Twenty newly-built spacious houses for officers at Mzuzu Prison will be ready for occupation later this month.
Haulong Construction Company site foreman, Gasper Tcherani, attributed delay in finishing the houses to changes in the wardrobe designs and painting.
Tcherani indicated that the houses were due for occupation by July 13 but they had to change dates as they had to follow the instructions from the Prison authorities regarding the painting and wardrobe designs of the houses.
“We missed the July deadline because the owners of the houses did not want the designs of the wardrobes and the paint we wanted to use. Now as you can see, everything is in order and we should be finishing by the 25th of this month ” said Tcherani.
This is the realization of President Lazarus Chakwera ambitious dream of according security officers decent housing.
This five-year flagship project was launched in July 2020 by President Lazarus Chakwera. The project will see a total of 10 000 houses being constructed countrywide catering across the Malawi Defense Force MDF, Malawi Police Services, the Malawi Prison Services and the Department of Immigration.
Last month President Chakwera commissioned 15 houses for the Malawi Police Services at Malamia Police Mobile Services Camp in Malindi, Mangochi.
The construction of these houses will go a long way in easing the housing problems our men in uniform have been grappling with for many years.
Currently, total of ten houses have already been occupied at Jenda Police with an estimated 231 security staff houses being built nationwide in the first phase of the project.