Chinese contractor abandons Mombera University project

A Chinese contractor has abandoned the construction of Mombera University in Mzimba due to government failure to pay him.

Mombera University is the signature project of President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the north.

Officials fromn Anhui Foreign Economic Construction company said the government has not been honouring payment of advance working capital.

They however could not say how much the government owes them.

Ministry of Education spokesperson Lindiwe Chide has confirmed the development, saying talks are in progress with Treasury to release the money so that the contractor returns to the site.

The contractor has been working on a road network for the campus.

Mutharika officially unveiled the plague in 2015.

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Kapombocha
Kapombocha
2 years ago

Sinathebe, mpaka 2024 mufuna muzapangirenso kampeni pomwepa

Ng'anga
Ng'anga
2 years ago

Yet year in year out for the past 5 years resources of not less than Mk 5 Billion were being allocated to this project annually in the national budget totalling to around 25 MK Billion during the stated period.Ironically nothing tangible to show off apart from the ring road around the so called Mombera University Campus.What a sick nation we are.May be the structures are hidden by Perekezi forest reserve.

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
2 years ago

It does not take a rocket scientist to draw parallels with the promised BB and Wanderers Stadiums. We may end up with two foundation stones for stadiums. Here is a government failing to maintain Bingu International Stadium but thinks it has adequate resources to waste on private entities.

Malawi is a funny country. I would be sending a proposal to government to build for me a house and buy me 4matic. APM has set a very good precedent. All private schools, don’t wait, send your proposals before APM leaves office.

tung'ande
tung'ande
2 years ago

dont waste time . if you construct they will demolish as they have been doing with government structures in the north and centre

pitala
pitala
2 years ago

Mwina akuopa paja akuti iye mu America yu kumanga ma nyama kugumula ngati ndalama ndalama ndi za mthumbalake bwanji osangomalizisa pitala . Mungogwilila miyala ya yamazikoyo bs yakwana nanjinso kumpoto kkkkkk muisovenge😉😉😄😄.

CHOKA SATANA
2 years ago

ZANU IZO AMBWENU MBWENU SIBWENI
INU KAGWERENI UKO –MWAKULA MWATHA
MUYIDZIWA BANGWE TERM YINO —-DPP
PITALA ANSAH MUWAMVA MUBEBI !!!!

mpilu
mpilu
2 years ago

timaesa inatha by now.
yapwila ngati kayelekela zinafulumbutika ndalama. kungosiyako zidhindo za EDZI

mtumbuka
mtumbuka
2 years ago

A region of a population of 1million having two university ,this is very unfair. why can’t they build that university in NENO district a district where there is nothing for government.

Gertrude wa Pitala
Gertrude wa Pitala
2 years ago
Reply to  mtumbuka

People like you lick too much APM’s nsete.

Federalism
2 years ago
Reply to  mtumbuka

To: Mtumbuka. We asked your Peter Hitler Mutharika to let us go and be an independent republic of Nyika, and he is refusing. Why can’t let us go so that we can built many schools and universities for our children. You have imposed quota system and other oppressive laws on us. We don’t care about your South and Centre—-leave the North alone. You have depleted our resources to develop your regions and when you build one university to the North you start to cry. Tell Peter Hitler Mutharika to build the University in your area, and we at the North… Read more »

braveheart
2 years ago

..Pali cholira apa?! this is normal it can happen anywhere it’s not about Southern region as narrow minded disgruntled senseless loosing unashamed immature supporters of loosing parties are saying. But theres no doubt the pain of loosing can bring rabies to loosers featuring madness. Loosing for 25 years munthu ungathamangedi misala..nanga in 25 years osayiwelenga kuti wakwera yophwa ma tyres si ukape umenewo. Shame! DPP is a national party aphwanga. Si Aford or MCP ma regional parties. Thus why this college is in North of Malawi koz DPP is a national party.OK? U didn’t ask APM for this college. It… Read more »

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  braveheart

Ine a Dad amandiwaza kwambiri!! The North and Malawi in general were already promised kuti the country will be like “Singapore” kapena German…………………………………… braveheart tell them to stop the noise and wait for Singapore in Malawi!! Ana mwachepa inuuuuuuuuuuuuu DPP oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Omex70
Omex70
2 years ago
Reply to  braveheart

The issue here is not about losing or winning. You must be possed with evil spirits. That’s why you don’t see anything wrong for your dpp to give empty promises to people of the northern region.

braveheart
2 years ago
Reply to  Omex70

so the college is for people of northern region?not Malawians? U see how stupid u people R?

vikhumbo
vikhumbo
2 years ago

just as well the company wants to be paid before starting construction? Chinese are not trusted they will be running for their country with the money

King
King
2 years ago
Reply to  vikhumbo

Racist

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