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Mzimba Chief Commends Government’s Resumption of Inkosi Ya Makhosi University Construction

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Inkosi ya Makhosi M’Mbelwa V of Mzimba expressed appreciation for the government’s decision to recommence the construction of the K450 billion Inkosi ya Makhosi M’Mbelwa University in Mzimba.

The government has initiated construction at the site, fulfilling a promise made two years ago to complete the university, which the previous administration had started but failed to finish. In a Tuesday interview, M’Mbelwa, as a chief, conveyed his satisfaction with the renewed construction efforts and expressed hope that this time the project would materialize successfully.

“Construction of this project has been in the hearts of people in Mzimba and indeed Malawians for a long time. People have been expecting the project ever since government initiated the project. We are happy to see that government has finally started works on the site,” he said.

M’mbelwa said the visit by the minister indicates government’s commitment to do the job.

He said people of Mzimba, and himself, are happy about the prospects of having a university in the district.

M’mbelwa said most of the programmes to be offered at the university such as animal science and veterinary medicine will help farmers in the district known for rearing livestock.

During a visit to the construction site on Monday, Minister of Education Madalitso Kambauwa Wirima reiterated President Chakwera’s commitment to make sure that the construction works are not halted.

She said the university will have its first phase completed in 2025 and opened in August same year for its first intake in basic sciences.

The entire university is expected to be complete by 2027 and will have a total enrolment capacity of 10,000 students, according to Wirima.

Director of Buildings in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Sam Ngoma, said the Inkosi Ya Makhosi M’mbelwa University, formerly known as Mombera Universoty, will comprise schools of basic sciences, school of veterinary medicine and school of animal science.

 

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