Government is making strides to construct 10, 000 houses for security officers across the country as the construction of other 100 houses for immigration officers in Lilongwe is at an advanced stage.
This has come to light on Wednesday after Homeland Security Minister Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma inspected the progress of the 100 houses for immigration officers at area 45 in Lilongwe.
Ng’oma expressed satisfaction with the works being done at the site.
Ng’oma believes that the houses for security officers will help to improve service delivery among the security agencies as they will act as a motivating factor.
The Minister further commended the contractor for expediting the construction of the houses while maintaining quality.
He said the contractor has demonstrated dedication, seriousness and patriotism after having to work even amidst funding delays.
“No officer in their right senses would want to leave a comfortable house like this one. This will act as a motivating factor for officers to work hard and therefore ensure security in the country.
“I have to salute the contractor for demonstrating seriousness and patriotism having to work amidst funding delays,” said Ng’oma.
The contractors for the project are SADEBCO James construction as well as City Building Contractors Ltd and Built Environment Joint Venture.