Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Saturday launched construction of a state-of-the-art building in Karonga which will house the party’s offices, a restaurant and a library, among others.
The K300 million worth of building, to be named Dunduzu Chisiza, is expected to be completed in 18 months.
MCP Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka said in an interview that the building will not only serve as a regional office but also host the district offices with other rooms being rented out to interested people to use them for their businesses.
“What we are doing today is to build on the foundations which were laid by our founders. It must be appreciated that MCP founders laid a very good foundation.
“That is why MCP remains the only party with its own structures from the grassroots level,” Mkaka said.
He said the construction of party offices is likely to be replicated in other districts.
North-North Regional Chairman, Kezzie Msukwa expressed gratitude saying the construction of the party offices is a milestone as the current office structure is dilapidated.
“We have launched the project that will see us have a magnificent office. We are honoured to have the building named Dunduzu Chisiza, one of the long members of MCP” Msukwa said.
Msukwa appealed to party members to take ownership of the project by contributing towards its construction and making sure that all resources meant for the project should be put to proper use.