Chilima cracks whip on project deadlines, starts monitoring tour

Picture him in his boots, khaki trousers and shirt, sleeves rolled up and in a heated debate with officials why the Salima Solar project is taking long to complete or why the construction of three Teacher Training Colleges is moving at snail’s pace in Chikwawa. He then gives them a deadlines, saying Malawians have waited for too long.

Chilima to track down progress of various public projects

This will be exactly the mood of Vice President Saulos Chilima this week when he goes on the ground to track down progress of various public projects in his capacity as Minister of Economic Planning and  Development and Public Sector Reforms, according to a program that Nyasa Times has seen.

During the visits, Chilima wants to appreciate the state of implementation and progress made against planned implementation as well as hold discussions with authorities to understand the challenges being encountered.

“Yes, I can confirm about the visits. He wants things to move with speed and he is going on the ground to appreciate progress or challenges being encountered,” said Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri in a brief interview on Saturday.

It is expected that Chilima’s first visit will be Nkhotakota on Monday morning to follow up on the progress of the Msulira-Nkhotakota Road before proceeding to Salima to visit the Salima Solar project that can free up the district from the national grid.

On Tuesday he will be at  Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar)

where a number projects are taking place aimed at achieving financial stability for the University. Later in the afternoon the same day, Chilima will check progress of the National Cancer Centre.

The Vice President is also expected to track progress of Mponela Community Hospital and Ntcheu-Tsangano-Mwanza road before proceeding to the southern region to check progress on the construction of Marka-Nsanje road, Shire Valley Transformation programme in Chikwawa where he will also check progress on the construction of three Teacher Training Colleges.

In Thyolo, Chilima will track progress on the construction of an Industrial Park at Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Ndata Farm in Thyolo as well as the progress on the construction of District Commissioner’s offices.

In Chiradzulu he will monitor the construction of Thumbwe Secondary School as well as construction of a lecture theatre at Magomero college.

The progress tracking campaign will also take Chilima to Blantyre where he will appreciate progress on the Blantyre Bypass road, expansion and rehabilitation of the Polytechnic and construction of new Blantyre police station.

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Nandi
Nandi
7 months ago

I Know who my president is.

joe ted guta
joe ted guta
7 months ago

Mr Chilima, please go ahead with your programs. Visit these areas and assess the situation. Your move is right. No time to stay in office but to act. Help our country to develop. You are on the right track and trajectory. Keep it up Chilima !

Medson
Medson
7 months ago

Northerner nothing to celebrate all tours start central end south.
Nyenkhwe yeniyeni.

TT Banda
TT Banda
7 months ago

Does it make sense to construct a community hospital in Mponela given the size of the population? Zinazi a Tonse tizikonzani osangopitiliza quasi za dpp.

Shona
7 months ago

Fantastic good move! But start with the top.Is it implimenting promises.Nepotism, universal fertilizer, 1000000 job s etc.The people are just following the examples you are giving them.U crook poyerayera.All the people who were speaking for the citizens you fixed Bones on their mouths the Mtambo s ,B.Bandas etc .g

Sizzler
Sizzler
7 months ago

Go Go Chilima Go !!!!! thats a good gesture …..Go …and maybe you will get to know what APM had at heart… Coz that time you were so busy planting office politics against your Boss. We realy will appreciate you if you continue such work ethic of goin on the ground flatout …and meet masses …..Keep up ..But still know its now rain season ..so most constractual projects halts .KEEP UP …..me tooo coming on the other days to join you

Ndife
Ndife
7 months ago

Visiting other people’s children. Thereafter produce your own.

Kwitande wa kwitande
Kwitande wa kwitande
7 months ago

Before going out for these projects he needs to track down the reforms that he instituted in government becauseat road traffic, Malawi Police service, immigration, MRA, Lands and city councils corruption is still rampantOfdficials a

Guters
Guters
7 months ago

Corruption is worse now than when the reforms started. Challenges in AIP are some of the symptoms.

Bridget Scotch
7 months ago

I wish the VP could come to North and see how Sawa Group is frustrating Tonse Alliance government ego for efficiency and effectiveness and see how people in Mzuzu city are being persecuted by NRWB where areas like Geisha, Area 4, Mchengautuba and Hilltop are staying 7 days without running water.
The upgrade project is being poorly managed and Sawa Group is acting as if they are the boss of the government as client.
I don’t know if there is a minister response for water management or which ever ministry this falls under.

Pulo
Pulo
7 months ago

Moral decay

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