Malawi VP inspects construction of new office block at Capital Hill

The Vice President Saulos Chilima on Tuesday inspected the new government Office Block being constructed at Capital Hill in Lilongwe.

Chilima, speaks with reporters after insepcting the project in Lilongwe-Pic. by Abel Ikiloni.
Chilima, speaks with reporters after insepcting the project in Lilongwe-Pic. by Abel Ikiloni.
Delta Construction Director, Mr. Amin Usman explains the progress of the project-Pic.by Abel Ikilon
Delta Construction Director, Mr. Amin Usman explains the progress of the project-Pic.by Abel Ikilon
New Office building under construction at Capital Hill in Lilongwe-Pic. by Abel Ikilon
New Office building under construction at Capital Hill in Lilongwe-Pic. by Abel Ikilon
Chilima with Minister of Lands, Bright Msaka inspect the project in Lilongwe-Pic. by Abel Ikilon
Chilima with Minister of Lands, Bright Msaka inspect the project in Lilongwe-Pic. by Abel Ikilon

Chilima observed that it has taken a long time for the offices to be completed to enable other government Ministries that are renting from private owners to occupy it.

“It has really taken a long time for the offices to be completed and we want this to be done quickly to ensure that some government ministries that are currently renting from private owner occupy the building, “said Chilima.

The Vice President however said it was pleasing to learn that the contractors will strive to work hard and finish construction of the office building early next year and be ready for occupation.

He said once the construction of the building is finished it will provide office space to many government Ministries that are currently renting from the private owners.

“The office building will create conducive working environment for the civil servants and also make government save some money that is paid to private sector where some ministries are renting,” said Chilima.

He said government will continue constructing more office buildings at Capital Hill to ensure that all government ministries operate within the same premises.

The office building is being constructed by Delta Constructions Limited.

Delta Constructions Construct Manager Victor Msowoya said the project was delayed because of the high cost of materials.

Msowoya said he was optimistic that the project will be completed soon because some of the materials have already been bought.-Mana

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Victor Chidyaonga
Victor Chidyaonga
6 years ago

Kungopeza udzu ndi pepala.Ndalama zathela ma salary

Malindima
Malindima
6 years ago

Good chase up! Rental fees can fast drain the Govt coffers.

CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT
CHEWA FEDERAL FRONT
6 years ago

Stupid government.
Take some of these projects to Nyika City or to that mediocre “commercial capital” or even that ruinous hillside Welensky City.
LL has so much office space, some of it empty: just ask MPICO.
President in hiding, oh no! Actually we have no president!! HKB is turning in grave!!

me
me
6 years ago

thats very important this time a new government building.
yes.babies are dieying in hospitals but ok this is priority.
start taking care of those women who are having delivery instead of a new building for government.
you malawians dont care about that issue?
strikes all over the place because of money and is this priority?ok
what about water,toillets,good hospital assistence?they are not worried about that because when they stay sick they go south africa but you people stay there.
in my opinion its not important the building.now put the money to one building.
government already have nice buildings in lilongwe

Poor Private Lawyer
6 years ago

You want to kill the private sector.

Avide Lunguja
6 years ago

Government have been delaying payments for too long….

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
6 years ago

Office block for what? Kamuzu Banda developed this country without that office block. We need development at grass root level and not at the capital hill. Moreover Chilima is supposed to be working at the capital hill everyday so what was special with him inspecting the office block?

Masharubu
Masharubu
6 years ago

Mukhalira zomwezo a Chilima . I thought you were going to add value to this government , but you are just another Nankhumwa . Palibe kusiyana .

Pastor
Pastor
6 years ago

Akusowa ntchito muofesi? Where is the Min of Works and transport?

Nhuma
Nhuma
6 years ago

Just to help MANA when reporting such news – please provide with details like number of office rooms, number of floors, contractor, structure engineers (project managers), etc. When was the expected date of completion and it has delayed by how long? When is the new completion date and expected dates of occupation. Construction news is all about that! The contractors are simply saying the quote sum which was in MK has been lost in devaluation since they are supposed to import most of the construction materials in USD. That means they need a contract review to reflect new costs …………….

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