Opposition members of Parliament (MPs)yesterday took government to task over the status of community colleges in their constituencies.
Setting the ball rolling yesterday was Mchinji North East MP Alex Chitete (Malawi Congress Party-MCP), who said he was promised a community college in his constituency and the groundbreaking ceremony took place but nothing has been done.
He said: “In my constituency, we were promised a state of the art community college. We even had a ground-breaking ceremony, but up to now there is nothing to show on the ground. Where are we on this project?”.
Mzuzu City MP Leornard Njikho (Independent) lamented that in his constituency the groundbreaking ceremony for the college was done twice and nothing has happened.
In response, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa, who was responding on behalf of Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila said he would follow up with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.
“I know for sure that the money for the college in Mzuzu was allocated, it’s a matter of following up,” he said. n