Lilongwe City name and shame debtors: Property to be sold

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.

Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe City Richard Hara

Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe City Richard Hara

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.

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33 thoughts on “Lilongwe City name and shame debtors: Property to be sold”

  1. Wa ku Lilongwe says:

    Ngongole yonseyi, zofunika kugula zonsezi, nde mudzithamangira kugula Prado ya mayor? Kudzikonda ndi nthemda pa Malawi pano!

  2. nkunthamasese says:

    kodi dontho lakuda pa mphumipo ndi achisilamu a harawo?

  3. freespch says:

    Can the council please explain to us how they calculate interest? It is exorbitant daylight rob……y!

  4. make says:

    Ife ndalama tilinazo, ma building amenewa tigula Ife once u put them on sale

  5. Richard Hara ndi munthu ba vimbundi, Mzuzu city yikatondeka kuchita develop chifukwa wakachita vimbundi chomene kuno. Wakati wafumapo, pakawa Thomas Chirwa, iyo wakayezgesa kunozga.

    Richard Hara vimbundi!!!! Kuno wene mpoto tikumukhumba cha!!!!?

  6. ndadabwa says:

    Bravo management of Lilongwe city

  7. henz says:

    Thats great Mr Sibande and Team

  8. Feel good says:

    Oooooh! “DARKEST CITY IN CENTRAL AFRICA!” Am afraid if it is darkest in central Africa it could pass for the darkest in the w… as well. Honestly i don’t know if there’s a capital city as chaotically outlined as Lilongwe. No proper streets and side walks as befits a 21st centuary city. the helter skelter free for all building patterns. No proper standards for buildings. Some commercial buildings including banks secluded in fences for security i guess. The Blantyre ones don’t need that security i suppose. I remember once this guy from a neighbouring country driving through the city centre, then he saw the Reserve bank of Malawi and he asked what is that? Upon being told proudly that it was our central bank the guy wondered aloud why is it in bush? by the way what happened to that new city centre that was planned for that bushy plot next to the central hospital? or did it die with Bingu? Hey folks do you know that Lilongwe as the capital is the face of Malawi? Yeah most visitors including international leaders use Lilongwe as the gateway and the first impression they get about Malawi is how our capital city looks. Anyway i have to say this debt collection drive is a good starting point and make sure you put the money to good work to change the image of the city please.Don’t behave like those other corrupt officials who were there before, who forgot about the welfare of the city and focused on their own bellys. All the best.

  9. manyasa says:

    Malawi Housing Cooperation, shame on you!!! you are failling to pay city rates yet it is charged on rentals

  10. Zosautsa says:

    That is good. continue the efforts to realise the resources but you should also put them to good use as well. We need a clean city and good services. But your Mayor is sleeping to much. Does he has any plans for the development of the City? Tawadzutsani amenewo.

  11. chibwatiko says:

    what a shame

  12. charlie hebdo says:

    Ofcourse draging to court doesnt solve your problems. Suppose the city dwellers collect injunction?? I also read somewhere that when an amount is not settled over a certain period, kaya ndi 2 years, interest should cease to be charged until the offender pays the principal plus that period of interest only! If the offender owes K1m with interest for 2 years, or so, the rest should be principal charges only… the city council is broke because they stole lots of money and not because of defaulters. Fuck you!

  13. MBC News & Programmes Employees turned Mungomo / GloriaSlaves says:

    Name and shame office abusers at MBC. The likes of Albert Brutus Mungomo & Gloria. They run MBC programmes department like their household. what a conflict of interest for these cohabiters. Also the Min of Info influenced the promotion of his inlaw

  14. mona says:

    Asakupatseni ndalama mbuzi inu mufuna mugulire Ma Prado a mayor and vice mayor ndalamazo
    Mmalo moti mukonzere town ya lilongwe otherwise I don’t see lilongwe mayor akupanga
    Mmalo moti atukule town akutsogoza luxuries basi

  15. greatness says:

    You claim you have no money yet you want to buy a brand new prado for the mayor

  16. ujeni says:

    Malawi is classified as the darkest Country in the world not only in Southern Africa. Apart from ESCOM providing blackouts, when Electricity is on, there are no street lights yet this is after 50 years of independence, what are we waiting for

  17. Zakwathu says:

    Town ngati ukuyenda khalango ya mlengwe

    1. special advisor says:

      Nkhalango is good for our city. Imagine how much more dusty Lilongwe would be without nkhalango.

  18. ben says:

    City council is failing to collect garbage so how do you expect people to pauy, amadya ma allowances, patheteic state of roads

  19. pina says:

    Zimandidabwitsa kuti ndalama zimalowa m’zikomo… zimagwila ntchito yanji.. zoonadi ndikubwela kudzatenga dziko….
    Simuguganizila anthu a malawi. Ndikubwela… posachedwa..

  20. Zingwe says:

    Don’t let them go with the money,pin them down

  21. where are Malawians? says:

    MHC ponce on rent defaulters while they are also defaulting on paying city rates! what a …k pretence is this?!

  22. Mvalamimba says:

    Ha ha ha haaaaaaa!!!!!!!. Are the city directors and fathers really serious with the approach they have taken? Will they finish race without entangling themselves in low suits.
    He who goes to equity should go with clean hands, so goes the saying.
    the Lilongwe city directors are very fanny two years ago they appeased the defaulters by reducing their accumulated city rate by 50%. No incentive were given to by-law abiding citizens. The massage relayed to us is that it is good accumulate city rates and at one point get a 50% reduction. Why should the LL city drag these defaulters to court instead of pardoning them. After all aren’t all these very listed organizations that are forced to buy tables at DPP Fund raising events.
    Can the city CEO account for the money they realized from the sale of a mayoral and directors houses to DPP and Bineth Trust.
    Just wait for law suits on how you engaged Mobile Termite Security Services, Concrete Poles supply. How you allocated plots to a woman at the New stadium.

  23. KANGAANJOBVU says:

    Zautsilu , Chopelekela city rates
    misewu yake imeneyi?Ine ndiye
    singachite mngakhale Yudasi Aroma atamubwezela £3 ija
    anapelekela ambuye Yesu ija.

  24. Patriot says:

    Nafe tipita ku State house kuti nafenso tikapemphe a pulezidenti kuti alowelerepo monga mmene achitira a CCAP dzulo lija.

  25. special advisor says:

    This is an expensive approach that might just in in a lose-lose situation. Listen to me on this one. It is wiser to be more realistic and sympathetic. Since councils were not functioning for a long long time, mungonena kuti zakake zapita. Tiyambenso mwatsopano. Cancel those as bad debts. Mmayesa IMF inatikhululukila ice ngati dziko mmbuyomo? The council cannot just rise up from sleep, death and start harassing the public with law suits. Why did they not do it all along? If indeed this is lawful and necessary, the staff that have been sleeping on the job should all be purged. Remove the rot first then start doing the right thing. No new wine in old wine skins. Listen to this free advice.

  26. Bonzo says:

    Mbc for not broadcasting in lilongwe kapena chani?

  27. freespch says:

    On a different note this is to our service provider Airtel.
    I have received a msg on my phone congratulating me that I have won a hundred free minutes that I can only use btn 11pm to 5 am. Let me thank them so much but is this not a mockery because most people are asleep at that time. It is like dangling food before a hungry mouth and hide it the moment he opens his mouth to eat. I know the rates are cheaper at night but why not offer less minutes during day time. We love Airtel. Thank you.

  28. thana nawe says:

    Good move.

  29. tsukuluza says:

    Monga a city akulephela kupala nseu waku area 24 chifukwa cha zimenezo? Zinyalala palipomse ndi mbali mwa mseu wa m1 womwd osachita manyazi? Bodza zikuwakanika

  30. Wariya Khale says:

    Nanga amwenye how? Anakunyemerani!

    Machende anu agalu inu!

  31. cbk says:

    mmm,enawa ndi a boma mukambilana mupange cancel.

  32. chefourpence says:

    Ku BCC ko mukumva? Learn this shit! Go this way!

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