Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daud has advised Lilongwe City Council to consider demolishing a sculpture on the Parliament Building round about in Lilongwe, saying it is substandard and an eyesore.
In a telephone interview yesterday, the deputy minister said she toured some facilities in the city on Monday, including the sculpture, which she said could be a death trap for road users as it has developed cracks and has electrical wires dangling.
Said Daud: “I advised the Lilongwe City Council and officials from my office to consider demolishing it. Nobody knows what that thing stands for and it makes the city look ugly.”
She said she has since advised the city council to work with the Roads Authority to identifycome up with a solution to the roundabout.
In her remarks, Lilongwe City Mayor Juliana Kaduya said the sculpture was constructed by former first lady Gertrude Mutharika’s Beautify Malawi Trust without consulting the city council.