Some contractors government engaged to drill boreholes in communities using funds allocated by Parliament have been cheating on depths of the boreholes and disobeying requisite guidelines for constructing boreholes, Weekend Nation has learnt.
Rehabilitation of the vandalised French Cultural Centre in Blantyre, now called Blantyre Cultural Centre (BCC), has failed to start in the current fiscal year because of technical hiccups.
With just about three months remaining before the end of the 2012/13 fiscal year, Lilongwe Mapuyu North Constituency has spent at least K5 million out of its K7 million allocation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to build four bridges, a teacher’s house and other community projects.
Construction of several structures in phase three of the Kamuzu Mausoleum in Lilongwe is awaiting completion of tender processes which the Department of Buildings is handling, Ministry of Tourism and Culture public relations officer Chrissy Chiumia said on Tuesday.
Malawi Government has completed construction of only nine chiefs’ houses in five years under a programme Parliament has been funding to promote the welfare of chiefs across the country, officials have said.
In an emailed response last Tuesday, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development public relations officer Maganizo Mazeze said four more houses are under construction in the Central and Southern regions, saying completion of the houses is expected soon.
Residents of Nsundwe Trading Centre in Lilongwe Mapuyu North Constituency have asked their Member of Parliament Christina Chiwoko to push for completion of the market they say has been undeveloped for years.
Malawi Government’s efforts to construct an elderly care centre in Neno have stalled for over five years due to Treasury’s failure to allocate enough resources to the project over the years, officials have said.
In an interview on Monday, Neno district commissioner MacDonald Kadammanja said no construction work has taken place on the site designated for the centre several years after the project’s contractor disappeared from the place.