People of Mzuzu have expressed disappointment with the delay to complete construction of Mzilawaingwe Primary School.
In an interview, Mzilawaingwe bloc leader Thomas Mvula said the project stalled two years ago.
“We want government to complete the project so that our children should access education,” he said.
Mvula said building materials were at risk of being stolen because there was no security guard at the site.
In his remarks, Mzilawaingwe Ward councillor Tony Mwenitete said it was worrisome that people have begun encroaching on the land.
He said: “Yes, the area has no primary school.
“I have referred the matter to Mzuzu district education office several times, but to no avail.”
In a separate interview, Mzuzu district education manager Nameson Ngwira said his office was aware of the development.
“The project stalled due to lack of funds, but plans are there to complete it,” he said.
However, he did not comment on the budget and referred the matter to Ministry of Education whose spokesperson Chikondi Chimala acknowledged the stalled project.