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