Deputy Minister of Lands Abida Mia has expressed satisfaction with the progress of construction works of 25 houses for police officers in Karonga.
The deputy minister expressed the sentiments on Wednesday when she visited Ipyana and Songwe Border Post. There are 15 houses at Ipyana and 10 at Songwe under construction.
Said Mia: “I am impressed with the progress despite land encroachment issues around Songwe Border which delayed the project.
“I am optimistic that by December the project will be completed.”
On his part, the project’s architect Davies Mbewe said despite logistical challenges by the supplier of roofing materials, the contractor is on course to complete the project by December.
Karonga Police Station officer-in-charge Osman Gondwe said the houses will solve accommodation challenges.
“This will enhance efficiency as officers will be accommodated in one place,” he said.
In an interview, Fukumele Building Contractor managing director Clement Mukumbwa said they are working round the clock to beat the December deadline.
President Lazarus Chakwera launched the construction of 10 000 houses for Malawi Police Service, Malawi Prison Service, Malawi Defence Force and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services.