Police have arrested two girls at Kamuzu Institute for Youth following a fracas that ensued when Minister of Youth Grace Chiumia led an entourage from her ministry to end the wrangle over the use of the institute.
Some youths from surrounding areas and athletes blocked the entrance at the institute to prevent government officials from entering the premises.
It took time before the police managed to calm the situation and the government officials, including officials from her ministry, were allowed in to meet chiefs from surrounding areas, councillors and athletes to chart the way forward following the government decision to let the Lilonge University of Agriculture and Natural Resources use two rooms for out of campus studies.
However, the police arrested two girls whom they accused of leading the mayhem.
Nyasa Times is yet to identify the two and the charges they are answering.
At the institute, after the lengthy discussion, the athletes and representatives of Kawale residents allowed that Luanar can use part of the institute.
Minister Chiumia assured the athletes that they can carry on with their training undisturbed.
However, the traditional leaders told the government to make consultations before implementing such decisions in future.
The meeting ended on good note as both parties shook hands and smiled at each other but it remains to be seen how the implementation will work out as the facility mixes sports and tertiary education.