Malawi gets tough on contractors

Nsanje dyke

Malawi government through the ministry of transport and public works has warned construction companies over substandard works on government projects.

Minister responsible Jappie Mhango said government is to take to task any contractor who will carry out substandard work.

Jappie Mhango
Mhango: has warned contractors.

“My warning to such contractors, they are to face the law, the law is clear that they must pay back the money or be de-registered,” said Mhango.

Recently, Vice President of Malawi Saulos Chilima condemned a contractor for a substandard dyke in Nsanje district despite huge sums of money being allocated for the project.

Chilima described the project not worthy to be officially opened by top government official due to poor standards.

He added that the dyke that was built will also fail to meet the intended purpose of protecting people from floods.

Meanwhile, Mhango has disclosed that his ministry is investigating the matter.

For some time, Malawians have been faulting substandard public works by some contractors in the country. Among such projects that have been affected include road projects in all parts of the country.








  1. this is what u were supposed to do sometime back,gvt have been paying lots of money to companies which have constructed substandard roads and other projects.Corruption should be eleminated in the process of offering these projects if we r to move forward.

  2. Vuto limeneli silngathe chifukwa amapatsana okha okha, ndi njira ina ya cashgate yobera ndalama zaboma. This Government is very corrupt!

  3. This is what we call “Mmisiri blaming his tools when he failed to show his skills. Kapena ndinene kuti player pointing his dirty fingers on his boots when he miss the goal. Mzanu Bingu (mhsrip) amati lolani ntchito za manja anga zindichitire umboni.

  4. The problem is that the ministers award the contract to unqualified companies just because they have been given bribes

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