from within the continent as well as the rest of the world.”

The complex, is an initiative of late Bingu Wa Mutharika and was funded and built by China.

A South African based Peermont will manage the complex for 10 years subject to renewal.

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As good as the intention was to build this hotel, it is not up to the standard of a 5 start hotel. The prices are up to standard and more, but the services on offer, facilities etc are not up to standard. No wastepaper baskets in rooms, no shower caps, no tissue, no replenishment of complimentary tea and coffee and NO INTERNET.

I mean what is one paying for then? You should not open a hotel before you are ready to do so. You give tourism a bad name in Lilongwe, but then again, do you care?


Whist is that orange/red thing on his belly.???? Underpant ??????


At least after one year, our president officially opens the complex. May be after five years he is going to build a complex.

As of now, he is still paying off Mulli’s loan with MSB. Using taxpayer’s money. All the people dying in hospitals due to lack of drugs should wait for 2015/2016 annual budget.

Concerned Malawian

ndamanga toilet, ikufunika official opening

Concerned Malawian

sindinamuwone president osowa zochita ngati uyu. his cohorts are also airheaded. did u listen to a speach by this dog called nankhumwa during dinner? its pathetic

C Banda

Who is the arsehole hand-clapper in the lower photo? Not one other person is putting their hands together for the prez.


Why does Getrude Mutharika always look drunk? She has this witchlike smile on her mouselike mouth. Who dresses her? Nanga umbrella skirt imeneyo mphepo itachita blow sazachita manyazi? Why do we keep seing her when we did not vote to see her? Even her constituency had enough of her


tizigonamo ulele mmenemo ife amuna apa Malawi

Ndalema nanu

dziko ndi wanu ndalama ndi wathu.


This is great for Malawi.but subsidise the hotel rates so that ordinary Malawians can afford to spend a week end at a hotel .

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