Nankhumwa lays foundation stone in Mulanje for school block construction: Warns contractors

Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa has laid a foundation stone for the construction of a school block at Khunguni Primary School in Traditional Authority Chikumbu in the district and warned that government will not hesitate to blacklist building contractors who would not deliver good quality projects.

Nankhumwa laying a foundation stone

Nankhumwa stressed  that incompetence would not be tolerated, saying building contractors should  honour contract agreements and not delay development.

“Many government developmental projects in the country have stalled or progressing slowly because our contractors are not meeting deadlines. They just begin the job and embark on other projects elsewhere.

“Government will not sit back and watch such contractors retard development. Any contractor found delaying work without justification or delivering sub-standard work will be blacklisted,” said Nankhumwa.

He said government officers responsible for supervision of projects must also take a leading role in ensuring all projects in their respective district councils were of good quality standard and that they were finished within stipulated timeframes.

“One of the contributing factors to sub-standard work is lack of supervision by responsible councils.  This allows for negligence on the part of contractors and compromises the quality of work,” he pointed out.

Mulanje District Council Chairperson, Charles Kapata echoed Nankhumwa, saying contractors must observe project completion deadlines and quality.

“We would like to have the projects delivered on time without compromise on quality. If a contractor is not living up to the agreed terms and conditions, we will not hesitate to terminate the contract,” Kapata said.

 

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Bann

Ntchito kumangosokoneza mabanja athu ndipo ndikufuna number ya akazi ake nane ndithane nawo…

Santana
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Santana

So in this age a whole cabinet minister laying foundation stone not for a school but for a class room?. The level of pettiness and mediocrity in Malawi is simply beyond something I can’t describe. Not even DC could do this and not even DEM.. may be Headmaster. Now when you have a whole cabinet minister driving all the way from Capital Hill to lay a foundation stone of a classroom tells you how lowly this country is. Zovuta kwabasi

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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

How do you blacklist contractors which you duly own yourselves in DPP?

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bwannoni

Koma zoona ulibe manyazi kufundisidwa umbrella. Kuzunza wa Police uku

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Malawi, a country infested with foundation stones. Foundation stone for this..foundation stone for that. What is the rationale behind these useless ceremonies which only drain government fund? DPP is shallow minded and so pitiful. JUST BUILD WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BUILD. PERIOD! TO HELL WITH THE SO CALLED FOUNDATION STONES. Give me a break!!!//

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