DPP cheating North Malawi on Mombera University as journalist raps Fargo

Newspaper columnist James Chavula, who is also one of the editors at Nation Publications Limited,  has accused the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for deceiving northerners that Mbombera University in Mzimba district is taking shape.

Fargo’s sign post at site for Mombera University

 The ruling DPP and government claims the project is taking shape and that it has already find the contractor ‘FARGO’ to carry the project.
Nyasa Times has established that FARGO recently put aside a signpost along Mzimba road warning and informing road users that it is carrying its duties  on site.
However, Chavula said such effort are aimed at convincing the northerners that all is set for the project.
Posting on his Facebook page, Chavula argued that there are some mandatory things like project duration, financiers and consulting engineering firm which are missing on the signpost.
“Construction standards in the country, require contractors to erect an informative sign stipulating name of the contract, Client,   Project duration,  Financiers, Contractor and Consulting  Engineering Firm but among these, most are not there. This brings a lot of questions and suspicion,” stated  Chavula.
He further doubted if FARGO can really carry and complete the project particularly because it has failed and cheated Malawians in so many ways.
“Beware of political liars and the lies they tell,” wrote Chavula.
“I am a doubting Thomas and entities like government and Fargo made me what I am.  Remember how the company took over a year to realise that it had failed to construct in just 41 days the less than 1km Limbe-Midima Road?  Remember how it abandoned the shorter road between Mzimba and Raiply where it spent about five years constructing nothing much? Today that road is marked by potholes, gullies,  trenches and incomplete bridges. And the company is back in Mzimba to deliver President Peter Mutharika’s flagship project in fulfillment of his brother Bingu’s daylight dream. Stop Fargoing the nation,” he added.
According to him, FARGO is a DPP trusted partner in delaying the nation project.
“We heard all this sweet talk in March 2015 when your man launched construction of the university. It’s over two years since the desolate foundation stone was laid.  The pace is sluggish if not snail-like.  Sadly, the Limbe-Midima Road saga teaches us that Fargo is a trusted partner in delaying the nation–not sluggish,  but likely to abandon any worthwhile project. …Here is a simple warning: your beloved government will Fargo you, again,” he disclosed.
During a recent visit to Mzimba district, President Peter Mutharika said his government will complete the project and that all is well on the ground.
Many expect the creation of more universities to eliminate inequalities in access to high education  with a contentious quota system of selecting students to public universities.
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Chigumula 2
Anti-Corruption Bureau please investigate this Fargo company. We have complained myriads of times. Every road work they have done gets potholes within a year of completion. And yet the National Roads Authority and our very corrupt DPP continue to award this fraud of a company multi-million projects at the expense of the poor Malawians and to the detriment of development. What language do they want us to speak to show that we are not happy with this Fargo company? Despite all the public outcry, all we have is the Presidents threats on the podium which translate to nothing. Even the… Read more »
APM mkulu wachaponda

you have betrayed us,,you will never see my vote on that day,,,

I am afraid that Mr.Chavula has it pretty wrong! Trump would call this fake news and he would be right for once! I feel compelled to come to the defense of Government! The fact is that Fargo has been contracted only to construct the main entry road to the University and is mobilizing right now. The other fact is that Government is very serious about this project. My Consulting Architects office, Clinton and Evans, and my Partners Design Studio Architects plus Structural and Services Engineers and Quantity Surveyors have been contracted to design this University and the internal road network… Read more »
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
The observation is correct that government should have given the contract to build Mombera University to Terrastone. This company puts up quality structures. Others are Roberts Construction that built the Great Hall at Chanco. However, the authorities should hunt for contractors that built the Polytechnic in Blantyre, College of Medicine and Kamuzu Academy. The structures of the institutions are of good quality. Let us please the spirit of Bingu by erecting excellent structures similar to those at Ndata whose beauty is admired not only in Malawi but also outside the country. With due respect, Fargo cannot put durable structures at… Read more »

Vyapulikikwa akulu. These thieves must be exposed at all cost


There is no tarmark road anywhere near the proposed Mombera university site. So this sign post is meaningless.

We told you DPP to focus on relocating Mzuzu university to Choma where villagers have already been companseted for the massive land.; which can comfortably a commodate animal sciences.


DEPECO boma!!!! Criss Daza woyeee!!!!!! No mbava MCP killers DPP mbava UDF bulutu we need new party


Mr 699942, where in the southern region has MCP encroached? Are you talking about the Lower Shire? Linda madzi apite ndipo udziti ndadala. The powers of Mia in the lower shire can not be measured without an election there.


Northerners remember Chitipa, Karonga road. It took how many to get finnish?

Andrew Anderson kumadzi
Andrew Anderson kumadzi

I am sick and tired that we have been slashed away like glasses but the so called politicians they gata have to understand that we are not sleeping anymore, these saga will mot going to take us anywhere why threads change the good gone bad my professor please let these ambaptodalls ruin you for heavenly sake heish

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