Simbi’s Khato Civils promises to transform communities along Lilongwe, Salima road

Khato Holdings Executive Chairman, Simbi Phiri, says his company is set to transform communities along Lilongwe-Salima Road which is coincidentally the designation of the Lake Malawi -Lilongwe Water Supply Project.

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Khato Civils was contracted by Lilongwe Water Board to implement the K500 Billion project that upon completion will address the perennial water shortages in the Capital City and surrounding areas.

Phiri made the pledge last week on the sidelines of the company’s annual general meeting in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Among the focus areas – Phiri said- will be construction and refurbishment of schools, clinics and recreation centres through which the youth will be empowered in varying forms such as employment and entrepreneurship.

Simbi also observed that when in full motion, the Lake Malawi- Lilongwe Water Supply project will create spin-off businesses for thousands of locals who will supply goods and services to the company and its staff.

His sentiments come in line with Malawi Government’s policy direction to uplift locals through meaningful and lasting small and medium entrepreneurship.

Khato Holdings intends to use the project as a stepping stone to doing more businesses in the country.

They intend to venture into property and manufacturing among other areas.

On another front Khato Holdings plans to penetrate the Africa market and leave a footprint of top-class infrastructure as has been the case in South Africa where their business is currently concentrated.

Simbi said they intend to bid for and execute projects in all Africa countries such that 80 percent of Khato’s business has to come from outside South Africa.

As part of corporate social responsibility, Simbi recently handed over magnificent Tembwe Health Centre and Kamwendo Police station to the Malawi government which he built in Mchinji district.

Phiri has also constructed a multi-million state of art primary school in Chembe village, Nkhoma, Lilongwe the original home of his biological father.

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Unfortunately, Top Malawi politicians cannot appreciate all these developments unless the considerable amount of money goes to their pockets.

Tell them Khato because most of the Malawians are still sleeping … sleeping like goats … imagine with any viable project that comes in it’s meeting strong opposition why? A Malawi tulo … our friends in many countries are doing very big projects without fear they are able to take risk knowing how potential it is to the economy. Look here the president says Lilongwe is growing big and we need enough water for the people and the only source is lake Malawi but here come m’Malawi wa tulo akuti NO….. ok he come again let’s tap water from Mt… Read more »

he is not patriotic. malawi govt has alot of corrupt guys, even the contract for water project is exorbitant k500 bn


Munthu uyu Simbi Phiri ndi mmalawi mzathu lets support him.


Just wait for the IEA report osamatinamiza pano. Munali kuti nthawi yonseyi simumachita transform the lives of the pipo along the LL-Salima road? We have heard so many of such lies before. Spare us!

Ken Magombo

How I wish we had many more of patriotic Malawians like this guy, Simbi! Malawi would definitely change to higher heights within a short time. Let us congratulate Simbi for what he intends to do. He will obviously gain, but Malawians around this area are going to benefit more. That’s what is known as development of a country. Keep it up, Simbi. Malawi needs people like you to prove to us that you can do development works even outside political arenas on earth.

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