Chaudhry, Chisale probed over Kanengo Northgate Project

Law enforcing agencies  are investigating Asian businessperson Azhar Chaudhry together with former president Peter Mutharika’s personal bodyguard Norman Chisale over Kanengo Northgate Project—an upmarket residential estate in Lilongwe— where  over 100  hectares of land was acquired dubiously.

Chaudry (left) with former president Mutharika

The land was acquired as a project to create a communal village that was supposed to have a shopping mall, an academy, clinic and other related services to service the residents of Kanengo Northgate Communal Home.

The project was modelled along the line of Beverly Hills and was launched in 2005 with the intention of building 1 800 modern executive houses and a business complex as well as a golf course.

However,  the project never took off and only one building was constructed on the land  and ended up in total abuse of the land which has been old to foreigners.

The National Anti-Corruption Alliance (NAP) recently tipped Minister of Lands  Kezzie Msukwa and  his deputy Abida Mia  on how to curb systematic corruption surrounding acquisition of land in the country, saying the ministry should introduce stringent measures such as conducting a social audit on land property for each person in the country.

NAP chairperson Moses Mkandawire said there is rampant corruption and the ministry has not been honest enough when allocating land.

He said: “A preliminary report that we carried out some months ago has shown that there is a big problem of corruption in the Ministry of Lands. What has been happening requires social auditing on the assets people have.”

Mkandawire proposed the need for the minister to work with the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the civil society in sealing loopholes in land acquisition in both cities and district councils.

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Mphwache
Mphwache
1 month ago

Kanengo Northgate land is still owned by GM Properties Ltd. This company still exists, why not get the REAL truth about the current situation, instead of creating non-existent stories. These crazy and fake stories have the ability to scare away the new investors/financiers who are being courted to re-finance the project.

You may wish to know that the Maluza and Chowdry families who initiated this project are still in Malawi and ready to explain the current status of the project.

Chilungamo chafika
Chilungamo chafika
1 month ago

Anthu adabaiba malo syndicates LL Mzuzu and BT yet Malawi housing ndi land ndi city line malo yet some dubious developers have taken land.200 hactares one person what nonsensical Malawi I cannot it.These are the issues parliament should interven

John Phiri
John Phiri
1 month ago

At one time I heard that Maluza (forgotten the first name but the clever one) was behind the failed project due to issues of lack of institutional governance. Probably Chisale is involved in the sale of land…….

Mohammed
Mohammed
1 month ago

I am lost for words, all these muslim guys robbing the poor Malawians and doing all these charites and building mosques with harasm money. No wonder Allah is not accepting prayers and sending calamities.
Allah help this Ummah. You will have to answer to Allah,

Waciyawo wangalusa
1 month ago
Reply to  Mohammed

Indian muslim they worship Allah as culture. They don’t fear God. You cant steal billions from poor people and give back a packet sugar as zakaah.

Bristol
1 month ago

There is nothing that Chisale did wrong here according the story. Why linking him

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 month ago

Kodi Chisale yi waba kungati abale

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 month ago

Kodi Mr. Chisale khalidwe lao lakuba ndi matenda kapena chiyani?

Chautaamalanga
1 month ago

Honestly, how did we get to this terrible situation such that Indians and Pakistanis should be running rampant with reckless abandon with our scarce land resources? Bundle the Pakistanis and Indians involved and take away our land.Alternatively, lock up the person for forty years and send him to Nsanje or Chikwawa prison so that our starved mosquitoes should feast on him.

Whatnext
1 month ago

Mixed up story and no clarity of what the issue is. Kanengo Northgate was there before Chisale came on the scene. How is the Kanengo Northgate land being linked to Chisale now? Has the land been sold to Chaudhry by Ministry of Lands through Chisale’s underhand dealings? Simple thing to report on.

Robert Chisale
Robert Chisale
1 month ago

Automated land parcel and identification system should sort this issue, once and for all. These days we have drones, GPS and mainframe computers to do the work for us. Just need stable electricity (ESCOM do you hear me?).

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