A part of Chibanja Township, largely one that lies along the Mzuzu-Karonga road, is slowly turning into an industrial area where machines to make plunks have been planted without the City Council’s approval, and, strangely, the area’s ward councillor Charles Mlogera is clueless on what action to take regarding the matter.
Mlogera avoided an interview with Nyasa Times on the matter Tuesday by simply saying that “we will discuss about it later.”
According to the City’s planning department, the area is supposed to be a neighbourhood and not a place of industrial work.
People who talked to Nyasa Times said Mlogera had before entering office campaigned against the developments that are happening now.
“He actually came around this place to talk against this, but as soon as he was elected he stopped,” said a Simeon Kaunda.
A businessman said the developments are blocking customers’ access to his shop – a small pub and a resthouse just next to where machines to make plunks have been planted.
The happenings around Chibanja could contribute to more road accidents as plunk manufacturing has come so close to the Mzuzu-Karonga Road, which is presently the talk of town for more than 17 deaths to traffic accidents in the last three weeks.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :