Mzuzu Councillor Mlogera clueless on action as Chibanja slowly turns into industrial area

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.

Death trap! The plunks along the Mzuzu -Karonga road... Pic by Pius Nyondo, Nyasa Times

Death trap! The plunks along the Mzuzu -Karonga road… Pic by Pius Nyondo, Nyasa Times

It is supposed to be a home but turning into industrial site

It is supposed to be a home but turning into industrial site

Access blocked! People driving cannot access homes

Access blocked! People driving cannot access homes

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.

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1 thought on “Mzuzu Councillor Mlogera clueless on action as Chibanja slowly turns into industrial area”

  1. Satehouse says:

    Mzuzu city has no order. Everything goes. Anyone can build anything anywhere anytime. There’s is no office to ensure orderly developments. Houses have been built on roads. Pubs have mushroomed in residential areas. Officers responsible for enforcing town planning regulations at the civic offices and Lands Dept don’t care at all – most of these officers come from other regions in the country and have nothing to care about in Mzuzu. These officers have to watch out – we’re tired of their lack of care.

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