Controversial Paramount Chief Lundu and Chikwawa Central Member of Parliament (MP) Zaheer Gaffar Issah took it to the podium to openly attack Illovo Sugar Manufacturing company accusing it of failing to play any cooperate social responsibility role.
The two made the attack at Nchalo in Chikwawa at a developmental rally President Arthur Peter Mutharika held on Friday 8th April, 2016.
In his remarks, Paramount Chief Lundu told Mutharika that Illovo has been doing nothing to help the people of Chikwawa and develop the district despite making million of Kwacha’s.
Without openly justifying his condemnations, Lundu asked Mutharika to invite him, councillors and other chiefs to State House for them to tell him their grievences directly in details.
He also warned that him and his subject cannot be removed from their land raising speculations that the company wants to take over the land belonging to communities.
Taking his turn, Gaffar Issa conquered with Lundu that the company has litellary done nothing to develop Chikwawa.
He therefore urged Illovo to emulate an example from other companies like Alliance One in Lilongwe who have build schools and engage in various other developmental projects.
The [parliamentarian gave an example of shortage of safe water to people of his constituency which needs urgent attention while the company waters its sugarcane using hygiene and safe water.
It is yet to be known when Mutharika will invite Lundu and his fellow chiefs to state house for them to expand their concerns.