India to proceed with Mahatma Ghandi statue in Malawi but changes site

Indian government will proceed with its plans to erect a bust of Indian nationalist Mahatma Ghandi in Blantyre but changed plans from having it at an open site to put it inside Mahatma Ghandi International Convention Centre after a public backlash.

The base on which the Mahatma Gandhi bust would have been  placed in foreground: Now the ‘statue’ will be inside the convention centre

Two individuals—Pemphero Mphande and Mkotama Katenga-Kaunda—obtained a court order against the contractor, Plem Construction from proceeding to work on, develop, and/or construct a bust of Gandhi at a “public land”.

The new Indian High Commissioner to Malawi, Amurag Bhushan said in view of court order and public displeasure, they have resolved to have the statue constructed inside the convention centre and not at open site as ealier planned.

“The statue will be inside and not in open because the name of the convention centre is  Mahatma Gandhi,” he said.

The Indian Government will finance the construction of an international convention centre in Blantyre City which will host various activities, including international conferences.

As part of the agreement, the Blantyre City Council (BCC) will put up a statue in honour of fallen Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Ghandi which will now be inside the centre.

Commentators say this should serve as a lesson to local public officers to consult their citizens on critical issues  and also have their fair justification for the same.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

And further the statue of that evil man will bring bad omen to my country.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

We dont want this Mahatma Ghandi statue in Malawi, period. You Indians what is your problem?

John chipiliro
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John chipiliro

Mahatma Gandhi was a racist person against black people

chayamba
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chayamba

The picture of the building it’s actually a Mosque. My understanding is that the conference is not yet build. On the picture they wanted to show the demolished statue

mpilu
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mpilu

mmene amadanila anthu akuda gandiyo shaaaa.
cipukwani cimeneco citipatse matsoka kuno? bwanji osakaika ca kamuzu ku india akacikodzere amwenye

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

To hell with this statue. At least will now be In an enclosure.
Please erect statues of our fallen heroes in our cities.

National CEO
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National CEO

Is this a mosque or an International Convention Centre? A structure not suitable to be built in a city in the 21st Century.

FRED LOCK
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ZIMENEZO NDIYE ZOPUSAZO AMWENYE AKUFUNA ATILOWE MCHALA AKANGOCHIMANGA TICHIGUMULA NDIPO TIZAMENYA MA BUILDER AMENE ATI AZAMANGE CHINTHUCHO, IDIOT