The extended part of Nkando Police Unit in Mulanje has been demolished allegedly because the work was substandard.
During a tour of projects under Constituency Development Fund (CDF) projects in Mulanje West Constituency, which National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust organised in August this year, it was learnt that the unit was poorly constructed.
The unit’s officer-in charge, Exton Magona, said that even the designs were not suitable for a police unit.
When The Nation visited the place, Magona referred them to Patrick White Azeti, who is responsible for the reconstruction.
“When I saw the structure, I found that almost everything was wrong. The member of Parliament [Patricia Kaliati] instructed that the extended part be demolished and a new one built. We now have plans and we will build it not only professionally, but according to police designs,” he said.
Kaliati could not say how much was used for the demolished structure or who would be responsible for the money that was spent on it.
“We just want to build the police unit according to plan and the case should be closed. What you should know is that sometimes plans come late which result in such cases. However, we want to ensure that the work finishes before the rainy season begins,” she said, adding that a committee has been set up to monitor the work.
Mulanje Nice district civic education officer Twambilire Mwabungulu said he was happy that the extended structure has been demolished.
He said Nice wants communities to get structures that will last long. n