MP Jooma implicated in MonkeyBay  fracas over  Motal Engil hotel

In a sharp twist of events in the MonkeyBay fracas that cost two lives, six arrested suspects who set alight a chief’s house and smashed a car belonging to Traditional Athourity Nankumba have alleged that Member of Parliament for Mangochi Monkey Bay Ralph Jooma was  the one hehind the whole fiasco.

Jooma:  Could not comment

Jooma: Could not comment

An artist's impression of what the new hotel will look like.

An artist’s impression of what the new hotel will look like.

The suspects currently,  in police custody have collaborated that the ex-economic planning minister unilaterally wrote a letter against the coming investment of the 5 star hotel by  conglomerate Mota Engil and Malawi Government in form of Private Public Partnership (PPP).

Bwana Jooma analemba kalatayo okha onani chizungu chakecho …..(Hon Jooma wrote and signed the letter on his own without. Look at the language used. No chiefs signed it,” said one suspect when he was being taken a caution statement.

Quizzed on where he (Jooma) got the signatures of all top chiefs in the area, another suspect said it was a photocopy of an earlier attendance list where chiefs attended an area development meeting.

“I took it and photocopied at a business centre (name withheld) ….we took the last signed part,  attached it to the letter that he wrote. We made copies and sent some to all copied offices including Mota Engil,” said the other.

Asked what was the motive by the MP to act this way when just four years ago he was one of the touters for the project, the other suspect said, the MP was feeling sidelined after being not invited to a consultative meeting where Minister of Information,  Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa, ministry officials,  district commissioner, chiefs, counsellors were present.

One source also collaborated the story of the suspects by indicating that the day of the fracas, TA Nankumba had called for the meeting to refute having written the letter let alone signing it.

The source said one of the members in the meeting suggested that the forged signatures and the letter be made a police case.

At this point one young man  who was in the meeting left and went to make a call to other members of the anti-hotel investment group who stormed the meeting hall and started to smash windows of the hall and cars.

“Several of them smashed the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to Malawi Defence Force Navy department and in no time a contingent of army officers arrived. It was wild, people run in all direction,” said another source.

Police officials were overpowered, the army maintained the calmness according to onlookers.

Jooma was not available to comment on the matter.

Mota Engil released a statement indicating that it was shocked to learn of the developments in MonkeyBay.

“Mota Engil has learnt with deepest shock and dismay the incident that happened in Monkey Bay where in partnership with Malawi Government as form of Public Private Partnership (PPP) intends to construct a first world tourist attraction comprising a Five Star Hotel and an 18-Hole golf course,” said the statement made available to Nyasa Times.

“We can confidently state here that no Mota Engil official nor any staff was aware of or let alone present during the meeting or meetings we now learnt, were called by traditional chiefs to brief their people on the impending project. Apart from reading through the online media, we have not been officially briefed by our partners in this investment who is the Government of Malawi through the relevant ministries on what exactly happened.”

“We are shocked and saddened at the manner how the name of our company is being meddled into this fracas in MonkeyBay when the residents of the said areas know whom to contact if they had any discontentment,” said statement.

With the extent of what has happened in the area where investment would have put Malawi on world map as most preferred tourist destination,  Mota Engil says it will come up with the way forward soon.

“The nation and good people of Malawi will be updated on our further position as soon as we get proper briefing from the Malawian authorities on this matter,” the company says in a statement.

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83 thoughts on “MP Jooma implicated in MonkeyBay  fracas over  Motal Engil hotel”

  1. Salvador says:

    As a fellow malawian, i agree with my fellow country men from monkeybay. if the people want access to the lake, give them the access. By the way, many tourist attractions in the world are not designed the way we have in malawi..there are roads between the resorts and the beaches. Why cant we do the same if mota engil is really trying to bring something world class

  2. Chemtukanika says:

    I don’t understand why some of you blame or accuse the Monkey Bay people.Remember that Malawi lost land to the Whites who said they wanted to assist the Malawians economically yet up to now we are very poor.Today peole fail to have a small pieace of land to cultivate yet the Whites have thousands of hectares of land lying iddle.These Whites are very rich at their homes with proceeds from Malawi soil.With this behaviour,we shall end up selling all the natural resources including ourselves.Tiyeni Tidzuke Amalawi Tiyeni Tidzuke.

  3. KUKHALA says:

    THESE INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES LIKE MOTA ENGIL & PALADIN ARE CORRUPTED . WHY DO WE ALWAYS HEAR BAD NEWS ABOUT THEM IN MALAWI.
    THEY SHOULD PACK & GO.

  4. matako says:

    Development tourist attractions in particular are very important to our country. For a long time we have spoken in favor and in need of such facilities. These tourist attractions would not only put Malawi on the world map but also would bring in the much needed forex which this country badly needs. Having said that we also need to be very careful and diligent with the way we choose our development partners. Transparent and stakeholder consultation is paramount to any successful private investment. Government must realise that as much as our country this foreign capital we must be very prudent in our approach. Citizens must buy in these projects if they are to be successful. May be we need to learn from other countries that have brought similar projects in their countries. Trinidad and Tobago went into a similar partnership with a foreign company(name withheld) They made sure that the people who owned the land were compensated. This was important because there is no point starting a project that is not welcome in the

  5. Kanya says:

    ANY DEVELOPMENT HAS ITS NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES

  6. Mra staff(Rhoza),my neighbor, crying, sorry. U hav really answered my questions well. I can now guess u came there during that cashgate yao lady at large. I support ur thinking that mra is for all malawians. There4 malawians are being replaced by malawians. Being malawians nawo adyeko za mra ngati mmene mwadyera. Neighbor njiru bwanji? Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Pichi says:

    Mukuganiza Njoma yo sangapange zimenezi? Muberekeni chilungamo chioneka. Chonde ndale tisamapange ndi miyoyo ya athu chonde chonde.

  8. Iwe MRA Staff. Nkhani ili apa si imene ukukambayo ayi!!!! Kodi iwe ndi anzako mukukuwa kuti ena amve tribe yanu ndichani ndipo muliko angati? Anakulembani ntchito ku mra ko ndani ndipo wa tribe yanji? Kodi MRA imeneyi ili chigawo cha Gonapamuhinya Republic kapena brantaya? Kodi nanga seccession mukufuna ija ikachitika ndiye mudzakuwa motani? This is just the beginning of what yu want. Mwanyanya kuchulukana mu brantaya muno. Ofesi ili yonse kungoti thoo a mfukamapiri okhaokha. Simunati ndi federalism yanuyo. kkkkkkkkkkk

    1. Rhoza Adu Chikapa Mbilizi says:

      Ichi nchi savi. Kkkkk. Maganizo awu nyapapi. Myself am Yao from Blantyre but flankly speaking nepotism and tribalism at MRA yafika at crisis level. I am not backing what mbwenus do but am also condemning in strongest terms the rampant nepotism and tribalism being entrenched at MRA. MRA is an institution for all of us Malawians regardless where its headquarters is. Your thinking is as same as saying since government seat is in Lilongwe, then all employees at capitol hill and other offices in Lilongwe should be Chewas! Myopic kind of thinking.

  9. But this got a routine base,,,,,,behind,,,,,,everything,,,,,,,smell rats,,,,here

  10. tuvitwana says:

    Why not sell Ndata to Motor Angel? This is stupid. Why only Motor Angel causing problems? We hav so many foreign companies which r very peaceful, but thiz Portuguese? Shit man shit. Don’t get surprised when we start SUICIDE BOMBINGS, ZIMAYAMBA CHONCHI.

  11. Pichi says:

    Ahh abale tamamangani ma upstairs malo onsewo? Ahhh kutamalo nyumba zotambalalazi ahhh!

  12. Peter says:

    Bola isadzapange ming’alu ngati hotelo yakulilongwe ija a pamodzi akana kuyendetsa ija.

  13. mtumbuk says:

    mbuzi za anthu kunyengeredwa ndi jooma wa cashgate

  14. We need multi-storey buildings not this shit shown on your fuckn artistic imp……

  15. chete says:

    Enawo akutero chifukwa alibe abale kumeneko

  16. manguluti says:

    this is sheer rubbish- Joomah is a peaceful character you cant frame him like this. Its unacceptable and malicious- typical of DPP propaganda- this Mawaya is Innocent Mawaya in Sumbuleta the idiot- People of Mangochi dont accept this stupid approach- you should be proud of people like Joomah who are always principled sidzitsiru zinazi

  17. chosatheka says:

    matchire alipo ambiri m,Malawi muno, the gov. should give those tchire’s to these investors but not displace the local people. We will not stand for that, this is our country. its obvious this DPP gov. is very determined to sell this country at whatever cost.

  18. ceriza says:

    We cant move forward with this mentality, displacement for development is welcome provided people are paid what they deserve as per acts of the land . go a head Mota and beautify our land.

  19. apao says:

    Multiparty, chosen bi pole governed bi pole, koma spa zavuta kulephela kumeneko,

  20. fkr says:

    The artist impression of the hotel looks like shit. Really poor design. Is this Chinese?

  21. ochilombo says:

    we need development yes but it should not displace the local pipo.

  22. Mfwethu says:

    I don’t think there is any element of truth in this matter, Jooma is just being framed by the cadres. Its so obvious even a baby can see through it.

  23. Khalidwe Madeya says:

    Lets decide whether to have the country remain as it is now OR we will replace the current status with some developments.

  24. me says:

    yes mota only want to make money there they dont give a shit about malawian people.
    they are indeed corrupt people and they want the people to leave that space to make millions of dollars with that hotel.
    local people never win nothing only lose.
    they are shocked about what?they know everything only they were not counting that the people open their eyes,
    im in your side people and you should fight for what its yours.
    otherwise in 5 or 10 years malawian people dont have land and everything belong to foreigner companies and business men.

  25. Agalu Pa Mpando[APM] says:

    Atupele wake-up.

  26. Captain Romeo says:

    Osamusiya choncho MP opanda chitukukoyo, azolowera

  27. mwiithotho says:

    Mmangeni

  28. INVESTIGATE JOOMA AND MOTA ENGIL FOR FORGERY says:

    ANTICORRUPTION BUREAU PLS INVESTIGATE JOOMA FOR FORGERY.IS HE AN INDIAN OR MALAWIAN.DOES HE REPRESENT MALAWIANS OR HIS POCKET?THE PEOPLE IN MONKEYBAY OWN THAT LAND.I COME FROM THE NORTH OF MALAWI BUT I VOICE OUT AGAINST ANY RACIST BEHAVIOUR BY THESE PPLE OF EUROPEAN ORIGIN.PORTUGUES AT MOTA ENGIL HAVE DISPLAYED RACIST TENDANCIES AGAINST MALAWIANS.INSULTS AND DISCRIMINATION IN CONDITIONS OF SERVICE HAVE BEEN THE ORDER OF THE DAY.EVEN WOMEN HAV BEEN INSULTED OVER SIMPLE ISSUES.THESE PORTUGUES ARE ARROGANT COZ OF CORRUPTION WITH GOVT OFFICIALS. I URGE THE VILLAGERS NOT TO GIVE OUT THEIR ANCESTRAL LAND.WHO IS THE GOVERNMENT IN A DEMOCRACY?.IT IS WE THE PPLE OF MALAWI.MALAWIANS MUST AVOID SIGNATURES ON MATTERS THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND.IF INDEED SIGNATURES WERE PHOTO COPIED ONTO DUBIOUS DOCUMENT,SHALL WE NOT SAY JOOMA HAS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS? LASTLY MOTA MUST FIND VACANT LAND AND BUILT THERE.NOT ON THE LAND THAT BELONGS TO OUR BROTHERS.IF NOT BUILD YO FLOATING HOTEL ON LAKE ,U SAID SO ON TVM SOME TIME BACK, FORGOTEN?

  29. George says:

    Trust me, the shameless murderers are back into power. How can the DPP government be killing its own people like this ? Where is Civil Society ?

  30. George says:

    The fact remains that MOTA ENGIL and DPP must respect peoples’ rights and stop this nosense killing of locals. Civil Society must closely watch clanderstine deals between APM and Motal Engil.

  31. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Hiiiii !!

  32. Kacholima says:

    Nga nga nga ! Pambuyo pa Jooma, mnyamata wodzisata!

  33. sabiti says:

    Something is not adding up here some hands are being oilled at the expense poor native, its also bcoz Mota is very much corrupt that why every mafia is running to them to get their ill share, on whose hands is the blood these two slain fellows some one has to take responsiblility and the law have to take its cause until when that is done its when we can say Mw is Justely Governed

  34. sello Mvuyane says:

    Za ziiii za umbuli basi , malowo adzapindulila ndani mesa anthu aku meneko, kupusa dev elopment tikuyifuna ija imachita cost zambili including malo

    1. NO CARE FOR MALAWIANS-DPP says:

      THE COST OUT WEIGHS THE BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF THE OWNERS OF THE LAND SO WHY SHOULD MOTA ENGIL AND DPP LED GOVT FOOL PPLE?IT IS ONLY DPP OFICIALS AND POTUGUES THAT BENEFIT.THE VILLAGERS WILL BE TOILET CLEANERS,WATCHMEN AND GARDENERS.PORTUGUES WILL BE MANAGERS,ACOUNTS CLERKS.MALAWIANS WILL BE OVER WORKED WITHOUT OVERTIMEPAY ASK THOSE AT MOTA ENGIL EXCEPT FOR A FEW FAVORED BOOTLICKERS.OUR FISHING GROUNDS WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF PORTUGUES,I MEAN IT WILL BE OUT OF BOUNDS FOR POOR MONKEYBAYANS.PLS IF IT MEANS SELLING YO LAND;DO NOT SELL AT A SONG AND REGRET LATER.IN A SELL THE SELLER DETERMINES PRICE OR MAY DECIDE NOT TO SELL AT ALL.THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT ON MALAWIANS MUST COME FIRST.MR RODRIGUES AND HIS COLLEGUES SHOULD BUILD THEIR FLOATING HOTEL ON LAKE MALAWI.WE HAV NOT 4GOTEN THE FLOATING HOTEL PROJECT..WHEN WAS THE LAND SOLD?WHO POCKETED THE MONEY?WAS IT AN ARMS LENGTH TRANSACTION?DPP AND MOTA ARE OBSSESED WITH STRUCTURES WITHOUT IMPACT ASSESMENTS RECAL BINGU INLAND PORT ? WHITE ELEPHANT.

  35. Matokoso says:

    If this is true this could be the beginning of the end of Ralph Jooma. This guy has been linked to murder in Mangochi during the reign of PP.

  36. Dr Mbewe says:

    Sad development. Malawi Government must act quickly to control the situation and mske sure the country should not lose this investment

    1. DPP LEADESHIP GREED says:

      MR MBEWE,INVESTMENT BY FOREIGNERS SHOULD NOT DISPLACE THE NATIVES.IF IT WERE A POWER PLANT WE WOULD HAVE LOVED THAT.EVEN THEN THE NATIVES MUST HAV BEEN INFORMED AND NEGOTIATED AT ARMS LENGTH B4 LET GO OF THERE LAND.SO MBEWE DO NOT SHOW YO LACK OF ANALYSIS IN PUBLIC

  37. Mwenemutapa says:

    Who is Ralph Jooma? What is his qualifications? Where did his parents come from? Answers to these questions will help a lot in unearthing the occurrence of these problems

  38. Chi man says:

    Mp jooma waphesa anthu police act arrest him for questioning has to clear his name before court of law.

  39. galu wa galu says:

    Why is it that Jooma always looks as if he is crying. Amai anapitaaaaaaaaa!

  40. The Patriot says:

    Pakufunika xool pamenepa umbuli ndi matenda ndithu!!!

  41. freespch says:

    Could it be that. someone is looking for a kickback and believes that he is not benefiting as expected?

  42. Tan'gatan'ga says:

    it is a known fact that that Mota Engil is very corrupt. Mota Engil corrupted Bingu with a villa in Portugal they now want to take it back unless Peter bends to all their demands. One such demand is to snatch land from poor villagers for Mota to build a hotel in Monkey Bay. The sad thing is that the villagers have not been consulted on the matter. Government officials at Lands Department, the Mangochi DC, and Chiefs in the area have been corrupted by huge amounts of money through Austin Msowoya of Mota to tell the world that the customary land holders have agreed to part with the land,

    Those who have leased plots in the area, where they have made considerable investments, have also not been consulted on whether they are willing to part with their leased plots.

    There was a peaceful petition made to Government that the majority of the people in the area saying that they are not willing to give away their land. The Government said the petition will be responded to in due course, but suddenly the people are told that Government has sold the land to Mota. How did Government think the people were going to react.

    It just goes on to show that this corrupt Government leaders and officials will go to any length to victimize own brethren in order to line thier pockets with corrupt foreign money. The blood of the dead and injured is on your heads.

    Let the Government use legal provisions and procedures for investors to obtain land. It is a big lie that the hotel project is a Public Private Sector undertaking. Government has no stake in it all, it is purely private This concept is just being mention to justify the snatching of the land from Malawians who are trying to make a living on their ancestral land.

    Kodi aMalawi mpumulo akaupeza kuti? Kapena kuPortugal. Tingogulitsana ngati bonya. Zomvetsa chisoni.

  43. Jebison Slindine Nyoni says:

    If it is true then the wheels of justice will catch on him.

  44. mwasowa zokamba inu mumati huma zisamukhuze pomwe IYE ndioyimira athuwa. boma ili langokhala la chinyengo longofuna kubela anthu ndi Ku saganizila athuwa chitukuko chanji chosaganizila eni nth aka? thawi ya ukapolo idatha tengerani chutando Ku Zimbabwe olo Ku south Africa k omwe boma likukangalika kutukula eni nthaka ndikusawapatsa atsamunda mwai otakasuka potibera Dpp idzasitha liti? l

  45. Moses Kita says:

    The Leadership of Monkey bay should support government’s effort to reduce poverty and also help in the creation of jobs. Violence will scare away the potential investors to our country. The traditional leadership should rather bargain a share of profit to go towards development around the area rather than violently damaging properties. The people around will benefit more from such investment as it will boost trade and offer jobs to locals. It is call to the MPs, local councils, traditional leaders and religous leaders to support projects like this one elsewhere in the country.

  46. mavuto says:

    we are complaining of high un employment rate yet we are blocking companies to creat job for selfish political reasons

  47. Masoambeta says:

    I knew that this was a grand plan to upset establishment from its corrupt endeavours.
    Mota Engil should establish their empire legally, otherwise, no leader is permanent to play their game.

  48. lilian says:

    Ndale izi

  49. powder says:

    amalawi tikufuna anthu abusiness abwere kudzayamba muno kuti dziko litukuke now somebody is… then we are harrasing them. umbuli

  50. Nangozo says:

    Ralph Jooma is a savage and must be taken to task. The law should take its course.

  51. mrastaff says:

    A Nyasa its high time you wrote about victimization of non lhomwes at MRA as an institution. Since change of government in may last year, very surprising and unwarranted institution reforms have been effected here at MRA championed by Kamoto and Mbirizi. Victims of these reforms are only NON LHOMWES. People being employed and promoted are 99.9% Lhomwes. If this is mere coincidence, then its a dangerous one. Lhomwes are being employed and promoted Without posts being advertised and interviews conducted? This is inhumane. Ralph and Mbilizi pliz confine nepotism and tribalism to archives of history. Nafeso ndife anthu timafuna mtendere ndikumva moyowu kukoma ngati inu nomwe. We didn’t choose to be non lhomwes neither did we choose to be Malawians.

    The other problem you are putting people whose their qualifications do not match with the posts they are occupying eg George Mankhwala and Oscar Matewere case. George Mankhwala SI WA procurement. Pliz pliz. Ndiwakubaso.

    We have also on record that demotions and retrenchment of certain ladies has been propelled by Nsanje and kaduka from Mbilizi. Trying to reduce competition yopanila azimuna ndiso fear of unknown ya office ya deputy CG. Pliz mbilizi don’t use your weakness of nyere to victimize your fellow women MRA employees. Malemu Adu Chikapa unkakwerana naye pamtetete Ku Bunda wamukumbuka? Ziwanda zako zachigololo tikuzidziwa bwino lomwe ulakwa ndikuzigairitsa ntchito to punish innocent people. Zoti ndi Kamoto yoso munayenda limodzi tiri Ku KEZA sadziwa ndindani?

    Elvis Thodi wapanga liti ma interviews kuti akhale Director. Mxxxiiiiii. Mukuwonjeza

    1. Mkwaso says:

      Iwe “MRASTAFF” ndiye galu wamva? Just barking without substance. Ngati ntchito ikukukanika ku MRA ko ingokhala chete osadana ndi anthu oti they deserve their positions/ appointments/ promotions. A china George Mankhwala, Rosa Mbilizi….. are qualified and competent people. George yo amaba pakhomo pamako? Nena zina

      1. Chikapa Mbilizi says:

        Iwe nde bulutu first class. You lick the asshole of George Mankhwala. Kkhala chete you don’t know what you are talking about. Bull shit

  52. nyasatimes.com says:

    Sometimes I dont understand these so called leaders of ours. This country has abundant opportunities for development yet we are continously under-utilising, misusing and abusing our resources. This project is for sure a very good project. Instead of our leader mobilising the community and putting in place mechanisms that will ensure equitable sharing of benefits (to both the community and investor), they are busy bringing confusion and chaos just because they were not invited to a consultative meeting. Thats pure nonsense!!

  53. Clement says:

    Musalande malo kwa anthu osawuka popeza ndiamphawi! ngati akufuna malo gulani malowo kuchokela kwaweni wake,wosati mp kapena
    boma,boma lilibe malo.
    kumeneko ndikulanda koma mulanda bwanji malo amenesali anu?

  54. [email protected] w@ alwayz happenz,anthu wamba ndiamene amakhala akunzuzika,kuphedwa…inu muli pheee mmakwanu kumwa tea wankaka

  55. bodole says:

    achawa ndi opusa kwambiri, ofunika mtundu umenewu kumangoupha chonchi mpakana mtundu onse uzatheretu …… keep it up our army … anthu okana chitukuko. we don’t have any five star hotel here ..this is our chance tioneko kuti five star hotel imaoneka bwanji koma agalu amenewa akukana chitukuko…iphani onse basi tikufuna chitukuko ife kumalawi kuni….. mwandi kwiyisa kwambiri achawa inu…!

    1. Wodala says:

      Iwe bodole ku Monkey bay ndi kwa aChewa osati achawa mmene ukufunila iweyo.
      Kodi wopusa siweyo oti ukufuna chitukuko chikhale ku Mangochi osati kwanu. Do u know hw many hotels and resorts ar there in Mangochi? Ngati kutukuka kwa malo ndi ma hotel nde Mangochi anatukuka kale. Akamange kwanu

  56. Doctor says:

    Ntchito za mbuli zimenezo. What do you expect from a highly non educated population??? You cant beat the well educated North interms of thinking. Kukana Hotel yabwino ngati imeneyo agalu osaphunzira inu..Mxiiii. Manyazi mulibe. Koma Kunyengana basii. Useless.

  57. Fraser Moyo says:

    Hon Jooma is right to defend his own people, Mota Engil don’t tell us that you put Malawi on the Map, with this type of Building design, that is why Mota needs a lot of land, if you construct story building it is enough to construct at Masasa beach without disturbing people.

    If you will keep on killing my brothers, I will plot to revenge, we are ready to discuss with you amicably because country development is important.

    Dpp kodi bwanji mukamabweretsa chitukuko mumakangana ndi anthu,tawonani Nsanje inland port, munapephera kugwirizana ndi Mozambique, tawonaniso kukalonga

  58. Gift Phambala says:

    Zachisoni ndi zochititsa manyazi. A Malawi aku Mangochi bwanji simukonda zinthu zabwino zokomera dziko lanu ?Taganizirani bwino. Mpakananso a Honourable kuyambitsa ?The law should not spare this one.

    1. Wodala says:

      A Phambala ku Mangochi nkotukuka kale. Ma hotel ndi ma resort ndi ambili. Ku Ntcheu kuli aNambawala basi. Hotel imeneyi akhoza kukamanga mphepete mwa Mpamadzi kapena pa phili la Dzunje kapena mmudzi mwa Tsikulamowa.
      Ku Mangochi sitisowa chitukuko cha hotel.

  59. sunderstar says:

    BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF MANGOCHI mentality, they dont want education, development and anything like that. The Government must act swiftly and with an Iron fist to root out this, if we dont act now we will have problems in future with Mangochi Muslims. JOOMA was responsible also last causing fights within muslim sects there. This man is not fit to be a leader of people in Parliament. Must be arrested and taken statement by intelligence officers not ordinary Policemen. Why can the Government allocate Mota Angil to any other place like Nkhata bay, Karonga or Salima, remove this development from primitive people who may not appreciate the benefits Mangochi will enjoy.

    1. Mirella K says:

      Your ignorance is damn stinking! Mangochi has two chewa TAs and Monkey Bay is in TA Nankumba, a predominantly Chewa area, most of them Christians…Don’t drag Islam into these mad…These are your fellow Christians who are resisting development from Mota Engil…Do not be an educated savage please, know the facts!

  60. sheikh ku Mangochi says:

    Basi kayimangeni ku Salima/nkhatabay midyomba sikufuna..inazolowera kupita ku dyubeki

  61. kaukonde says:

    Jooma is bitter and an agent of the Queen of Cashgate who is currently in hiding. But as it is said the devil runs away when there is light and God is now favouring Malawi. Had it not been for the floods Malawi would have registered good economic growth. People like Jooma need to be hanged. I had thought he was civilized but not at all. Stupid rascal. Son of a bitch.

  62. Callister Daniel Phiri says:

    Za ziiii. Nkhani ndiyakuti, kuno Ku MRA kwanwera tsankho loyipa zedi. Akungolembana ntchito alhomwe okha okha. Uyu Thodi mbava inali Ku immigration walembedwa ntchito ngati Director of Administration without advertisement of the post in media , no interviews whatsoever. The only qualification is only being Mulhakho. Non lhomwes akuchotsedwa ndikumayikamo alhomwe okha okha. Mboni ndi George Mankhwala

    1. Mirella K says:

      M’bale wanga bola ku MRA…akuti ku WFP kwadzadza atumbuka okha okha…by 23rd January, 2015 all staff, for example, are finance dpt of the UN agency were all atumbuka ayayayayaya!

  63. freespch says:

    When change comes different people react differently. some embrace change immediately others fear lose. It could be lose of income as they have had access to the lake without restriction which may not be the case after this development. The disgruntled member of Parliament took advantage of this to incite the people to violence.
    The Mota Engil administration should understand this n take it upon themselves to see that the people are well compaseted for their land otherwise Malawi need this development. It will be a big boost to tourism. This incident should not discourage the company no but it should help them to look into the welfare of the villagers both before and after. The hotel will also create more jobs for Malawians.

  64. This article is nonsense and tells lies.
    I was one of the people at the meeting where the content of that said letter was formulated with everyone at the meeting giving their ideas. The minister only helped us to translate our thoughts into English to make sure that the Mota Engil Kahuna’s got the message.
    The said witness mentioned here is talking shot, and the reporter did not do a good job. We are NOT ALLOWING Mota Engil(Evil) to evict our people by force. The present government will never rule Malawi forever! The young victims from the village will rise up one day… and what do you think they will do knowing that they had lived by the water and got their fish a few yards away….and suddenly they are pushed to the hills.
    We urge Mota Engil to build their 5 star hotel in their country. They are disguising as development partner, thereby buying the entire country. Don’t we Malawians also want a good life? Don’t we like to live by the water like the other rich people do?
    My fellow Malawians, please help us in Monkey Bay. We are your brothers/sisters/cousins and friends. I urge everyone to support us people of Monkey Bay. We have a great lake and it is all for Malawians.

  65. JCInLA says:

    If the MP really did that, then I totally 100% commend him for protecting his constituency.
    Well done Jooma.
    To Mota Engil
    You must not build such a thing by forcing people out of their village. Either work with them or find other places. Should you continue your corrupt practices by going behind the people, I promise Mota Engil’s 5 Star hotel is going to burn one day, soon after its completion. And many of the Portuguese employees will be murdered with machete
    Mark these words.

  66. Mack says:

    We ar tied to hear this,ever tyme motor engel,motor engel as if u ar indeed an engel,why alwez u not any other company?

  67. New Govt says:

    That’s typical of Malawian (envious)! Jooma takes this project as for DPP political point score and suggest to disrupt it! The project is for Malawi and not DPP! Please malawians when shall we love our country? Is this democracy or ‘enviousy’? Shocking indeed

  68. genuinengoni says:

    Why why why Ralph Jooma?

  69. paramount mkhumba says:

    it was very wrong not to invite the mp for the area during the consultative meeting. When will dpp learn that not everybody in this country is interested in their party? its called democracy ~stupid.

  70. mbwaxe says:

    Just shift the project to another place!!!! We have other beutiful places like chinthechi and usisya!!!! Ya!! Vibanthu vo pusa kukana chitukuko!!

  71. chiphwisi cha nkhalamba says:

    Vitsirukwete

  72. nanzikambe says:

    Why do we want to scare away investors? MP Ralph Jooma come out clean. Your name is in shambles, they are now revealing names.

  73. Sagwa says:

    Kodi mudakamangabe ma hotel otere ? Hotel ngati sukulu choncho , mbiri yakale iyi, kodi simumaona mukayenda mwwa anzanu

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