Bunda Filling Station to fuel development at LUANAR

Construction of the K400 million Bunda Campus Service Station is going to fuel more developments at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), chairman of the university’s Council Professor James Seyani has said.

Seyani cuts a ribon to signal the launch of the filling station

Seyani fuels his car during the launch

Lanjesi speaking to reporters after the launch

A fuel attendant checks a vehicle’s oil levels

Seyani made the remarks on Tuesday when he officially launched the newly constructed filling station, which will be run under Bunda Farm Limited, a commercial entity that has been championing most of the developments at LUANAR’s Bunda campus.

“Since its inception as an institution of higher learning, LUANAR has been operating a fuel pump largely on non-commercial basis but as part of the Public Sector Reforms, the LUANAR Council endorsed an initiative by the university management to commercialise its current fuel pump by constructing a new and modern filling station and relocating it to a more spacious and easily accessible location.

“This business initiative is one way of diversifying the university’s revenue base to reduce the financing gap that the college has been experiencing. It is also going to under-cut the costs associated with out-sourcing fuel from other filling stations.

“Furthermore, the filling station will be used as a teaching and learning toll for students, who are going to experience real life experience in business management,” said Seyani.

LUANAR Acting Vice Chancellor Emmanuel Kaunda described the filling station project as a clear productive Private-Public Partnership (PPP) that he said will help in the transformation of higher education in Malawi.

Kaunda hailed PUMA Energy for providing the fuel tanks and pumps for free and offering to sell the fuel at a subsidised cost.

PUMA Energy managing director Davies Lanjesi said his company decided to offer the subsidy to enable the college maximise profits from the business and use the resources to offer quality education.

He pledged that the company would offer free training in customer service to the site staff: “We want motorists to be attracted to come here. By buying fuel from here, motorists will be contributing towards quality education,” said Lanjesi.

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5 thoughts on “Bunda Filling Station to fuel development at LUANAR”

  1. Tawona says:

    Thumps up LUNAR. Chancellor College and Malawi Polytechnic should also come up with businesses / companies. Don’t just wait for govt subvention / funding. The world is changing and you need to change also.

  2. Univesity ndiye imeneyi osati zinazi.

  3. Generation of Vipers says:

    SEYANI UYU NDI WA MULHAKO IJA ETI?????

    1. Pro Mulhakho says:

      Whats wrong with being Mlomwe? Wakutuma ndi ndani mbuzi iwe

    2. Mwapheranjiru says:

      Koma akadakhala wa mtundu wanu? Tisayang’ane za mtundu
      koma zomuyeneretsa munthu pa udindo wache. Boma
      lidasankha professor seyani kukhala mkulu wa Luanar
      Council chifukwa cha ukaswiri wache wa za malimidwe,
      za chilengedwe, zakafukufuku komanso maphunziro ache mwa
      zina. Mzathuyi adakaphunzira ku Chanco, Bunda, Reading
      University mpaka kukatsilizira ku Oxford University. Komanso
      wagwira ntchito muno m’Malawi ndi ku Ulaya. Palibe za uLhomwe
      apa koma u kadolo. Inu a Vipers za chamba ai, samalirani.

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