Construction of new Poly Annexe nears completion

Construction of a new four storey annexe wing for the Malawi Polytechnic of the University of Malawi is expected to wind up in September this year.

Poly annex construction taking shape

The new structure that will replace the old Poly Annexe has progressed at a snail’s pace since its inception in 2016.

The project was supposed to be completed last year but has dragged due to hiccups related to delayed payments to contractors, according to higher education, science and technology project coordinator Dr. Ignacio Ngoma.

But in an interview , Ngoma gave an assurance that everything is in order for the completion of the project before end of this year.

“All  is set in regards to the completion of the building and it should be through four months from now,” Ngoma said.

The new annexe isamong other things expected to generate income for the learning institution.

“Apart from providing adequate classroom space as well as expanding enrollment, the ground floor of the annex will be given to the general public  for various bussinesses.

This will help the institution to generate revenue for some of its activities,” Ngoma said.

The new structure will aslo accomodate Open and Distance Learning Students, Information Communication and Technolgy equipment, Polytechnic staff and the bussiness fraternity.

African Development Bank is financing with about US$4.4 million (approximately K3.3 billion).

The old annexe wing, built in the 1960s, was the first campus of the college before the current main campus on the opposite side across the Masauko Chipembere Highway in Blantyre

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Alfred january
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Problem in our country is kuba this building can delay but those people have finished their mansions out of the same money,sending their children to oversees for higher education but in other countries the same amount of money can build a magnificent building

TRUMP
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KKKKK YOU GUYS MAKE ME LAUGH MY LUNGS OUT !! YOU GUYS ARE JOKERS !! DURING THE REIGN/RULE OF KAMUZU WE USED TO SEE WELL CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS WITH CERTIFIED ENGINEERING COMPANIES -THE BUILDINGS WE ARE STILL USING TODAY EVEN OUR GRAND CHILDREN WILL USE THEM -DO YOU THINK THE STRUCTURE SHOWN ABOVE WILL EVEN LAST A YEAR BEFORE IT COLLAPSES BY ITSELF DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS KILLING SOMEBODY ?? LET’S NOT PUT PEOPLES LIVES IN DANGER BY BUILDING SUB STANDARD STRUCTURES ; PUTTING HUGE PROFITS IN OUR POCKETS !! GOD WILL PUNISH US !
Manda
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Apparently all those people are supposed to fit into that tiny structure the size of a library at normal universities like UCT or Wits! Businsses, lecture halls, libraries, technological equipment etc are supposed to be squashed into that tiny plot between Northgate & Total/Steers. And will probably be non-functional half the time because people will be striking over salaries! What a f*****g joke!

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