Malawi security agencies housing project misses deadline

After touring Moyale Barracks in Mzuzu on November 13, last year, President Peter Mutharika expressed sadness over the state of houses and promised to roll out a housing project for all security agencies by January this year.

Army commander briefs Commander In Chief Mutharika on Cobbe Barracks

“I have seen the houses that the soldiers are staying in. They are in bad shape and insufficient. But I am here to tell you that the housing project for our men and women and other security services, the Police, the Army, Immigration and Prison Service, that I promised in my manifesto is about to materialise. By January we will be able to launch the programme for houses for all the four security agents in the country,” said Mutharika.

But four months after the deadline, the Mutharika administration is yet to roll out the housing project.

The houses, which were built decades ago, have gone for years without maintainance and they keep on deteriorating, especially with hail storms and other harsh weather conditions the country is experiencing year in, year out.

In an interview on Thursday, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Charles Vintulla said the first phase of the project will start after the 2018/2019 budget meeting.

“Government intends to construct 10 000 houses in two phases. The first phase will be for 4 500 houses, of which the Malawi Police Service will benefit 2 898 houses, MDF will get 1 422, Malawi Prison and Immigration Department will each benefit 90 houses. The remaining 5 500 housing units will be done in the second phase.

“The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has just completed making assessments on sites that the security agencies have earmarked for the construction of the houses, as well as the facilities that the housing units should have. This took some time because some institutions did not have ready land for the project, but all that is finalised now.

“Currently, physical and layout plans for the sites to estimate the number of housing units per site and cost implications are underway,” he said.

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PATHAKO
PATHAKO
2 years ago

True .The government must also consider involving immigration and prisons in MANEB and ELECTIONs
activities not only the police. These days know that our graduates have no choice for jobs.Therefore as government make them understand that you are with them in these troubling periods of high population of unemployment.We can excuse the army at the moment because of DRC but they are needed too.

POPE ANASTAZIA
POPE ANASTAZIA
2 years ago

The government can also motive all these security agencies by engaging them in activities that gives them allowances not favoring police only.In Tanzania, prison guards are the most feared security agency
when it becomes to riots. The are called MAGELEZA.They are the last to deal with the most difficult riots.
Internal zigawenga .And the beat and well trained in these activity.When Mageleza is called every trouble
makers run for cover.

Foreman
Foreman
2 years ago

Bola anayikapo mwala ndiye kuti anamaliza kumanga.

URIM AND THUMIM
2 years ago

ALL THE MONIES MARKED FOR
DEVELOPMENT’S IS PACKED IN
SACKS BY THESE MADALAS FIELD MARSHALS /CROOKS /MAFIAS -‘-THEY
WILL NOT HAVE PEACE OF MIND /GUILTY CONSCIOUS WILL FOLLOW THEM TO GRAVE/HELL
LIKE THEIR FRIENDS WHOM WE DON’T WANT TO MENTION THEIR
NAMES SINCE EVERYBODY KNOWS
THEM—

Whiso Blowa
Whiso Blowa
2 years ago

Mzuzu International Airport nso nayo paja ankati January, 2018.

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