MCP given 30 days to settle K265m city rates: Risks losing head office in Lilongwe

Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has given main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) a 30-days deadline to settle rental arrears to the tune of K265 million it owes the city or risks losing its headquarters building in the capital Lilongwe opposite the Reserve Bank of Malawi.MCP-HEADQUARTERS

According to LCC Director of Finance Jeremiah Sibande, MCP has been failing to pay city rates since 2001
despite several reminders.

And now LCC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Hara has said MCP and other listed properties tenants, “risk losing their listed properties if they do not settle the bills within the given 30 days.”

MCP Administrative Secretary Potipher Chidaya has accused the council of exaggerating the figures and allowing politics come into play in the issue of rates.

LCC recently published all the properties that are failing to pay city rates in the newspapers to remind owners that they are supposed to settle the outstanding bills or risk having their properties auctioned.

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62 thoughts on “MCP given 30 days to settle K265m city rates: Risks losing head office in Lilongwe”

  1. PONDE says:

    KAYA

  2. Political analyst says:

    I think Mr Chakwera should just instead strike a deal with Peter to paint the MCP headquarters building which is in a despicable state. It will be a win-win situation. KKKKk

  3. Kanyimbi says:

    Hahahah Malawi Chewa Party? okay taziwano.

  4. Cadaver says:

    This revelation also shows that LCC has incompetent officials who target small fish, plebians and corner them to pay yet leave the big fish culprits! How can the LCC and its accounts department let a client accumulate so much debt? Sheer incompetence at its best! 5000Mk, 20, 0000mk, 50, 000, 1million, 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 250, 265 million osalondoloa ngongole?? Nkhululu inu eti LCC? very negligent officer, rather incompetent!

  5. Cadaver says:

    PAY.. just ask each member to contribute mk265 each.. deal done!

  6. Nkhanyenkhu says:

    Chakwera, this is the time to show your brilliance. Usamangotokota za Beam, Federalism and Vote recount. If you are brainless, this building is going that’s obvious. Hire me to help you. This is easy to solve believe you me.

  7. Let the MCP pay tax for the years they had been used the building either government to take the building.

  8. Tengupenya says:

    if some big debtors are targeted to pay debts, then all other debtors should also be visited to clear their debts. the city council is only asking for what it is owed. it may be slower on government institutions, but that is for the city citizens to push their local government (city council) to act in an even handed manner.

  9. Tengupenya says:

    Citizens should be o their guard against the suffocation of a viable opposition through mismanagement of viable political parties’ assets. MCP, should negotiate terms with the City Authorities and go full throttle on fund raising from their sympathisers, supports and people and organizations of good will. The debt can be paid and has to be paid. How many votes did MCP get in the presidential poll? Over 1,400,000. Assume you maintain 2/3 of this support, you could probably have a million voters from whom you could raise funds. The indicative viability of raising funds from voters to clear the debt can be fathomed by divide the number of votes into the debt amount (an average of K300 per head from 1 m voters) and adjusting it for the earning power of its supporters’ base. Appeal to the supporters to raise the amount. With some potential bigger donations from well wishers, it must be possible to pay this debt. Negotiate and agree terms with the City Council. It is too costly to the citizens for viable opposition parties to disappear because of sheer mismanagement of their financial liabilities.

  10. A Tonga Mba- vyo says:

    It is unfortunate dat Parties without properties and operating from rented houses are trying their best to surfocate Mighty MCP financially. UDF was at it. Now DPP is at it. There are several Govt entities ( ADMARC MALANGANGA & LILONGWE DEPOTS, NRFA )who owe the City a lot of Money. Why are they not pouncing on Them?

  11. MUNADZOLOWELA KUGULITSA NYUMBA ZA BOMA PA MTENGO WA ZII, KUMAGULITSANA NOKHA NOKHA, NDIYE MUFUNA KUTI MUGULITSESO NYUMBA ZA MCP NDI ANTHU ENA PA MTENGOTSO WA ZII, APA NDIYE KUTI AZIPANI ZINA AWO ALIBE MA OFFICE AKU CHALILA.
    YAMBANI FILE ZA TSOPANO MUMADELA ONSE: ZA NYUMBA NDI MALO: OPEN 2015 FILES AND CLOSE ALL PRIVOUSE CASES, YOU HAVE FAILED DO NOT BLAME YOUR CUSTOMERS.

  12. special advisor says:

    Shaaa! Finally the cat is iyr of the bag. Ndinadziwa one, kuti nkhani amangozunglulira ponena. Target yeniteni inali MCP. Sizunayambe lero zimenezi. Nsanja, kaduka, njiru,nkhanza!

  13. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    “Transformative leadership” includes settling your bills, oChakwera. Get on with it.
    This time around, there are no MCP cards for people to buy, mandatorily. So, where are you going to source the money, if former president Joisi Banda did not share the “cashgate” loot with your party?

  14. nyani ndi munthu says:

    @ big brain your saying MCP has 25000000supporters but do you know that malawian population is at 16000000

  15. nyani ndi munthu says:

    makopala ansonkho akufunika,apo bii tikuzatenga building!

  16. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Let’s all people from Salima to Mchinji and Karonga to Nsanje all the MCP well wishers and party supporters contribute a minimum of MK300.00 per person in order to rescue this MCP headquarters building from being sold by DPP government through stupid city rates propaganda.

  17. Big brain says:

    ChipAni cha magazine

  18. Big brain says:

    Simple 25000000 supporters contributing 100 each U can pay this idiots Pls get me as ur fundraising manager

    1. Snoozing says:

      Amwene congress ndi yatulo. Why can’t they set up a donations portal on their website where members could donate to the party. Those of us that are in the diaspora could donate via PayPal.

  19. Big brain says:

    ChipAni chokanika fundraising ma supporters muli kuti iwe kabwil aaje noise on this mumafuna mula wins kudziba shit shit

  20. otate says:

    265m is too much.sell the building

  21. n says:

    political parties, churches and other non profit making organisation should not face tax and fees, theyre there to immprove democracy

  22. Wodzitsata says:

    30 days? Chibwana eti? Cholinga chanu ndikulanda building kapena kulandira ndalama? Be flexible and get into an agreement that is realistic/practical with MCP. You are partly to blame if you did not collect anything since 2001!

  23. Chipani kutha ngati Jean yogwera asidi ichi
    It never rain but pours at Ng’ona Party
    Kkkkkkkk

  24. EMBOMBENI says:

    Just pay to avoid embarrasment

  25. BOKOHARAM says:

    Amene mukuti zinthunzi zalowa ndale ndi anthu osakonda dziko lanu nkhani za misonkho ndi ndale zikugwirizana bwanj? kodi ikanakhala kuti ndi pp,udf,mafunde, umodzi party.dpp,code,mdp bwenzinso mukuti zalowandale jessie, chakwera,menyani,njobvu yalema lipilani basi ngati ndalama palibe kambiranani ndi lcc akuthandizani osakhala zolongolola apa mcp ndikachani chipani chomwe chinapha anthu ochuluka mdziko muno olo mukamati tilamula manyazi kaya mulibe chakwera kusiya ubusa kuyamba satanic uli ndi tsoka kwambiri ukumalankhula ngati wanzeru koma satana unasokoneza ku tchali ku assemblies iwe lipilani basi.

  26. nabanda says:

    Comment nthawi yoseyi iwe hala unali kuti? Ndipo wazindikira lero zaizi?usatinyasepo apa! Akukutumawo akupweteketsa,nonse!s

  27. Tilibemau says:

    There is politics behind all this.You are playimg with MCP.All these where were you and why do you push for settlement now?Rabbish!!!!!Just dare put this building on auction muthyokerapo khosi!!! Mukulimbana ndi the whole central region.How many companies and individuals are owing Lilongwe City Assembly?If these buildings belonged to DPP could you have done the same?Kuno ndi kunja.Injunction ibwera.

  28. Namchidwe says:

    Akhululukireni lija ndikale anatuluka m’boma alibe kalikonse olo ndi galimoto yomwe landrover zija anasiya malemu zinatha anakhometsa mapoto zina anagulitsa kalekale gwanda

  29. Political propaganda of Richard Hara, zidzakubwelerani zanuzomwe ukamafunira mzako zoipa zimakubwelelera ndipo Hara is a devils agent, DPP mafia who is bent to destroy central region. Mulephera a Hara mukhoza kukwanilitsa za usatana wanuwo koma very soon it will come back haunting you. God is in control.

  30. akulu says:

    285million in 15 years =19 million per year zoona zimenezo ? Ma city rates amakhala a choncho pa building imodzi? Ma city rates amaposa ma rentals? Mpaka over one million per month? Uhmmmm ndiye rent tu.lol city akutumani eti

  31. Angoni Ngayongayo says:

    Enanu ndiye mulibe mfundo mmangotsutsa 4 the sake of kutsutsa chifukwa ngati ndamvetsa bwinobwino, mkuluyu sananene nkhani ya chipani cha magazi mmanja chokha koma onse amene ali ndi ngongole zoterezi ku khonsoloyi. A Kongelesi munakhala bwanji? Bwanji simukhulupilirabe kuti muli kunja kwa boma? Nthawi imene munkaphatikiza chipani ndi boma inakutherani, ino ndi nthawi yakuti muyambe chilungamo. Sizandale koma chilungamo chikukukakamizani kuti za Kaisala mupeleke basi. Munadya za ulele kwa zaka makumi atatu n’gombe,mbuzi, ndalama,nkhuku ndi zambiri. vomelani kuti ndi nthawi ya anzanu.

  32. Concerned citizen says:

    lilongwe is for mcp muzipita kwanu ku thyolo

  33. Yankees says:

    Takuonani ndinu amanyi a Hara, mchifukwa chake umalimba ndi Bisnowaty mwaiwe Bisnowaty anawona kuti mulibe Potential, 2001 boma la Bakili? Kumachenjela pa Town? Palowa Bingu azako anali duu, amama anzako anali duu, pafika opanda mano mkamwa olmila nkhamayu iweyo ufuna uwoneke shasha,! Ukunama Hara mavalo ako dikila ngati utalimbe pamenepo tikumenyera yapansi aliko anzako ankafuna kutchuka koma pano njeee, Hara Tadikila uyimba kwathu sipadziko tadikila aise.

  34. Patriot says:

    The same should also be applied to Nkhoma Synod who owes the City Council K30 million. They should pay their bills in 30 days, or seal and sell the buildings

  35. Malindima says:

    Paye!!!!!!
    Perekani perekani perekanitu, mukapanda kupereka yalulani mphatsa zanu kuti a City agulitse malowo after all buildingyo ndalama zake ndi zija mumatolera putikalamiza pogula makhadi

  36. cash gate says:

    nkhani zina mukamaziyamba, muziganiza bwino, nthawi yonseyi mumatani? kapena mukufuna kuti a pitala akutameni kuti ndinu akutha ncthito kapena mukufuna kuti a dpp akalowemo? mwalemba mmadzi ndi zosatheka zimenezo

  37. Sally G says:

    Wait until courts step in. I took the documents to mcp from city council. Lcc is treading on fire….they will face several law suits. Dpp wants to purchase the building

  38. LCCstaff says:

    Mr Richard Hara, why cant you say the truth that FDH wants to buy it as its Administrative Office since they want to relocate themselves in Lilongwe. We have already been informed by your office mates and we have even seen you in a company of FDH officials for sometime now.MUKUFUNA KUNAMIZA NDANI INU A HARAMBE? UMBULI ULI THO!!! YOU DONT EVEN KNOW THE BOUNDARIES OF MCP HQs. ZOCHITSILU SAMALANI NDI MP UJA ANKAFUNA KUKUPHULITSANI,MUNYA.

  39. zanga phee says:

    Zangokhala zinthu zovuta kumvetsa, zalowa ndale apa, zoona kuyambira 2001 nthawi yonseyi a LCC mumatani. ntchito kulanda mandasi mumsewu ndi malichero a mtedza basi,siinali nthawi ya Mnyamata wa pa Town (A tcheya) ali President)iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mpaka ma President 4 inu osakumbutsa ngongole yanu, kumeneku timati kulephera ntchito?kodi Director Of Finance anali ndano pakati pa 2001 ndi 2015.ndikufuna kauni uni pamenepa.

  40. mafunyeta says:

    Richard hara is from Dowa. He is not a tumbuka but mmene anali just mzimba anaphunzira chitumbuka

  41. James says:

    TIPEREKA, SINKHANI

  42. Haramtum says:

    FORSAKE MCP CANNOT ATTEND TO THAT NONSENSES,IMBWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. miles says:

    The MCP plot houses the following buildings 1. The National Audit offices 2. The Airtel complex 3. Care Malawi Buildings 4. Bisnowaty Filling station. All these came after 2001. The City assembly is only trying to score an OG, shooting itself on the foot. How did the LCC allow for the plot demarcation without look into the City rates issue?Advise the politicians on the descrepancies to save you from incompetence

  44. His Worship Justice One Thousand Years says:

    The issue of political interference in this case does not arise.

    MCP should simply pay up and stop whining. In fact they should pay the arrears from way back when they were in power.

    It’s time for Chakwera to show keadership.

  45. peb says:

    pepani

  46. mWamasuka says:

    Munali kt?

  47. bwanji kodi says:

    zalowa ndale zinthu izi mukuti from 2001 mpakana lero nthawi yonseyi mumatani? mukuona ngati mukatero ndiye kuti MCP ikhala mmadzi ? sizitheka zimenezo

  48. nyasi zanu says:

    Commentkkkkk koma mukufuna mukalembe pa head1/4s ya mcp ndi manyi kut pitala anali pano.mtumbuka wa llcc.ubwerera kumapiri kwanu usasetere city yathu.city rateyo munasiya kutolera chfukwa chan?bwanj osatseka maofiece 2001.ubwerezeso mtumbuka iwe tikupanga deport ubwerere kwanu ku hillland kwa anthu akuda

    1. kaleya says:

      Iwenso nawe za utumbuka zikuchokeranso pati apa.ukanva umbuli nde ndiumenewo.

  49. Cathy says:

    Achewa tiripo ambiri tikapanga limodzilimodzi zikwana 30 days ndipafupi

  50. mphwanye says:

    where was Lcc all this time? 2001 is a long time. Someone at Lcc has failed his or her job. Negligence @ its worst. As for MCP, be careful with gentleman agreements. Be patriotic pay taxes in time. In civilised democracies this can have implications on your political business.

  51. Nowa says:

    Apa pali kuyi solver

  52. ujeni says:

    Zoona zalowa ndale, we have many government institutions in Malawi owing billions of kwacha why pick on MCP?

  53. Mphwache wa Bingu says:

    MCP please this is not a political decision. The city bylaws empowers the city to collect city rates from property owners. So pay or sell your property. Making noise will not help you!!

    1. mWamasuka says:

      Zaka zonsezi anali kt?

  54. agalu inu mwatumidwa eti?

  55. Achimidzimidzi says:

    MCP, please pay your creditors in time. You know who is who, so avoid as much as you can.

  56. Big Anti-Haram says:

    Lipilani akulu akulu

  57. Blessings Marenso says:

    Achewa Tiyeni Tipange Limodzilimodzi

    1. Wopanda Chipani says:

      Oho, ife tisali achewa limodzi limodzi lathu ndilosalandilidwa eti? Maganizo olakwika choncho ndiye akamange MCP? After all, si ndi achewa omwewo akulephela kutulusa limodzilimodzi kuti Nkhoma Synod ilipile K30 million.

      Dr. Laz, pondani konsekonse. Musatengele za awo akuti MCP=Chewa

  58. mzimwale says:

    zalowa ndale.

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