Area 18 households demand K4mil each compensation for sewage horror

Area 18 households in the capital Lilongwe affected by the sewage polluted water are demanding K4 billion each from Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) and Lilongwe City Council (LCC) as compesation.

Area 18 resident on demonstration carry placards.-Photo by Times

Chairperson of the housholed, Leonard Phiri, confirmed that they want the K4 million for each 263 households  that are affected  which will translate to K4 billion.

The households have given LWB and LCC are given  an ultimatum to pay within seven days or face legal action.

Lawyers’ Forum for Human Rights executive director Chancy Mwalubunju said the affected residents need to be compensated for damages after what he described as inhumane and degrading water contamination in the capital city’s township.

LWB chief executive officer Alfonso Chikuni said his office was yet to receive communication from the lawyers.

Meanwhile, the forum has spelt out four measures for LWB and LCC to comply with within the seven days.

Among others, the lawyers want LWB and LCC to immediately provide relief potable water to the 263 residents, permanently rectify the water contamination situation, immediately conduct a wide investigative audit of the whole LCC water and sewer areas and rehabilitate all broken sewer pipes.

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3 years ago

malova ndi ma pensioner. a lungu mmodzi wa iwo

Caiphas Nyirenda
Caiphas Nyirenda
3 years ago

Hahahahaha all this in 7 days ayayaya

3 years ago

Hahahahaha be realistic,4 million yachuluka.Mukufuna kuthetsa umphawi kumakomo kwanuko eti..They have to compensate you with a reasonable amount.Even if a driver kills someone in an accident compensation demanded siyimafika konseko.Mwandiseetsa kobasi mpaka 4 million??

3 years ago

Bola. Better than 2mil earlier demanded.

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