Ministry of Health says Chilinde Health Centre project in Lilongwe, which stalled for three years due to financial constraints, will be completed by March 2022.
The ministry’s deputy director of planning and policy development Sanderson Kuyeli gave the assurance on Friday during a meeting of stakeholders in Chilinde Township.
He said: “We have given the contractors our demands that we want to see the project completed in four months from December to March 2022 and they understand what we are asking of them.
“We know we are approaching the rainy season, but we will try to meet the deadline.”
Kuyeli said funds have been allocated to the project, adding that due to rising costs of materials, there were financial hiccups, but that has been sorted out because additional resources have been assigned.
“We have instituted a team in the ministry to monitor the project,” he said.
Golden Star Contractors site agent Harnish Patel said they will deliver as instructed.
“We are remaining with five staff houses, a maternity wing, fence and other minor processes,” he said.
When complete, the health facility is expected to decongest Bwaila Hospital and Lilongwe Central Hospital.