By Grant Masula
I respect Mr Simbi the owner of Khato civils on his personal achievement in business. But doubt his capability on public relations.
Khato is a south Africa company which has been funding politics in a foreign country.
Its not about Simbi as an individual but the institution Khato as an entity which Mr Simbi has damaged.
He showed his frustration over his contract fair and fine. But was the financial assistance there to enable his company smooth sailing in its dealings in Malawi.
We remember that this firm needed a government commitment without feasibility study. Interesting enough is it a viable business venture for Lilongwe Waterboard to embark on.
That is the question Mr Simbi is not addressing. He is addressing his frustration and naming a person like Mwanamveka of behaving funny.
So, what is really happening why did he start the project if the funding structure was not in order or is it that the financial rewards and media campaign he did got him the assurances of the project.
Mind you this is a huge project normally in south Africa their companies get grants for feasibility studies.
But if you need the truth go to south Africa their plenty of infrastructure funders and ask why they never bothered to fund such a project.
Whoever advised him to do that publicity stunt it now raises more questions than answers. Who was paid at least Chakwera was mentioned by name.
Then there is this line I quote “help us with campaign money then after elections we will see” what sign to commit the government after the inducement or what? This reminds one Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmaker on Saturday, February 22, insulting me for just mentioning that the poster doesn’t have his first name or picture it just reads Simbi.
But he rightful said in the interview he knows its him amazing because of his relationship with these politicians sad.
Doesn’t a minister have a right to question certain contracts unless its the issue of I have paid enough won’t waste my money again.
Their a lot of people who have benefited from this project in pushing for it to happen from the opposition and government but is it economically viable?
Some give us the figures demand versus production and distribution.
Simbi’s threats to Malawi government on failed water project will not work.
Let him concentrate sponsoring political parties for his personal interests.
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