Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa has hailed local building contractor, Nangaunozge, for “speed” and “efficiency” in handling government contracts.
He said Malawian contractors were doing far much better than Chinese contractors who have been given similar assignments.
Nankhumwa made the observation when he toured the progress of the construction of the over K600 million worth Karonga Stadium being constructed next to Baka Research Station.
Karonga Stadium is being constructed with funding from the Local Development Funding (LDF). Other beneficiaries of the funding include the councils of Mulanje, Mangochi and Rumphi.
Nankhumwa said that he was “impressed” with Nangaunozge, the only local contractor.
“You’ve employed more than a hundred a people here, yet the other contractors have employed less than 50,” said Nankhumwa.
He also hailed Nangaunozge for hastiness doing their work.
“You’re impressively fast,” he said.
Ironically, a few weeks ago Nyasa Times published a story by local groupings who blamed Nangaunozge for “sluggishness” and “lack of seriousness.”
Kossam Munthali of the Karonga Stadium Committee had warned of unspecified action regarding Nangaunozge on the matter.
Nangaunozge is owned by Henry Shaba, a Malawian from Mzimba and Member of Parliament (MP).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :