MP Lunguzi condemns Malawi govt over political projects

Dedza East Member of Parliament Juliana Lunguzi has warned government against championing what she called politically motivated projects in the country, saying it is affecting their implementation.

Lunguzi: Slams political projects

Lunguzi said such projects have ended up failing to get completed on time thereby costing more on taxpayers’ money.

“This government starts too many projects [which are now stalling,” she said.

She made her remarks in reaction to many hospital projects government has included in the budget such as Blantyre District Hospital, while it has taken ages for Phalombe District Hospital to start off, Cancer Centre at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, ART centre projects among others have stalled.

“The government should stop coming up with projects just for political reasons because in the end we have many projects which are not completed,” she said.

“What the government should do is to come up with projects systematically spreading across the country.”

She was contributing to the debate on the 2017/18 National Budget which Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe presented in the House three weeks ago.

Lunguzi backed the Blantyre District Hospital which she said would ease the burden on Queen Elizabeth central Hospital.

Other projects she expressed concern to be politically influenced are the road infrastructure. The government has promised to construct Mbombela University in Mzimba whose foundation stone was laid by President Peter Mutharika and Marine University in Mangochi.

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4 thoughts on “MP Lunguzi condemns Malawi govt over political projects”

  1. Chambe says:

    How has Lunguzi categorized these projects political projects? What I would want to know is whether these projects were started and that funds were diverted or abused. But if these were just mere campaign promises, then they can not be projects at all. In my understanding of a project especially a building construction project to be specific, there should be a source of funding besides having done the appraisal. This therefore should not stop the government in putting forward for more projects to be done in future besides those that stall. Lunguzi should put government to task with detailed facts as to why those projects are stalling but she can not expect the Phalombe hospital to complete/start first before any other could start as the source of funding could be different apart from that from government.

  2. john says:

    Excellent. Please keep it up.

  3. winston msowoya says:

    BRAVO MP LUNGUZI!!!!!! If we had 6 women MPs like you in the Parliament,at least we would have seen great improvement in the country.CARRY ON MAMA,YOU ARE PEOPLES’ ISNPIRATION.The majority of our MPS,are just dead-woods,waiting to amass wealth,while their Constituents,are coughtup in an imaginable poverty.LUNGUZI OYEEEE!!!!!!

  4. Mike Mulumbe says:

    what else can come from her mouth she speaks even where she is not supposed to speak

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