Chief Lundu, MP Gaffar attack Illovo over ‘no corporate social responsibility’

Controversial Paramount Chief Lundu and Chikwawa Central Member of Parliament (MP) Zaheer  Gaffar Issah took it to the podium to openly attack Illovo Sugar Manufacturing company accusing it of failing to play any cooperate social responsibility role.

Chief Lundu:  Illovo not helping

Chief Lundu: Illovo not helping

The two made the attack at Nchalo in Chikwawa at a developmental rally President Arthur Peter Mutharika held on Friday 8th April, 2016.

In his remarks, Paramount Chief Lundu told Mutharika that Illovo has been doing nothing to help the people of Chikwawa and develop the district despite making million of Kwacha’s.

Without openly justifying his condemnations, Lundu asked Mutharika to invite him, councillors and other chiefs to State House for them to tell him their grievences directly in details.

He also warned that him and his subject cannot be removed from their land raising speculations that the company wants to take over the land belonging to communities.

Taking his turn, Gaffar Issa conquered with Lundu that the company has litellary done nothing to develop Chikwawa.

He therefore urged Illovo to emulate an example from other companies like Alliance One in Lilongwe who have build schools and engage in various other developmental projects.

The [parliamentarian gave an example of shortage of safe water to people of his constituency which needs urgent attention while the company waters its sugarcane using hygiene and safe water.

It is yet to be known when Mutharika will invite Lundu and his fellow chiefs to state house for them to expand their concerns.

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Kangamire Zowazowa
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Kangamire Zowazowa
5 months 14 days ago

Chief Lundu and the MP have great points and we can’t dismiss them cavalier!!
Illovo as a corporate citizen has more responsibility than just being an employer. They must wake up to this fact before citizens harden their stance and we will see Zimbabwe land grab or worse in near future.
These representatives of the people are just blowing the whistle on what locals are temperaments are and they know that they can’t manage that by ignoring it. The next MP will certainly campaign in this fact and you better wake up

chilangwe
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5 months 14 days ago

Ngati mumanva kuti ku niger delta kuli ma violence ndi chifukwa chiti anthu sakupindula ndi chuma cha dela lawo.”feed the hungry lions”chifukwa mikango ikakazifunila chakudya yokha then prepare to pay the price.illovo iyenela kutukula kudela limene iwo akupezela ndalama.tengani chisanzo cha minning companys in south africa. Amamanga miseu schools, ndi zina zotelo koma dont ssy that illovo is employing people that paid slavely and it has nothing to do with social responsibilities

Maso a nkhono
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Maso a nkhono
5 months 14 days ago

What kind of development are you looking for? Udani wanu ndi ilovo usapange affect anthu ena coz ife we are benefit more and more from that company

chintemwende
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chintemwende
5 months 14 days ago

Zachamba izi. ILLOVO is providing employment to many Malawians. Mukufna chiani a MP komanso Chief Lundu. Inuyo the two what have you done to your communities apart from attacking ILLOVO?

mbuyache
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mbuyache
5 months 14 days ago

Where dont u understand bout coorporate social responsibility, govt alone cant do all, companies out there are helping

ellias mponda
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ellias mponda
5 months 15 days ago

Silly politicians. Is that the responsibility of Illovo?

Mulomwe Mulakho
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Mulomwe Mulakho
5 months 15 days ago

Is it really Illovo’s responsibility to build schools, water pipes, or whatsoever? Stupid people tell your dumb Mutharika to build these for you.

Jorge Pireas
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Jorge Pireas
5 months 15 days ago

Sheer nonsense! Why should developing Chikwawa be Illovo’s responsibility and not that of Government. Illovo has clinics and schools there that support the communities! Your government has done nothing.

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