Councillor obtains injunction stopping K1.8Bbn Lilongwe City road project

Councillor Botha has obtained the ex parte (one side only) injunction from the Lilongwe High court restraining the Lilongwe City Council from implementing the K1.8Billion road Project.

Lilongwe city Council Mayor, Willy Chapondela and his deputy Kwame Ngwira

Lilongwe city Council Mayor, Willy Chapondela and his deputy Kwame Ngwira

The injunction comes amid written warning from Ministry of Local Government that the Lilongwe City Council  (LCC) risk losing the whole lot of money following the dilly dallying which the council is doing in implementing the project.

LCC in August 2015 received funding of K1.8 billion towards tarmac of various roads within
the capital city.

Some of the roads which were earmarked for the upgrading included 2Km Chipasula Area 23 road, 2Km NCIC to Ngwenya road, 2KM Chilinde Parish to Kawale road and 3Km Falls to Area 36 road.

Other roads to be catered are; Sent Bridge-Chenicheni Mchiti, Senti-Kaunda road, Ngwenya-ZBS, OIBM to Malangalanga, Six Miles-Ntaya road, and Chinsapo Police-Ngulube.

However, due to the devaluation of the Kwacha the money was not enough to fund all the projects instead, the Lilongwe Council only approved three.

The three roads included Mphwetekele, Ngwenya and Saint.

However, despite Councillor Botha of Area 24 Ward being among the councillors who approved the the upgrading of the three roads, he had a time for a second thought where he quickly consulted his lawyers and tie the whole process of the project despite the Council already identifying the contractor.

This did not please Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City Centre David Bisnowaty who has described the development as unfortunate.
“After noting that the money will not be enough we dully approved the three roads but I wonder why this injunction,” Said Bisnowaty.

He said the court action will derail the project.

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23 thoughts on “Councillor obtains injunction stopping K1.8Bbn Lilongwe City road project”

  1. wakumwera says:

    the issue is in the hands of Bisnowaty who mess up everything the first vote fafoured the area 24 (Ngwenya road ) but the second voting made changes . and if you compaire the Senti road and area 24 ngwenya road you will find that in senti people are illegal dwellers and the dont even pay city rates and the area is zoned for industries . therefore for your own information the councillor who sought for an injuction is right basing on councillors standing orders , why voting twice because the deputy mayor was not in attendance, therefore the secretariant were fearing blame from the deputy mayor. at first the chair the Mayor put the hammer on to support the majority vote of the first later changing . you people dont blame Mr Botha , he is very understanding and well educated than even the mayor himself. some of you you dont know where ngwenya (24) boardering , there is area 38, sese ward, area 22, accessibility to lilongwe city landfill . therefore we rally behind Botas move . There is no politics here , am a dpp man from area not to be mentioned but one of the councillor who saw the drama musterminded by incompitency secretariant the Kamela AND mILANZI

  2. kkilembe says:

    Which roads can bring the highest returns and added value. Ngwenya is a dead place…..
    This man is wasting our time as residents of the City. The Funds are not enough, period. The more delays, the money the value of the money will depreciated.

  3. wakumwera says:

    Mr botha is right guys the roads to be mentioned here is sent which has brought mpungwempungwe , these councillor voted twice at first ngwenya road was the first voted and bisnowaty was not happy with this and he inticed some poor councillors to support his constitutiency by promissing then alittle something then they voted for the second time . please leave mr botha alone he is fighting for his ward . no body can deny such development to his or her area . this is the truth of the matters. the first voting deputy mayor and his friend were not in attendance therefore mr Kamela and Milanzi made their blunder to favour these two. secretariat is also to be blamed .

    blavo Mr Botha we are behind you Ma councillor enawo ndi atulo . to mayor mpaka mseu wudutsa pa nyumba pawo, please use the cost benefit analysis

  4. Dr Manda says:

    Koma Botha uyu munthu oipa.

    How can he do that. Osazamvoteraso anthu aku 24 Chifukwa apapa nthawi ikupita.Kenaka ndalama alandatu. Alfred we continue giving us these stories from the council tidziwe kuti next time tivotere ndani.

  5. Naphambo says:

    Guys I have two or three observations;

    1.The story which the reporter has written is clear mwalowetsa ndale ndinu. Palibe nkhani ya Chipani cha MCP apapa. Choti ma errors amachitika even mu Daily Times or Nation. Anthu awa amakhala ndi pressure reporter uyu I know him he is a great journalists amalemba nkhani zikuluzikulu.

    2. Botha watenga injunction ngati munthu osati ngati Chipani otherwise MCP zopusa izi sakanalola. Opusa ndi Bothayo Chifukwa watenga injunction akufuna mseu wakwawo kuti ayambire umenewo. Ndiye kuzikondako. Chifukwa ndalama ndi zochepa only three roads were enough osati asintheso. Ndiye musiye kunyoza atolankhani especially Chauwa he is a great and respected journalist, umunthu ukuyendeleni.

  6. katakana says:

    Malawi is a funny country. Any dunderhead can obtain a court injunction. A court injunction for a road, exam results, election results….. everything. It’s high time our useless lawyers and judges become serious please.
    The more time it takes to start these roads, the higher the Kwacha will fall and the money will not be enough for these three roads! I hope the foolish judge who gave in to this nonsense took this in consideration. He should be willing to pay for any inconvenience caused, osamangopanga zinthu kufuna kutchuka.

    On another note, how on earth do 2km + 2km + 3km road cost K1.8 billion? choncho when Mota Engil wins cheaper contracts muziti nepotism. The contractor apopo will use K800 million and pocket 1 billion, instead of viceversa. Within 2 years those roads will need patching.

    Malawi is a funny and pathetic country. We’ll never develop with people who use their running noses to think. Vacate the stupid injunction or promise to bear the consequences.

  7. ndakwiya says:

    Komatu iwe ukachotseretu injunction yakoyo ife tatopa kuyenda mufumbi abii yikuphwanyira kanu konko

  8. chigo says:

    please take this fund to carter an access road for the new stadium.stadium is not opening due to access.

  9. Game on! says:

    # 11 usaiwaletu kuti mgalatiya yemweyu amatinso nseu wa Kasiya-Santhe uimitsidwe koma a TA Kabudula ndi mafumu ena kumeneko adamuuziratu kuti sadzaiwona voti come 2019. Iyeyitu ndale saazidziwa mtima wa nyau basi kuzokowera kutibera amatibera ku church muja Judas Iscariot ameneyu.

  10. chete says:

    zitsiru ndi a makhothi!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. spectator says:

    Talembani zomveka inu chonde. Kuti timve chatsitsa nzaye kuti njovu ithyoke nyanga.

  12. myao says:

    Mapwevupwevu comment no.1 & Botha are the same, obviously some semi illiterate idiots.
    I think Botha has been offered a little cake and thats why he’s crying foul otherwise he should tell the nation the reason for obtaining this stupid injunction-Chindere chakufikapo!

  13. Chitsuru ndi chitsiru.. says:

    Iwere gvt iwould hv withdrew the allocation and use it for other purposes inother areas not lilongwe.. zautsiru basi….. mcp knows if the roads are upgraded Dpp will shine….. machende ako chakwera ndi amnzako amene muli behind this injunction… Fool

  14. Ife timadziwa kwa Phwetekere osati Mphwetekele. Mainawa muzifunsa momwe timalembera, nanga malo omweo akhale Sent, Senti ndi Saint munkhani imodzi. Nthawi zambirinso chizungu chimangokwerana, china chosagwirizana ndi nkhani. Do you have editors or look up words in the dictionary? Be serious.

  15. Zagwa says:

    So now Kwame Ngwira is the Deputy Mayor of Lilongwe! When was Akwame Bandawe removed? Just because you are a cyber publication doesn’t mean you should be irresponsible in who you hire as correspondents. Grow up! You are embarrassing all of us Nyasatimes. This Alfred Chauwa cannot write comprehensively let alone grammatically correct English, why trust him with such important news?

  16. Ndadabwa says:

    The reporting is very ufair and biased. How can the writter ‘forget’ to tell us the basis for the injunction?…as it is in report, we have not been told why councillor Botha decided to obtain the injunction and the whole write is designed to show how bad and unreasonable mr Botha hence cropping up lots of negative coments about him.

  17. yobu 1413 says:

    Chindere chakufikapo!

    No wonder even in RSA the name ‘Botha’ is cursed!

    This talks much of his sanity levels!

  18. Makanja says:

    So, Ngwira is deputy mayor, Botha is councillor for LL, …, and you guys still expect the North to develop? Naah!
    Development doesn’t come on a silver platter; people work for it. If this twisted mindset doesn’t change, the northern region of this country will remain pathetic.
    I was in Nkhata Bay the other day, …pathetic trading centres. Compare them to Dowa’s centres and you will be left without any doubt about who works harder and who is LAZY!!!! Reminds one of the ancient Nyasaland days.
    Unfortunately, LL has lately become a REFUGEE camp for people who cannot work hard in their districts/regions. HKB intended LL it to be a modern capital city…

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  20. mwana nyungwe says:

    Mapwevuphwevu you are a Great fool mbuli ya chabe chabe the issue is not atumbuka apa vuto ndinsanje ulinazo ndi atumbuka koma suzawatha ndi anzeru basi ndichifuniro cha namalenga

  21. Nyopapi says:

    This man is a selfish fool. Who elected this idiot?

  22. Botha says:

    A botha MCP is using you but be aware your character will be spoilt. Be clever Botha.

  23. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Mwaonatu vuto la atumbuka! He thinks the money can be transferred to Mzuzu!

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