Chitipa district commissioner (DC)Michael Chimbalanga has asked government to connect Kasama Community Technical College in the district to Northern Region Water Board piped water and Electricity Corporation of Malawi (Escom) power grid.
The DC said this on Saturday when Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Grace Chiumia toured the community college which is still under construction.
He said currently the community college uses solar power while water is being supplied under the rural piped water project which, he said, is not reliable.
Construction works at the college started in November 2017 and are expected to be completed at the end of this month. The college is expected to start operations in January.
In his response, director of technical and vocational training in the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Aubrey Matemba asked Chitipa District Council to facilitate the connections because community colleges are run by assemblies.
“Everything is in the hands of the assembly, you can only come to us for equipment,” he said.
The college is one of the three Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training Authority (Teveta) is constructing nationwide. The others are Mgayi in Nathenje, Lilongwe and Khwisa in Balaka.