Chinese-built Malawi parliament’s Chamber leaks, affect proceedings

Malawi parliamentary proceedings were disrupted on Thursday as members from both sides of the House shifted from their designated seats to seek refuge elsewhere due to leaking in the chamber.

Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara captured walking out of the chamber.-Photo by Lisa Kadango

The legislators brought to the attention of the Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara on the leaking of some points in the Chamber.

The question time was temporarily disrupted as the members of parliament sought dry places to hang their heads following the leaking caused by heavy rains which have hit the lakeshore areas, the south and central region where the National Assembly is located.

There are at least four spots in the 193-strong House which leaks mainly on the opposition benches.

The problem has been there for two years or more now.

The Chinese built building has also wall cracks and had of its floor tiles ripped off.

Proceedings however continued after the members of parliament changed seats.

Parliament Building was constructed by China government and was opened in June 2010. That project cost around $41m.

Chinese construction companies have been busy in Malawi since the two countries established diplomatic ties in December 2007, and Malawi abandoned its links to Taiwan after 41 years.

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Dr Cyrus
Dr Cyrus
9 months ago

No wonder these MPs can’t fix anything in their areas. A problem has been there for two years? and no one can’t fix? So because it was built by China, they need China to come and do inspections and fixing. China has a lot of issues to deal with at the moment don’t hang your laziness on them.

BRAVE NORTHERNER, NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK……MADE IN CINA

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
9 months ago

let alone potholes in the building.kkkkkkk
chinese cant have that k8nd of shit in theier country. if they can build a bridge across the the sea do u think it can only stay for 1 year??? they do a very tangible eurable work. kuno amatitumizila akaidi otulutsidwa ku ndende to serve the last time of their conviction hence got no skill of wat survival means. za kuntaya zonwezo. ena kudyapo ma allowance kukatsegulila.mxxxxi

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

The Chinese are like Motta Engel. The Blantyre – Zomba road from Maselema to Limbe Cathedral is already damaged and yet construction is still going on. This is the issue the opposition should take Government on. They drive on this road , they see the condition of the road, but they choose to keep quiet.

masoambeta
masoambeta
9 months ago

A Malawi kupusa too much. The most stupid people in Africa. We like anything flashy but have no work ethic at all. Ntchito timangokhalila kuba. The building was substandard and even lacks maintainance. There’s a lot of local building contractors looking for work. But because they’re not Lomwe them they will suffer. Kupusa uku. Chinese have never invented anything. Yawo ndi fake stuff basi.

Favor alice
9 months ago

Please bring back Taiwanese, there will be no food shortages in the country and not these nyangwita Chinese who bring in kalela low quality clothes.

Lozani
Lozani
9 months ago

Just fix the bloody damn building and stop complaining, now what you want more freebies?

2012cheater
9 months ago

Even Buckingham palace leaks.. no news here

zafikapo
zafikapo
9 months ago

Tinkanena kuti za Ma Chinese sizilimba.CHINA-Come Here I Need Action

National CEO
National CEO
9 months ago

If the parliament is leaking what about a school in Nthalire, Emfeni, or Malaka?

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