Chakwera to rename Mombera to Inkosi Mbelwa University, construct new Mzuni campus

President Chakwera to complete the construction of Mombera University which it says will be renamed to M’mbelwa University.

Brian Banda speaking at the Weekly Brief -Pic by Roy Nkosi
Fargo’s sign post at site for Mombera University

Former President, Peter Mutharika laid a foundation stone for construction of the university in 2015, but since then only tar-marked roads have taken shape.

Speaking during the Weekly State House Briefings held at Mzuzu State Lodge on Monday, State House Press Secretary who is also President Lazarus Chakwera’s spokesperson, Brian Banda hinted that construction of the university is among the priority government projects in Northern Region.

He said when completed, the university will be called M’mbelwa University in fulfillment of the campaign promise the Chakwera administration made during the election.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  regime neglected the project while the plaque  former president Peter Mutharika unveiled in 2015. the university will According to Banda,  President Chakwera wants the university to be called Inkosi Mbelwa University now that the Mombela name is cursed.

Chakwera, apart from promising completion of Mbelwa University,   would also construct new Mzuzu University (Mzuni) campus which will diversify programs and increase intake of leaners for the college, according to Banda.

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Mwini muzi
2 years ago

The current budget did not cover for this University. When will construction proceed from the roads to water reticulation and finally to the buildings? I believe China is the source off funding as Mutharika had disclosed during his campaign but that changed course because of COVID19.

2 years ago

Mr. Talking will always talk. Just thinking out loud, will he deliver all that within 5 years?

Manyalira Mhone
2 years ago

I thought there’s government policy that prohibits naming institutions of higher learning after traditional chiefs.

Vitumbuka Nivichi
2 years ago

Izi nde zopusa zinanso. Tarred roads are Mbera University and buildings Inkosi Mbelwa University

2 years ago

Osamangothamangila kusintha maina ayi. Tamangani kaye universityo then mudzasinthe dzina mukazamaliza. Kusintha dzina kulibe kanthu koma ife tikufuna ma pologalamu aphindu

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