By Tiwonge Ndau
Malawi leader Peter Mutharika has described the imposing Segeacoa Five Star Hotel under construction in Blantyre as a structure of international repute with potential of attracting investors and tourists.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday at the Five Star Golden Peacock Hotel in Blantyre, he expressed satisfaction on how far construction of the hotel has gone.
“China has shown how determined and dedicated it is in helping in the growth of the economy of Malawi and in beautifying our city through this new Hotel.
“As Malawians, we need to emulate their determination and focus on development. In China they do not sleep, they even work throughout the night and weekends hence their success story,” Mutharika said.
He said the hotel which has cost the Chinese government close to K12.6 billion would not only beautify the City of Blantyre but provide employment to many Malawians.
The construction of the new Star Golden Peacock Hotel in Blantyre commenced in 2018 and is expected to be completed by December, 2019.
Mutharika assured Malawians that once the construction of the hotel is completed government in partnership with China will build a 20 story building near Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.
After visiting the hotel, the President proceeded to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) offices at Sunnyside in still Blantyre where he urged the party supporters to continue remain calm amid political unrest promising them that DPP will lead Malawi up to 2024.
He urged the supporters to remain united and patient saying sooner or later all the problems the party is facing would come to an end.-MANA