Council demolishes shop foundation structures

Lilongwe city council on Tuesday demolished shop foundation structures after accusing the owners of illegally grabbing the land next to Cross Roads Hotel.

 Lilongwe City Council demolished shops foundation that were under construction

Under the protection of heavy police presence, the council officials brought in machinery to demolish the foundations where some residents wanted to construct shops.

It is said some ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials just grabbed the land which has been lying idle for some time.

However, the issue came to surface after Beautify Malawi Trust run by First Lady Gertrude Mutharika showed interest in the same land.

Owners of the demolished structures said they would go ahead and reconstruct the shops.

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concerned citizen
concerned citizen
4 years ago

Lack of enforcement of regulations has made Malawi cities and towns to look like slams. Parameter fences constructed using grass in city residential areas is some thing unheard of in other countries even here in Africa. Construction of sub standard structures within city limits and inside road boundaries is the order of the day. yet authorities who are supposed to keep check of such and enforce regulations, just look on while such things are taking place

4 years ago

In the name of the party , unscrupulous business man are selling land to unsuspecting individuals without going through the normal channel.

This is theft and ACB should come in and investigate.

There are many places in Lilongwe city where land has been encroached .

I believe some councilors are involved in this illegal selling of land. Pse , Lands and city need to take quick action. .

4 years ago

These people should not be allowed to build shops on that place. this is a city and not just any place. These CADET’s think because they have power they can just do whatever. where will the parking be there? where will the toilets be there? These are people with no sense they just think things are just done with out plans. This is absolutely stupid. If City Council want money to buy fuel to use when carrying out this task they can come and i pledge even MK500,000.00 Lilongwe residents, lets not let our city be overtaken by these idiots.… Read more »

Whiteboard Marker
4 years ago

Which village is this? Or……

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