Demolish ‘chijachi’ on Parliament roundabout, minister orders: Lilongwe City Council says sculpture constructed by Beautify Malawi Trust without consulting

Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daud has advised Lilongwe City Council to demolish a sculpture on the Parliament Building round about in Lilongwe which is christened by Malawians on social media as “Chijachi’ as they fail to make sense of the  substandard quality.


Deputy minister Daud, Mayor Kaduya (L) and some officials from LCC and the ministry leave the roundabout after the tour ‘Chijachi’

The deputy minister said she toured some facilities in the city on Monday, including the sculpture, saying  it is substandard and an eyesore.

“This things it there not to make the Lilongwe city beautiful. Nobody knows what that thing stands for and it makes the city look ugly,  hence as a Ministry, we have advised the Mayor of Lilongwe city and other officials from Lilongwe City Council to demolish it,” Daudi said.

She advised the council to be aware of any development taking place in the capital city in order to avoid substandard developments.

“Whatever is being done in the city the council should be aware about it, if the council sees anybody doing anything in the city without consulting the council, it must not hesitate to ask and this would help avoid developments like  [Chijachi],” she said.

Daud said the sculpture could be a death trap for road users as it has developed cracks and has electrical wires dangling.

She said she has since advised the city council to work with the Roads Authority to icome up with a solution to the roundabout.

In her remarks, Lilongwe City Mayor Juliana Kaduya said the sculpture was constructed by former first lady Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi Trust without consulting the city council.

“The previous government was doing developments on its own in the city without knowledge of the city council.

“The statue at the roundabout near parliament building was done by the former first Lady through her initiative called BEAM Trust and it was built without consulting the city council, up to now as the council we do not know its name,” Kaduya said.

It is reported that BEAM Trust fished out K35 million from Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) to construct the statue at parliament roundabout.

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Phyot Olera Kun Yini
28 days ago

Kuganiza mwaphasulo uku

Malawi Chewa Party (MCP)

True. Instead of demolishing it, just construct better ones at KCH round about, at cash build round about, at crossroads round about, at Mchinji road round about, at Likuni bypass round about, at bunda round about, at matchasi round about, at BNS round about, at Area 18 Puma round about etc etc. Why demolish the only artwork we have at the Parliament round about as if that is the only round about we have in Lilongwe? What kind of reasoning is this one? Inu a Malawi Chewa Party (MCP) why are you wasting a lot of energy on petty issues?… Read more »

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
28 days ago

After demolishing “Chijachi” construct something better than that.

We don’t need our city to look shabby

Jonas
Jonas
28 days ago

Bring it down when you have money to build another one. Ask the right people on urban monuments and structures at roundabout first…Malawi seems to be junk pit….

AMBEWE a Chiradzulu Crew
AMBEWE a Chiradzulu Crew
28 days ago


how important is this advice? The government is lost

Last edited 28 days ago by AMBEWE a Chiradzulu Crew
FreedomFighter
29 days ago

Kumwetsa wanthu tuzi kuti mukamange zimenezi? Kkkkkk ku Malawi i salute!
One day.

Kunje Speaks
Kunje Speaks
29 days ago

Mutharika and his wife were busy turning public roundabouts into playgrounds for their grandchildren to climb up and swing. Idiotic, to think that they would apply for planning approval like th rest of us as in Malawi ya lero anything a President or his wife wants to do is considered acceptable.Lock up Mutharika and his aged wife. Lock up the shameless stealing corrupt Mutharika and his aged wife.,

Last edited 29 days ago by Kunje Speaks
alpha
alpha
29 days ago

just ask Malawians for ideas musanayambe kupanga zinth and you’ll get them for free than kuononga ndalama , nthawi, mphamvu, pa chinthu chomwe aliyense sakudziwa kuti ndi chani kapena chikutanthauza chani….. K35 million gone ….shame on you Getrude and your team.

Oskar Chipompo
Oskar Chipompo
29 days ago

Mayiyu analibe mpahunziro, Pulofesa Mutharika anamikatira wayamba kuganiza iye nde Imelda Marcos. Tengani chosema chopussachqo ndi kuchiwotcha basi. Mayiyu ndi Pulofesa adaba ndalama zathu indikuwathangitsa munyumba yaw yachifumu ndikusandutsa sukulu kapena chipatala.

Last edited 29 days ago by Oskar Chipompo
O. Sapien
29 days ago

.. and remove that eyesore at the entrance to parliament houses. In case it is still standing

WTF
WTF
29 days ago

Tear it down already like yesterday !!

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