Sorry structure for Ntchisi school shocks Malawians as K64 million is spent on office at OPC

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Malawians have expressed shock over a structure used by Mankhanga Primary school in Ntchisi.

The sorry structure is used as a headteacher’s office at the school in Ntchisi district.

Headteacher’s office at Mankhanga Primary school.

Activist MacBain Mkandawire posted pictures of the school on Facebook, atrracting comments from Malawians with many expressing shock over the state of the school at a time Malawi is in its 53rd year of independence.

Malawians commenting on the post said  the country should in the first place consider education since it is the backbone of the country.

“How come Malawi can have that structure as headteacher’s office at 53 years of independence? This is shocking and a thing that need to be accepted,”  said one commenter.

“This is unacceptable and violation of children’s rights. Why this yet we continue to hear about billions of taxpayers money being looted? We continue to see long presidential convoys on nonessential trips?” chipped in another.

Others hailed the headteacher for working in such an office.

“I salute the Headteacher, irrespective of the condition of the school it shows he loves his work so much. But this is very unfortunate,” said Prescott Thawe.

Some commenters however said the structure does not matter but the education pupils are getting.

“Education is beyond the visible things that the naked eye is exposed to. Whilst you see it that dilapidated walls qualify the kind of expected education, I believe it differently, the message or lessons surpass the structures from which we acquire new knowledge. I can commit to learn new things so long as there is shelter,” said Uchizi Nkhata.

The photo has circulated at the same time that Secretary to the President and cabinet Lloyd Muhara is said to have spent K64 million to refurbish his office.

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  1. In years what will be achieved is quantity education forget of quality education!!poor structures like these ndpamene akubweretsa NRP ati makalasi agawidwe ammipandowo workshop ya mwezi vindalama vambirimbiri cant they amend pophunzilira then zinazo?chakula nd ich”every man for himself but God is for us all”after all tiziti we are dreaming of heaven ng’ooooo!!tauponda unless tisinthe.

  2. Self Help Projects Were Done Much During Bakili Muluzi Regime Than All Others Who Have Been In Power. Dont Blame People Of Ntchisi. K64m Is Too Much To Be Spent On Furniture For One Institution

  3. and this headmaster is very patriotic look insteed of looking green pasture is there up until when has been told to remove his mat . very shameful to minister of education as he is sitting for allowancea @ the parliament

  4. kulibeko Mp kumeneko because ndi ntchito yake imeneyo coz amalandira local development fund yomwe amamangira zinthu ngati zimenezo

  5. Idali kuti imeneyi nthawi ya Malewezi adamanga sukulu zabwino koopsa Ntchisi yose.Wherever you go in Ntchisi you find DFID school blocks. Tsano khwesi izo mufuna.

  6. Office ya 64 million ndiyantundu wanji? Mwayambatu mukufuna muzipanga kava zomwe mwasolola zija cholinga mukatsika muntengo mwakwelamo musazaimbidwe milandu inu zooona ka Office ka 50,000 mungakaike pa 64million? Aaaa nde chamba chimenecho sopano

  7. Those responsible for the missing money should held responsible for this time will come muzatsekeredwa akumatenda PhD akuti adziwe kuba ,please a Malawi tiyeni tizavote moyenera let’s think about our future even now kunena kuti #president ndiwaboza akuti ndikumanga,we fault hard this democracy others loose their lives I hope someone with a clean sheet should be a president and arrest all these thieves
    apite kundende

  8. Not only Mankhanga just coz it has been depicted today, too numerous out there!! Others even worst than this, countrymen. Yet Budgets have passed in Parliament, MASAF 1,2,3 and now 4, INGOS, CSR, etc since 1994. Solution is one: J. Magufulis or P. Kagames type of leadership. Business as usual_ type of Leaders we have had in Malawi, will continue propelling rampant poverty amongst our people. Shame indeed!!

  9. Tijamanena kuti pitani kumudzi mukaone life status ya mwana kumudzi mmakana kuti boma likuenda bwino pano mukudabwa chani ?? Zimandidabwitsa kuti dzikoli ndi laling’ono koma kumalephela kuenda mmidzi kuti muone zosowa za anthu. Maso anu ali pa ndalama basi osati mavuto awanthu. Ndikunenatu iwe olamula kaya zikuwawa koma chilungamo. Apa pitani mukaone nokha muchita manyazi kuti zanu zikuenda.

  10. This is one best reason why people from this community must vote for something different…..but muzapeza akuvoteranso owataya omwewo…..aMalawi sitiphunzira!

  11. This is the problem of Community too.. They never do anything to help themselves and instead throw all the blames to the Government..The President should encourage its people to work hard because its always start with you… I wonder if this were happening here in Tanzania, Magufuli could’ve started with a village chairman

    • People should be aware too, not depending everything from the government, The country’s resources are not that Enough to do every thing people needs but then people should start doing something that the government can see and give a helping hand Leroi Nanthambwe

  12. One of the negatives of democracy to Malawians. Where are the self help project initiatives?, Before, we could build a school brock or a teachers house, during the period we called youth week . Now even that small road to your Graveyard you want government to maintain it for you. Here you are. I can’t sympathise with that one. By the way where is CDF and LDF ?.

    • So who is responsible for CDF snd LDF?? Kodi tikamati boma nde timati bomalo lidzigwira ntchito yanji if it’s not looking after it’s citizens and putting interests of people? @ 53 who doesn’t know thr importance of education?? Come on!

    • That people are suffering is afact and kuvutikako sanayambe lero. that the government has responsibility to provide for its people is also a fact. However the government through decentralisation program introduced different funds to empower communities to work on their priority areas. The reason being anthu eni ammudzi ndi amene amadziwa chimene akuchifuna moyambilira. Now its the responsibility of the area development committees, the councillors and other community leaders to see how best they can utilize their monthly share. What brain are you talking about? Mukuona ngati kudzabwela boma loti lizizangokugailani ndalama ?. Ine kutengedwa ngati chitsiru ndi chitsiru chongotsutsa opanda mfundo sizingandisunthe.

  13. ife akatswiri owunika ma comment awanthu tikupitiriza kukupemphani kuti mudziyesetsa kulemba ma comment afupi afupi kuti tizitha kuwerenga ma comment mwachangu,zikomo pakumvetsetsa kwanu.

  14. Vuto ndife a Malawi, We engulfed by the devil (Shaitan), That’s why we’re friends to the Hunger, disease, envy, corruption and poverty. Kuti upeze ntchito unyeme kaye, mukabwera ma handout m’midzimu asanagawidwe ena asololepo kaye, Pa kabwera vacancy anthu kulembera ndikukachita ma training akutengedwa wina wapadera ndikukayamba ntchito. Munthu akuchita business akuziwa ntengo bwinobwino kuti ndi K200 wina akafunsa zantengo akumuyang’ana mmene wa valira umva K3.5 bwana. CORRUPTION is any where, Ndipo zikoli tikuliononga tokha a Malawi, Nde mukamakamba za school in structure don’t wonder ndinu nomwe a amayi ndinu nomwe a bambo.

  15. Nchisi people should be serious with education too. Government is supposed to provide yes but self help should also take part. Sangaombe njerwa okha, kumanga block ndikugula malata?

  16. This was approved by members of parliament including those from ntchisi.
    Each constituency is allocated 18million kwacha each year despite being in opposition inform of CDF, this is enough to construct an office block with staffroon…..
    Koma mp waderali ndiye ali buzy kuwauza anthu ake kuti Bomali ndi loyipa kulibe ndalama,, zopusa basi.

    Lets not be stupid to compromise presidential infrustructure maintenance coz of corrupt and selfish mp…

  17. Office Fumbi +chalkdust = Chifuwa Chosata.Ndalama Zake Jumbo Osazadza Pamene Wina Ali Phe Mu Office Kumapanga Maplan Ati Aphunzitsi Ndi Ana Aziweruka 2:30 Pm Komaso Akaweruka Abwerenso Kusukulu Ma Lssn Plan Alemba Nthawi Yanji?.Maphunziro Akumalawi Mmmmm Kupondelezana.

  18. 64million for an office, yotiso siikasunga mabuku osula atsogoleli a mawa rather adzikabelamonso ndalama. Maphunziro kuno ku malawi samaikidwa pa #1 ai, even aziphunzitsi samasamalidwa, imeneyo ikhale office ya head master? Nde palibe chufukwa chokhalila ndi mp ku dera ilo because there is nothing he is doing apart from kukakhara ku tauni kusiya mavuto awo kumudzi. Zimatengela mphunzitsi plus invironment yabwino kuti maphunziro ayende anthu azipezeka mma office a 64 million wo. The opc can wait, build the school’s office first.

    • Komaso ukaonesesa mwina kutheka mp wakhala akupepha kuboma kambili koma boma kumangozengeleza nanga 64million imeneyo si ma xool atatu kumangidwa?

    • Limenelo sivuto laboma, koma Mp wa kumeneko coz masiku ano sukulu zotere kulibe, mkutheka Mp wa kumeneko ndi osutsa boma nde mavuto otere sanena kuboma kuopa kuthetsa chipani nde zinazi tiziyamba tafufuza, komanso boma kugula furniture ya 64 million sivuto uko ndi kunyumba ya mtsogoleri wa dziko sikunyumba ya Dpp ayi kwa mfumu kumayenera kulandira ulemu, sangama gwiritsebe ntchito mipando ya 1980 mpaka lero please Amalawi

    • Ah mr dzimbiri, kodi furniture ikunenedwayo ipindulila anthu angati? Nanga school yo ikupundulira anthu angati? Vuto lomadzikundira ndi la menelo

  19. Thts y ma zambians aja amkayakhula zamwano kuti olo in 100yrs our educational structures will still remain de same,zinandiwawa though I knew it was tru,we r lead by selfish,evil politicians

    • Mp for that area is stupid why can’t he bring the situation to the authority plus the people of that area can’t they build the school for their children? I Ve seen the community moulding bricks and build school blocks for their children but if you stay phwiiiii waiting for government on everything then you are in trouble

    • Is partially true what u sayin bwana#kaliati,de community is always ready to do anythin tht benefits them,des was built by de pple themselves by jst lukin at it,de big parts is poor leadership from de govt basi.

    • Those structures are available in rural Zambia too. I come from border Mzimba/ Zambia and if I’ve got a chance I’ll post theirs. Oooh, last year in South Africa they posted a school under the tree in one rural area and the public was outraged too. The reality is Zambians are not better than Malawians if you go on my the ground. I’m speaking from experience because I enjoy families both sides

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