Chimulirenji visits fire victims at Lilongwe Teachers Training College

The  Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) presidential running mate, Everton Chimulirenji, Thursday morning visited Lilongwe Teachers Training College (TTC) whose hostels caught fire in the afternoon hours of Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Chimulirenji and Msaka interacts with the affected students.-Photo by Roy Nkosi, Mana

Part of the damage caused by fire.-Photo by Roy Nkosi, Mana

The hall that is being used to temporary accomodate the students.-Photo by Roy Nkosi, Mana

Chimulirenji is being briefed by an official.-Photo by Roy Nkosi, Mana

Accompanied by the Minister of Education Science and Technology, Bright Msaka SC, the visit was aimed to assess the damage caused by the fire and to console those who have been affected.

Speaking at the visit, Chimulirenji expressed the government’s concern for the victims of the fire and he stressed that the government is ready to render help where needed.

He said it is in the government’s plans to rehabilitate the infrastructure at the college including its hostels and learning facilities.

“We are very concerned with what has happened here and as government, we are mobilizing resources to renovate the hostel block that caught fire so that the students who were hosted there can go back to their normal lives,” said Chimulirenji.

Giving a synopsis to the fire incident sit-in principal of the college, Vita Mirriam Bulambo explained that the hostel which caught the fire was a male hostel and that it had completely been destroyed rendering it unusable.

“The fire started around 12 noon and we engaged the fire department which helped us put the fire out. We also engaged the Malawi Police Service who were at the scene by the time of the fire. We thank God that no student sustained injuries and there is no loss of life but a lot of property however, has been destroyed,” said Bulambo.

Bulambo said more aid is needed in terms of resources to make up for the damaged and lost property.

The government has provided K1million to help the victims of the fire and promised more aid in the immediate future.

The fire has affected 17 students, destroying a male hostel block, students’ property including: laptops, books, clothes and other necessities. No deaths or injuries caused by the fire have been reported. The cause of the fire is however at the moment not established.

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Naphuma

He is a minister my friend, His doing the right thing.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Hon Chimulilenji is running mate but if DPP wins, he will be vice president a short time and made to resign so that Atupele is appointed in his place. Mutharika knew that if he took Nankhumwa, Msaka or Chaponda as running mate, it was going to be next to impossible to remove them to pave way for Atupele (who is expected to endorse Mutharika very soon)

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Silica gell

So guys you are furious that Chimulilenji was part of the audience which cheered up victims of TTC disaster. You wanted Chilima to do that in your wisdom. You don’t even recognize the presence of the line minister. You are not even aware by now things that your Chilima is pre occupied with. Tizawona kumene njiru imeneyo mukafikenayo!!!

gwenenthe mwale
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gwenenthe mwale

ilitu ndi bodza CHIMULIRENJI angayankhule chizungu ngati chimenechi?????

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Concerned citizen

I really appreciate the quick response by the government in assisting the victims of Lilongwe TTC following fire that gutted the hostel. However I am wondering as to why Chimulirenji who is the running mate making promises that government will mobilise resources to help the victims. Is he the vice president of this nation to comment like that?

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

For DPP things like these are a blessing in disguise, they use them for campaign. What was Chikulilenje doing there? selling himself.

Bobly
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Bobly

He is the minister, in case you never knew about this

Bobly
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Bobly

Have you forgotten that he is the Minister?

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