Government purse keeper has said plans to construct 10 000 houses for security agencies using the development budget are on course.
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha, MP said this in Parliament during question time.
He said, the line ministry, which is the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, had put out adverts in the newspapers asking tenders and in no time the construction works will commence.
“I am told there is a team that is doing evaluation in order to get contractors for us to start building of houses for security officers,” said the Finance Minister.
Government expects to construct 4 000 houses for the Malawi Defence Force, 4 000 houses for the Malawi Police Service, 1 000 houses for the Immigration Department and another 1 000 houses for the Malawi Prison Service.
During the handover of police vehicles from the government of China in 2017, President Peter Mutharika promised to construct 10 000 houses for the security agencies because of the poor housing conditions the officers lived in.
Mutharika promised to construct 3 500 houses for the Malawi Defense Force, 6 000 houses for the Malawi Police Service, 250 houses for the Immigration Department and another 250 houses for the Malawi Prison Service.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :