Blantyre Update & Holiday Greetings
- Happy Holidays to all! Thought you might be interested in the following
information I received from a former co-worker in Blantyre. (Don Weber, it's
from Enaya Mtawali, the purchasing clerk.)
"For your information, all street Vendors are off the streets and are now
back into the Flea markets and other designated places approved by the City
Authorities. Old unhistoric buildings are demolished and some are undergoing
unspecified maintenance works including re-painting etc. Minibus call- boys
along the streets and around the bus stops are now in the Archives. Our
incumbent President, Bingu Wa Mthanrika embarked on �Operation Dongosolo�
in other words, �Operation Tidy�. The Cities and Towns are looking smarter
and cleaner than they were some ten years ago."
"Guess what! Our former President Bakili Muluzu was arrested and is now out
on bail following his involvement in series of corrupt practices during
during his tenure of office."
"Also ex � Mayor, John Chikakwiya of Blantyre City Assembly was convicted
and sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment with hard labour on
allegations of swindling cash donation ( MK 500,000) from Grain & Milling
Company meant for the Assembly in rehabilitating Nkolokoti road in South
Lunzu- Machinjiri township."
"Chipembere Highway will soon be undergoing an expansion program �a four
�lane carriage way following the Agreement signed between our Government and
Japanese�s. The expansion work will affect Highway from Larji Kurji round
�about in Blantyre to Commercial Bank round �about in Limbe . The Japanese
Government has, since founded the Project and it will finish off in
On a personal note, all is well in Utah. Ski season has arrived and we'll
hit the slopes for the first time on Sunday.
We just returned from a vacation in Cancun with extended family. Attached
is a photo of my husband, me, and my stepchildren. Olivia (16) is living
with us; Jonathan (22) is studying environmental engineering at University
My husband has a business trip to Cape Town in Africa. I'll tag along and
we'll swing up to Malawi for a few days. I'm looking forward to seeing my
former colleagues and visiting my host family.
Warm greetings to all and a Happy New Year!
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