A new terminal building constructed at Kamuzu International Airport has sparked jokes from Zambians.
The terminal building which has been built by the Government of Japan was handed over to the Malawi government on Monday.
Malawi says it will improve efficiency at the country’s biggest airport which is in the capital, Lilongwe. However, Zambians have mocked its appearance.
A picture of the terminal was trending in Zambia on Tuesday and one of the country’s popular Facebook pages, Mwebantu, posted the photo on its page.
Commenting on the post, Zambian Facebook users made fun of the one-story building.
“The airport building looks like a bakery,” Luke Chølå.
While Victor Chitoshi Mukuka: “It looks like a maize storage shed.”
“It looks like one of the workshops at Lusaka trades,” said Mupondwa Chiyosha.
Other Zambians said the design of the building shows their country is more developed hence Malawi should become Zambia’s province.
“Even Shoprite can refuse to rent this building please just join Zambia and make Malawi Eastern province extension,” Zulu Felique Tibakonde said.
The construction of three new terminals at KIA started in 2017 and was the main phase of a $35 million (about K26 billion) project funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).
A new radar surveillance system was also installed at the airport as part of the project.