DPP official encroaches Mangochi Hospital land, builds guest house

Ministry of Health and Populations has opened the new Mangochi Maternity wing which has been constructed with funds from the Icelandic Government through its development arm of Iceida but the project has met some challenges following revelations that some people, including former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Mangochi District Governor Salire Mdala encroached into the hospital land.

Msakire Mdala In Hospital land grab

The DPP official enroached into an area which was earmarked for construction of a facility which is among other things used to dispose of umbilical codes.

Mdala is said to have used his powers as DPP governor threatening District Commissioner and Mangochi Town Council Chief executive officers as well as the District Health Officers into allowing him to construct a guest house at the public  land.

By that time, Mangochi Town Council Chief Executive officer was the late Andrew Misomali, while the District health officer was Dr William Peno.

“We have decided to let them have the land because we could not have powers to stop them due to their connections with the ruling party. It is very unfortunate that we have failed to construct some of the facilities because the land has been taken over by some members of the community who had connections with ruling party,” said a Member of the Health Advisory Committee who refused to be named.

Among others, health officials in the district have expressed concern that security and privacy of the patients will be compromised due to availability of residential facilities within the hospital premises.

What it means is that, guests to Mdala’s house will be using the hospitals main gate to access the house which has no direct access from the main road.

However,  Mdala has been defiant claiming that the land where the hospital is built belongs to him as he is related to Group Village headman Michesi.

Despite these challenges, Mangochi District Commissioner Moses Chimphepo has announced that the facility will be operational as normal

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In countries where the rule of law is enforced such things are not tolerated. Whether the encroacher is a member of a party in government or note, the structure would be demolished and no compasation given Period.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Mdala’s structures was built on public land belonging to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry and the Minister responsible for health have all the rights to reclaim the land from the trespasser and also damages for loss of use of the land for its intended purpose. The fact that the land was idle or vacant cannot be an excuse for a trespasser to get it and put up a structure as if it were a customary land. Plea to the office of the Attorney General to start legal proceedings.

Apoche
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This one is not Salire …..

Pangaunye
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Pangaunye

Photo iyi si ya Salire Mdala! Mwatani kodi?

CHAPONDA MAIZE
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Am so sorry and grieved by the death news of my old good friend Andrew Misomali —MHSRIP

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

Iwe Mdala land of Malawi belongs to the state. Azagwesa guest wing yanuyo mukuchita ngati osazindikila bwanji

CHAPONDA MAIZE
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ANA A ADADI !

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

He has only 2 months to give back the land, Ana a dadi awa!

mtete
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mtete

With the lawlessness brought about by DPP led government, I am not surprised at all.

At the same time the complainants should not bore us now. It takes months, if not years, to build a lodge. Where were they all this time?

Finye
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Finye

Eeeeh Atate Mulungu was mphavu zonse. Tipulumutse ku anthu amenewadi pa 21 May pano. Tapemphera mudzina lanu. Amen

Sososo
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Sososo

Koma ndiye ndi iwe finyedi eeeh