Mwanamvekha says Malawi security agencies 10 000 houses to be constructed

The promise of President Peter Mutharika to roll out a housing project for all security agencies this year will be fulfilled as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has announced  in his budget presentation on Monday that the construction will commence in 2019/20 fiscal year.

Minister of Finance Joseph Mwanamvekha arrives in the chamber for the presentation of the national budget-pic by Lisa Kadango

Government intends to construct 10 000 houses in five years, of which the Malawi Police Service will 4 000 houses, Malawi Defence Foerce (MDF) will get 4 000, Malawi Prison and Immigration Department will each benefit 1 000 houses.

Said Mwanamvekha: “Government will issue a long term financial instrument to raise resources for the construction of 10 000 houses for all security institutions.

“The construction of these houses will commence this fiscal year and houses of different sizes will be constructed.”

Mwanamvekha said the budget allocation of K250 million has been made in the 2019/20 budget for “preparatory works and designs.”

He said:“The target is to reach 10 000 house in five years. Obviously we can’t finish 10 000 houses in one year. It’s not possible.”

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is reported to have 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.

Currently, the security institutions 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.

 

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

programme yomanga manyumba pa dzana paja inatha kapena ndi 200 zomwe zija.
jozefe did u do your research before all these figure plans???
tikumbukile finance minister wa JB atakokola anangosowa ngati njoka yolowa mmadzi.
za mma pepala izi.

chimanga
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Explain about the other houses first. They should have been built already. Is pretending to build houses for security agencies how you siphon government funds? Nanunso ma security agencies mungoyangánila anthu akuba mdzina lanu?

TOSH
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YAMA STADIUM A BULLETS NDI WANDERERS ISADUTSE AKAPANGA MAKANI TONSE OSUTSA BOMA TITULUKE MU PARLIAMENT

C Banda
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C Banda

“Mwanamvekha said the budget allocation of K250 million has been made in the 2019/20 budget for “preparatory works and designs.””

That is to say no houses will be constructed in 2019/2020 but only some plans and other documents will be produced.

In another NT article we see that two football stadiums for private clubs will attract six times the amount to be spent on the promised housing:

““A total of K1.6 billion has been allocated for the two stadiums. K800 million each,”

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

kkkk kukonda kuphoza mabwana. we dont need showbiz why cant you just do the job than yaviyavi!!! mxii.
ayamba kusamba kkkk koma yeahhhh

Lester
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Lester

What has that got to do with anything. Why are we so judgemental as Malawians. Nobody stopping you from posing. One life

Masasa Golomoti
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Masasa Golomoti

Allow sugar imports. ILLOVO is not helping Malawians the price of their sugar is hiked every now and then and look at the court battles with their shareholders just show that this company is not here to help