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Mzuni starts rebuilding library

Mzuni University has started rebuilding its library which was razed down by fire on December 18, 2015.

The rebuilding process started last week after Anglia Book Service donated to the college books worth K10.4 million. Anglia is the first company to have made a donation of books to the college since the December fire incident.

“Today rebuilding of the library has started. This is a substantive donation and you know the books we needed. It is a boost that will help us rebuild the library,” Mzuni Vice-Chancellor, Robert Ridley, said when he received the books on behalf of the college management.

Ridley disclosed that the gutted down library will take about two years to be replaced and he urged well-wishers to help the university.

“We have to have a library that we can use. It is a reminder to us all of how powerful a written word is. Books are very special items. Knowledge in them is very powerful. Thank you very much for your donation,” said Ridley.

Anglia Book Services Higher Academic Development Manager, Eugene Milundo, said the donation was made as part of his company’s Corporate Social Responsibility. Milundo said Mzuzu University is also a long-time partner.

Milundo said Anglia would help the college to be connected to e-library where they can get required books.

During the fire, the college lost over 45 000 books, computers and other personal property. Ridley could not tell how much would be needed to rebuild the new library. Over 3,000 students are affected by the incident.

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