While the face of Mvera Support Battalion has completely changed following the construction of descent houses, it has been revealed that there is more happening at the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) in terms of infrastructure developments.
With K3.5 billion funding, Government is extending and rehabilitating 43 Houses at Marine Unit at Monkey Bay. On this project, completion rate stands at 85%.
As that is not enough Government is rehabilitating singles’ hostels and constructing two Houses at Changalume Barracks.
Works on the hostels have been completed while on the two houses are still on-going and currently the completion rate stands at 85 percent.
The Chakwera led Government is also rehabilitating a Camp Hospital at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba and the completion rate is at 95%.
This completely indicate that President Chakwera has political will over the welfare of soldiers.
On top of the above projects, Government is also rehabilitating six boys’ hostels and five girl’s hostels at Army Secondary School in Blantyre where the completion rate is at 40 percent.
Government is also installing Air conditioning units at Malire Camp in Nsanje and the completion rate is at 60 percent.
Other projects which Government is doing include Water reticulation and maintenance of ablution blocks at Sukasanje in Phalombe and the completion rate is at 70 percent; Borehole drilling and installation of 30, 000 litres water tank at MDF Army
Secondary School in Blantyre. The completion rate is at 65 percent.
Currently the Ministry is also rehabilitating Water system at Combat Support Battalion in Mvera and the completion rate is at 60 percent.
Further, Southern Region Water Board has been engaged to rehabilitate the water supply system at Cobbe
barracks at a cost of K500 million. Works are expected to
commerce in February.
To sum it up, the Ministry of Defence with K800 million budget is completing the Cobbe Barracks road currently at 90% completion rate and is expected to be completed by August 2022.