Police arrest 2 over Kamuzu Institute wrangle as govt, athletes reach an agreement

Police have arrested two girls at Kamuzu Institute for Youth following a fracas that ensued when Minister of Youth Grace Chiumia led an entourage from her ministry to end the wrangle over the use of the institute.

Chiumia:  They can use the institute

Chiumia: They can use the institute

Some youths from surrounding areas and athletes blocked the entrance at the institute to prevent government officials from entering the premises.

It took time before the police managed to calm the situation and the government officials, including officials from her ministry, were allowed in to meet chiefs from surrounding areas, councillors and athletes to chart the way forward following the government decision to let the Lilonge University of Agriculture and Natural Resources use two rooms for out of campus studies.

However, the police arrested two girls whom they accused of leading the mayhem.

Nyasa Times is yet to identify the two and the charges they are answering.

At the institute, after the lengthy discussion, the athletes and representatives of Kawale residents allowed that Luanar can use part of the institute.

Minister Chiumia assured the athletes that they can carry on with their training undisturbed.

However, the traditional leaders told the government to make consultations before implementing such decisions in future.

The meeting ended on good note as both parties shook hands and smiled at each other but it remains to be seen how the implementation will work out as the facility mixes sports and tertiary education.

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45 thoughts on “Police arrest 2 over Kamuzu Institute wrangle as govt, athletes reach an agreement”

  1. Thomas Taimu says:

    Make consultations? Where is this country going? Is the structure community owned? Just because it is government owned and the community has been allowed to use it does not make it a community structure. May be we are mistaking it for LDF structures that are community owned and the community contribute somehow in the erecting of such structures. We are taking our freedom too far and no wonder 20 years of multiparty has seen us slide further into poverty instead of improving from where kamuzu left the country in 1994

  2. Winston Msowoya says:

    Are Malawians walking while asleep?Are we to believe that without Banda we could not have won our freedom from the British? The real facts are,without Banda,freedom in our country was inevitable what ever the case.Banda or no Banda,the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland,was on the verge of collapse because of the peoples’unequivocable desire to destroy it.As to our independence,nothing could block the rising billow towards independence because we had gallant and highly educated young nationalists to lead us without Banda.When Banda arrived in 1958,he found that the masses of our country were highly organized under the young and brillint leadership in the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC) which was formed in 1944 by elder leaders like Levi Zililo Mumba,James Sangala and others..When the young leaders entered into unnecessary leadership struggle,they resolved into calling or inviting Hastings Banda,whom they had never seen before.Of all the young leaders,T.D.T.Banda went to Gold Coast ( GHANA) to persuade Mchona to go to Nyasaland to take NAC’s leadership,but when T.D.T.Banda met the namesakes,he was not impressed with Hastings Banda,hence T.D.T. Banda ran into trouble with the Congress that led him to resign and form his Chritian Liberation Party.This was the start of our problems we are facing today because the young leaders could not settle on one of them who happened to be Orton Chirwa with highly brilliant Law Credentials.To cut long story short,it is misleading and misguiding to tell Malawians that Banda and only Banda fought for our independence that’is why Banda’s name is everywhere: Banda International Airport,Banda Stadium,Banda School of Nursing,Banda HWY,Banda Mausoleum,the list is long.Unfortunately,Dunduzu,the brilliant orator and economic wizard of our time,is given a name of a corrupt load block ( DUNDUZU LOAD BLOCK ) few KM from Mzuzu Town.What an insinuation? In fact,it was Dunduzu and his gallant brother Yatuta who saved Banda’s life from a button-charged federal task force at Chopi grounds few months before the state of emergency was imposed.Malawians,know your history hence,our children,grand children and the coming generations will walk while sleeping.Rose was very correct to mention that the present leadership avoiding to acknowledge the patriotic role played by the first Cabinet brilliant Ministers will overshadow their political inept.Remember,it is easy to destroy a statue,but it is impossible to erase history. Malawians,remember your history.

  3. Phillip says:

    That thing is not there to help an institution or some selected youths but all youth who are in need of that facility.this gvt should be careful when making decisions.akatero akufuna agulise kwa ma china.

  4. Wadyera says:

    Obama mukusamba bwino tsopanotu koma cholanda mwamuna wa Sharonzo musiye mbwezereni mwana akungochita uhuletu ndi azibambo a eni ku Lumbadziku chifukwa cha inu. Pano Sharon anabalalika mutamulanda mwamuna pano mukulandanso Institute. Hahahahaha Shame on you!

  5. Ntchito za a chewa mogwirizana ndi chakwela

  6. wakulu says:

    apolisi ndinu opusa kwabasi,simungachoke ku kawale kumazatithira tear gas ku chilinde & ku 23…………….zulo mwabowa, this is simply the reason why we burn your homes,cause mumatiputa….za ku institute zifika bwanji ku 23………………..screw you police, you are stupid

  7. BBC says:

    Bravo Obama and Mwandidya! Please bring sanity to the Ministry. The days of Saidi are over.

  8. Chithope says:

    Boma ili ndi lamazoba mukulimbira malo oti simunakheseko thukuta misonkho yomwe inapita pamene paja peter kulibe sanasonkhe nawo malo amene aja kamuzu pomanga anati ndi malo achinyamata choncho misonkho yomwe mukulandila inu mangani malo oti luana izigwiritsa nchito osamangopereka kumulankho wava chiumia

  9. diego says:

    Shame on surrounding residents and evil politicians that’s why Malawi is not developing. Pali nkhani apa.

  10. Nkhwanjee! says:

    This is a noisy place being an institute for sport ndiye mwati pakhalenso school, uuuuh, sizikugwirizana. Unduna umenewo, shame.

  11. pido says:

    Izi ndi ntchito za Josephy Mwandidya. crook

  12. . says:

    Obama mwayamba kuoneka bwino ndiyambapo kuhopera

  13. concerned citizen says:

    Please tisiyireni KAMUZU INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS it’s for us youths to do our sports not LUANAR. Amangireni zawo ku bunda kuli unused land!!!!

  14. zakwathu says:

    Baraboo Madam Obama fire Jana now

  15. zakwathu says:

    chasing MNCS was wrong. however Jana walemerera institute what you could have done is to transfer him to another ministry. Jana and Mereka must go they are not promoting sport but busy stealing affiliates money. they are receiving money in the name associations and yet for us to access the funds is difficult two years now our association not even given 1 Tambala. so question is where our monies go? akulandira nyumba ku Chilomoni ndi mereka. let them go for me I can’t pity them Kaye kukula mtima anyasilenji. imagine ku meeting amabwera akumwa mowa mu cup what kind of ES we have? he has no impact to sport development anadzolowera mene kunali Saidi, because Saidi amamuona instead of Jana to respect Saidi. remove him, fire him let sports develop. ankafuna kumayamika MOC anamukhazika pansi. JANA MUST GO to refugees camp akakhale PS kumeneko stupid. if he could have near me I could have slap him foolish anti sport person.

  16. Tamva akale kuti mwamupasa mkulu wina nde mukufuna muyambe kutjamangisa anthu pang’opang’ono kenako mugulise mudziti siyikupindulila boma . Mafia style

  17. Kamuzu institute for sports
    Blantyre sports club
    Indian sports club
    Golf club
    Etc …..all these were designed for sports now turning them to other things wat ever you call them does not make sense to me. The cumpus you are building along salima road ,bwanji osagwirisa ntchito kumeneko. Our athletes ,boxers even football ,netball,handball and tennis use kIS nde wat are you upto. Think twice find somewhere else. Dont turn kamuzu’s vision into something else .

  18. madzi says:

    who is obama? is dea any relation betweeb agribuzines and sports? why clinging to some thing that doesnt belong to you….Be careful obama chiunya…Unya uona.. Idiot kuonda

  19. mogasa club member says:

    agwape aku luanar azikaphunzilila ku institute? isn’t this a sign of failiure? mupange rent manyumba a anthu ku bunda konko. after all, kuli mphunzitsi konko ali ndi chi conference centre pafupi ndi school yanuyo. pitani kumeneko. big up to the two arrested girls. zimayamba choncho pang’ono pang’ono kenako anthu ambili amazatopa.

  20. Austin says:

    Umbuli kumpandoku!

  21. On says:

    The truth about all this ordeal will come out. It looks like la chi forty lawakwanira a tall man Jana. No wonder Jana never said anything good about his boss Minister.

  22. Africa says:

    George Jana iwe mwana wa ku Zomba? Apa ndiye waonekeratu n’gamba

  23. kulimbirana katundu wosiya kamuzu kkkkkk the best Hall in lilongwe city, nyumba yomanga ana aisrael.

  24. Louisa mpokosera says:

    Zat miracle beyond miracle,musova kkkkk

  25. Rerwite your story, i was teargassed around six pm as i was coming home from work today.

    I saw a police vehicle with sirens rushing to the scene.

  26. Tivine says:

    The true story is that George Jana and Jameson Ndalama the Director of Sports connived to buy us so that we should cause havoc. It looks like Ndalama, Saidi and Jana, the institute was their Gold mine until Obama stopped them. We have been fooled today. If not the minister came to brief us, I would still be angry about this government.

  27. Mzee says:

    The minister is wrong. The institute was built for sports. It is now obvious that this minister does not listen to advice thats why she is causing problems for the President. Why chase away the council when it is the implementing arm of the ministry? Madam Obama chonde it helps to listen to advice if you want to progress. Government must build classrooms and relevant facilities for LUANAR surely not the Institute. The President must try another minister at sports awa atitopesa ndi makani awo opanda pake.

  28. Chingolopiyo says:

    Is Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture the same with the Ministry of Agriculture? How could you turn Kamuzu Institute For Youth into a University compus? Why changing or bringing new names while there are no infrastructures for that? I salute Kamuzu, he is my hero, what he left is what others are busy, sharing, destroying, changing names etc. Its 21years of democracy in Mw, but none of these democratic elected presidents has ever build a state house, they all build their own houses using stolen state funds, and they are busy occupying what Hastings Banda bult.

  29. john ngwenya says:

    Stupid thinking by Ministry of Sports officials, how can you mix school with noise,there are alot of public places in Lilongwe which are being misused ,2 people have been killed because of this nonsense,LUANAR full of Professors but you can’t reason.Knowledge versus Wisdom!

  30. SONG says:

    Ntchito za Angwazi izi lero kumamenyeranapo shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Mandela says:

    Tear gas in chilinde kawale over the kamuzu institute for sports issue in chilinde2 township

  32. Bufalo Soldier says:

    This was a disagreement between the government officials and the athletes which eventually ended amicably, so why akapokola have arrested some people? Is this not going to cause havoc again? Why can’t our police learn to agree to disagree? Is this really an issue worth arresting someone? Is this not a harassment to these two females? Why should we be afraid of the police all the time? Wake up people, please!!!

  33. joellanimal. says:


  34. Mashamase says:

    Sinthaniko Malaya

  35. isaac phiri says:

    boma should also tel the public making their discions

  36. I am pretty sure those arrested are from the North.

  37. Mwethu says:

    But this current cabinet of APM has ugly female ministers. Compare to the one of Bakili which had Therese Mwale, Callista, Loveness, Edda, etc to the current one with Obama, Kalilani and wicked witch Kaliati, eish!!

  38. Noxy says:

    Better use it for Education than sport.Chiefs for what?

  39. kambwali says:

    chiefs for wat ? fotseki
    akapangile kwawo ufumu

  40. kent says:

    Anali nkhwangwa uyu pano wayamba kuyera mwina ali ndi mimba ya amuna ake a Bwenebghageegegnyekusi ali kumbuyo kwakewo.

  41. Zambulo says:

    Who owns Kàmuzu institute for sports?

  42. phyodollico says:

    xul and unproductive sports.Chabwino chani mafumu apa.Za ziii

  43. Hkmdidi says:

    Chiefs from surrounding areas? Traditional leader? In town……which are these?

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