The press shy government spokesperson, Jappie Mhango has said that the Professor Arthur Mutharika colour dreaming for a state of the art public hospital that was earmarked for the Malawi’s old capital city is a fluke.
Mhango, who is minister of information and civic education in the DPP lean cabinet, has told a radio station in Malawi that the dream of having the said hospital will not materialize because the Mutharika led government has nowhere to get funds for the hospital.
Mhango explained that Mutharika was looking up to the German government to fund the facility but the Germans are not forthcoming.
The government spokesperson has since admitted that there is nothing Mutharika and his DPP government would do to fulfill one of its campaign tools which made some people in the eastern region to vote for Mutharika and his DPP government.
In Zomba central constituency people voted for a DP member of parliament just as it did with the central ward to vote for a DPP councillor, a move they will likely regret having being cheated day light about the much needed health facility.
Malawi has four central hospitals, in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba, but the Zomba central which for many years has been called general hospital leaves a lot to be called a central hospital, as most cases that are referred to the facility are further referred to Queen Elizabeth Central hospital in Blantyre.
With the news of the state of the art public hospital people of Mangochi, Machinga, Balaka, Zomba, Phalombe, Mulanje, Chiradzulu, Mwanza were excited and thought DPP was the party to trust.
“We are disappointed. If they can cheat on a hospital, what more with ordinary development projects that have nothing to do with the lives of people? “asked one Kenneth Phiri of Blantyre Manja township.
Mhango has since admitted that instead of coming up with an alternative, the government has started looting the old state house, claiming that the katundu being taken from the state house is transferred to Sanjika palace.
What surprised people is that the government had to use an Army vehicle to take out the looted katundu, and not state house vehicles or the PVHO.//Malawi stands amongst the least developed countries in as far as medical facilities are concerned.
It is not surprising that the former DPP president Bingu wa Mutharika is said to have not received proper attention when he was taken to Lilongwe Central Hospital in April 2012.-By Mwala Mpanda