BT Police Construction to Complete in 2022
Minister of Homeland Security, Richard Chimwendo Banda, says is determined that construction of Blantyre Police Building will beat deadline.
Banda says his ministry will support the contractor to ensure that the project is completed in December 2022.
He said this on Tuesday when he inspected the project works.
“I am impressed with works on the ground. Last time when I came here there was just a foundation.
“The most worrisome thing is that this project has been there in the papers for the past 20 years. In our books, it has been funded for the past 10 years but there was nothing happening. This time around we have taken it more seriously.
“You know very well that Blantyre is the biggest commercial city in Malawi and therefore deserves the best police station. If you see the current offices, they are worst; they are in a very bad state. That’s why we have pressure to make sure that Blantyre police has the best offices,” he said.
Administration and Human Resource Manager for City Building Contractors, Lorex Kapanga, said that despite challenges that came along with COVID-19, they will beat the deadline.
“Although we have added another floor, we are hopeful and determined that we will finish the work on time. We have told the minister that we will let him know if we face any challenge but so far so good,” he said.
The minister also appreciated works at the newly established South Eastern Region Police Headquarters in Thyolo, Thyolo police and prison and Conforzi Plantation in the district.