By: Thula Chisamba
Local authorities in Rumphi have expressed fury at the Malawi government, over its delays in commencing Teachers Training College construction project in the district.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with this publication, on Friday, paramount chief, Themba La Mathemba Chikulamayembe expressed dismay owing to government lack of commitment in commencing the project.
“It’s been a long time waiting to hear from them on the project-Infract i am not even sure if the government will construct the college,” said Chikulamayembe.
The Malawi government laid a foundation stone at the construction site about four years ago but since then, nothing has been done.
In a visit on Friday, The Malawi Star team established that the proposed construction site desolate with no any sign of the project commencement possibility.
Some community members told our reporter that since government laid a foundation stone at the site in 2012, nothing has been done.
“They have failed even to send officials to conduct some feasibility studies.
This shows that they only announced the project to blind us,” said Joseph Gondwe.
But the big question that puzzled the locals is how the government has used funds allocated to the project since there is no any progress.
Authorities at Rumphi district council declined to comment on the raised concerns, citing that they were not responsible for the project.
They referred the publication to the ministry of education science and technology for accurate response.
However, a publicist in the ministry, Rabecca Mphwitiko, was not available for comment, despite several attempts.