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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PONDE
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Political analyst
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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

Kanyimbi
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Hahahah Malawi Chewa Party? okay taziwano.

Cadaver
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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!

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

Nkhanyenkhu
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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.

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

Tengupenya
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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.

Tengupenya
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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… Read more »
A Tonga Mba- vyo
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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?

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