The Lilongwe City) has taken public and private institutions to court over various denominations which the institutions are owing to the council and they have been named and shamed.
Council’s Finance Director Jeremiah Sibande said they have published the names of defaulters in the press in order to force them pay the money.
He said the city “will then sell the property to recover the money”
Lilongwe city council is owed more than K8.7 billion.
The Council is currently struggling to provide services to its residences.
It currently needs K6 million to refuel vehicles and allowances for the staff to collect garbage.
Currently, there are no streets lights in most roads passing by the city. Some tourists have described Lilongwe the darkest city in the Central Africa.
Sibande said the council will invoke section 91 Sub-Section 1 which gives powers to the Council to sell out the properties which is being owed the rates.
“We will also engage external debt collectors so that they can assist the council in collecting the debt, so these are some of the interventions that the city is applying,” said Sibande.
The debtors have also been dragged to court.
Some of the institutions taken to Lilongwe Commercial Court under Lilongwe City Council versus the institutions are as follows; Malawi Housing Corporation(MHC), National Food Reserve Agency(NFRA), Nkhoma Synod, Malawi Posts and Cooperation(MPC), Malawi Broadcasting Corporation(MBC), Red Cross, SOS Malawi, Daeyang Luke Hospital, Mr M.T.N.Passo, M.W.Ingilis, Fargo Company, and Mai Aisha.
MBC was dragged to court under the case number 45/14 while NFRA was taken to court under the file number 24/14.
Further information on the matter indicates that Fargo was pushed into the dock under because number 44/14, while Mai Aisha was docked under file number 29/14.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :