Govt to start construction of Malawi police houses: Minister of Land warns encroachers

Minister of Lands, Kenzie Msukwa says construction of the much anticipated 100 houses for Karonga district’s security agents will start soon but warned encroachers and those who corruptly bought government land to reverse the transaction or face the long arm of the law.

Minister of Lands Msukwa: Government will construct 15 out of 100 houses during the first phase.
Minister of lands (2nd from left) at Ipiyana police site where officer-in-charge Benjamin Chunga  shows him the encroached part Pic by – Andrew Mkonda-Mana

The minister said this on Monday at Ipyana Mobile Police Service Camp in Karonga a site where government wants to construct Malawi Police houses.

Msukwa said the Ministry is procuring building materials a process he said will end in the next four months.

He said lay out plan for the houses was already done by the building department.

“We already have the design for the houses and the contractor will be identified soon. In the first phase, we are going to have fifteen units. Of the 15 units, three are for senior officers,” he said.

However, encroachers have built a church and some houses on part of the land.

A commission of inquiry instituted by Karonga  district commissioner Paul Kalilombe on clandestine land deals implicated three ward councillors including the council’s chairperson Stevn Simsokwe  and some officials.

“I am disappointed to hear that even councilors here are selling land illegally. This government will not tolerate that and will not spare anyone regardless of any party affiliation,” said Msukwa, who was accompanied by his deputy Abida Mia and the ministry’s Principal Secretary Wilson Mollen.

The councillors allegedly collected K2.4 million after selling plots to vendors at Karonga Central Market. They have since apologised and promised to pay back the money.

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga and Chitipa thanked government for the seriousness it is showing in re-constructing the country that had many short-falls from the previous Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime.

Kyungu said all security agents need descent houses.

He assured government of traditional authorities’ support towards any project government intends to implement in the area.

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Kayama Chiume Jnr
Kayama Chiume Jnr
3 years ago

Kyungu was Muluzi’s biggest cheer leader, then of Bingu, then of Joyce Banda and APM, now he has switched. What poverty and hunger of power does to a man? Please Kyungu, have some self respect and respect for traditions, keep out of politics and respect the other Chiefs and Traditional Leaders do not destroy them with your lies. You are the biggest et back for the people of Karonga,

Declaration of Victory and third Revolution

Koma Kyungu manyazi alije. The Police Houses across the country need face lifting more especially those in Falls Estate and next to Mchesi. The army houses in all barracks too. The schools like all secondary schools that were constructed during Kamuzu Banda period are in a very pathetic shape. A few examples of the secondary schools are my home district Rumphi Secondary School, Chilumba Secondary School, Ntchisi Secondary School, Kasungu Secondary School, Bwaila Secondary School, Dowa Secondary School and many more. Make Malawi great again.

3 years ago

Koma a Kyungu mwatembembenuka kale? K1 million ya chipepeso inabwera ndi Chimulirenji ija mwaiwala kale

3 years ago

hahahahaha mwagweluwo

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago
Reply to  ADZADDIE

So what?

3 years ago

zimenezo mzomwe malawi akufuna osamangomva ndalama 4.2 billion zasowa sizikuziwika kmwe zapita ayi pompano akyungu mumva tikukuuzani kut tikufuna kumanga zokongoletsa ma hotel ndi zina mphepete mwa nyanja yathu kumeneko komanso titengelepo mwayi kwa minister of agriculture pls sizingakhale zotheka kudzutsa ma scheem onse anatsekedwa aja mudziko lamawi i understand ma district ambiri anali ndi ma scheem takayambeni kudzutsa mmenemo anthu chaka chino ayambe kulimamo mmenemo kmanso anthu ozungulira mmadela amenewo simopezela katnchito mmenemo aminister muganizepo bwino pamenepo ndudziwa muli busy kmanso ukunso muoneko bwino ikamafika 5 months ija mukhala mutapanga succeed tu kumeneku ndykut chaka chammawa sikukhala mavuto pazaulimi… Read more »

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