Libya to Build Hospital in Malawi?

The Malawi government has resumed talks with Libyan government on the construction of a district hospital in Malawi.

Nyasa Times reports that the late Colonel Muamar Ghaddafi pledged the 300-bed hospital when he visited the country in 2002. A foundation stone was laid at the site.

Libya also promised five doctors and said it would manage the hospital for a year before handing over completely to the Malawi Government.

But the project stalled in 2004 when the country cut diplomatic ties with Libya.

“The discussions stopped but now with the change of regime in the country discussions have resumed. The site is still in Libyan hands,” Malawi Vice President Khumbo Kachali who is also Minister of Health told the National Assembly.

He added that the Malawi government had signed an agreement with the Libyan government to build the hospital in Blantyre.

(Source: Nyasa Times)

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