Blantyre entertainment hub Chez Ntemba International is among buildings that have been marked to face either demolition or renovation in the red star campaign which is aimed at giving the country’s cities a new look.
The government embarked on the campaign so as to get rid of old dilapidated buildings and the exercise is under maximum support of President Peter Mutharika.
The campaign was launched last year in his presence and a number of old structures were identified for possible demolition.
A total of 161 buildings are expected to face the bulldozer during the exercise. Asians claim ownership to most of the archaic buildings that were labelled to face either of the prescribed actions.
Blantyre City Assembly (BCA) is playing a right hand role in ensuring success of the project however Malawians are yet to see its fruits.
Destruction of Chez Ntemba is likely to affect party loving people who storm to the club after a hectic week at work. However this is good news for Blantyre city as the getting rid of unfit infrastructure will make it modern, a crystal clear sign of development.
The internationally recognised club is among the busy places in Blantyre. Despite being a place of fun, it also plays host to music acts and other art related activities, making it stand out. Its closure will lead to vanishing of the fun which the club is synonymous with vanish.
In an interview with Malawi24, Dingiswayo Phiri, a party loving Blantyre resident suggested that it will be good should the club relocate to a new site within Blantyre.
Phiri overlooked the fact that there are other clubs around the city on the claim that it is not easy to get rid of habits.