Council demolishes warehouses sitting on Livimbo Schools’ land

The Lilongwe City Council has Saturday morning demolished the warehouses businessmen constructed next to Livimbo Schools in Area 2 in Lilongwe.

Demolishing warehouses at the centre of controversy.
The  demolished warehouses at the centre of controversy.

The demolition exercise started from 7am, according to Ishmael Wadi who is the lawyer representing businessman Irfan Patel.

Patel is being accused of encroaching the schools’ land.

The businessman denies the accusation, claiming he bought the land.

Wadi said he is aggrieved by the action taken by the council.

He said he will consult his clients before taking the next course of action.

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda recently asked Patel to demolish the structure on his own or face the music.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has welcomed the development.

 

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Ibrahim
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Ibrahim

Now Government Will pay Billions in compensation.

C Banda
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C Banda

The warehouses have not been demolished: they are still standing. True, they are badly damaged, but it looks to me that only non-loadbearing walls have been removed, leaving the steel supports for the roof intact, as well as the flooring and internal walls. I expect after a suitable penance has been done, the owners will be allowed to rebuild the damaged bits.

The action taken by the council has nothing to do with any encroachment issues. Rather it is because the warehouses were built without the proper planning procedures being followed.

LGBT PROPER GANDA
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LGBT PROPER GANDA

Ntambo tikuti nkhani yina yaikulu ndi ya fuel station paBWAILA HOSPITO

Timve Ziti
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Timve Ziti

Some action at last but where are the officials that sold or gave him the land. He could never have done this on his own.

Yuem
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Yuem

But in the first place, Vuwa Kaunda and your cronies, Lands and City Council; where the heck were you when the business man constructed the warehouses?

Shouldn’t you have stopped him right at the onset? Not that I am defending tbe businessman, but if he built the structure to the point of was occupied, then one wonders where the authorities were. Day dreaming?

China
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China

Only one good to come out of DPP but alipo ambiri amwenye apanga zimenezi especially in Lilongwe

Rex
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Rex

Achita bwino. Ndiye iwe Vuwa umati Nancy akunama, mutu wako sugwira eti? kodi these ministries kumaika mbuli bwanji same as Uladi Mussa okuti akuti does not know immigration laws yet was the minister responsible

Nafenso
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Nafenso

inesno kudabwa…Vuwa kumatsutsa kuti Nancy akunama. Kumvetsa chisoni and Peter surrounds himself with such people? SHAME!

Namoni
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Namoni

Nde nkamathawa traffic police ma road block amu area 2 amagwiritsa bwanji

Concerned citizen
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Zikomo.

Chifundo Ganizani
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Chifundo Ganizani

To all of us who are saying, let us do land reforms, let us chase the mwenye, let us do chakuti chakuti.
We are all lying.
We know, the Malawi economy depends on them.
Even amaskini knows, he goes begging to the mwenye instead of the fellow black man.
Dont be racist my friends.
We have all witnessed the good things they have done but our judgement prevails by that one bad thing we witnessed.
This guy who took the land is only one guy.
Our black pipo also rob lands in the mudzi.
And they rob too much with the chiefs.

kanchenga
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kanchenga

Apparently you don’t live in Malawi because if you were you would have known that the mmwenye has become Malawi’s deadliest enemy. I am sorry that the poor government has blinded them and can’t see that they are creating a Malawian Iddi Amin Dada. It’s a matter of time. Incidentally you sound very like a Malawian of Asian origin. Well there you are warn your friends. This is not hearsay. It’s not too late we have lived well with each other don’t let greed kill that relationship. See what happened to the police. They thought they had the power these… Read more »

Toni
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Toni

The extent to which the economy depends on these guys is minimal as they don’t pay the required taxes. Infact with the coming of the Chinese they can Liv without gruesome impact