Homeland Security Minister honourable Richard Chimwendo Banda has challenged the City Building Contractors (CBM) to stick to the dateline for completing construction of the K5.3 billion Blantyre Police Station project.
The Minister was on a tour to monitor progress on the construction of the governmnet’s flagship project in Blantyre.
The project, which its idea was conceived over 10 years ago, took shape soon after President Lazarus Chakwera rose to power on June 23 2021.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime spent over K400 million only for soil testing, but nothing tangible happened on the ground in an effort to erect the structure.
However, Parliament approved the K5.3 billion for construction of modern police office in the city. Recently, President Chakwera told the House that he would ensure all the projects which remained idle are completed within the projected timeframe.
Soon after monitoring the project, the minister visited National Registration Bureau offices to appreciate some of the challenges the bureau is facing in registering people and issuing identity cards.
According to him, the major challenge which the Bureau is facing is congestion. But he further said some of the challenges will be dealt with within seven days because government is recruiting 200 registration officers.
These officers according to the NRB director Moses Chinese will be deployed in all areas where people walk for long distances to access services.
The Minister also took time to visit the Immigration Department offices where he discussed with senior officers on how they can improve services.