President Peter Mutharika has scoffed at his critics on the so-called delayed Mombera University construction in Mzimba that they are not aware of what is going on because as far as he is concerned, the project is underway.
The President said this on Friday during the 19th congregation graduation of Mzuzu University students at Bingu International Conference Center (BICC) in Lilongwe.
Mutharika said the works at Mombera are taking place, albeit, the construction of the main university buildings.
“It is our determination to build Mombera University. We have started with the road network and soon we will move to the construction of the actual university buildings,” he said.
The foundation stone for Mombera University was laid in 2015 but, up to now, there are no other activities taking place at the site.
Government critics have been complaining that government is excited with laying project foundation stones in different locations across the country but not willing to start the actual projects.
Speaking to the graduands, Mzuni council chairperson, Rex Harawa, said that graduation ceremonies are sacred events where, among other things, the institution reflects on how it has performed during the academic year.