HRDC reports Lilongwe City Council, MHC to ACB over suspected land sales

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has written the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), urging the graft-busting agency to investigate suspected underhand dealings at the Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) and the Lilongwe City Council.

Trapence: HRDC wants probe 

HRDC believes officials at MHC and the Lilongwe City Assembly solicited or buyers offered bribes to influence the sale of land to personalities with connections to the immediate former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

In a letter titled ‘Report of possible corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing at Lilongwe City on scrutiny fees and Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC)’ dated June 29 2020, the Coalition informs the Office of the Director General of ACB of possible corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing happening where some City Officials are alleged to have been collecting plans scrutiny fees and city rates to the city Assembly.

The coalition reports to graft busting bodies after leaked reports implicate officers Hilary Kamela, Obvious Nyirenda and Chisoni Msumba for malprcatices in city plot sales.

“Secondly, we want ACB to also investigate all plots that Malawi Housing Corporation sold to different clients through DPP [Democratic Progressive Party] influence to be investigated. In view of the foregoing, we ask your good office to investigate those officers responsible for plan approvals and audit all approvals as to whether scrutiny fees have always been remitted to Government,” the letter HRDC has written to the ACB director Reyneck Matemba reads in part.

The letter, which the coalition chairperson Gift Trapence has signed together with his national coordinator Luke Tembo and other executive members, further asks the bureau to investigate the inflow of city and land rates and how MRA tax return was declared for any payment made in form of cheque or cash.

The coalition further asks ACB to investigate all plots purchased through DPP influence.

“The purchaser should explain the source of the funds to develop the plots. If this is not found, this should completely be stopped. We appeal to ACB to commence the investigations as soon as possible and that the anti-corruption body will update the nation when the investigations have started,” pleads the HRDC leadership in the letter.

As  revelations are coming, its pay back time for Amaryllis Hotel to blow the whistle on Malawi Sun Hotels on land acquisition scandal.

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Malawi ndi mmodzi
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Vuto apa ndi jealousy, malo moti mulimbane ndi amwenye, machina etc mukufuna mulimbane ndi amalawi amzanu….. Lets end this self hate disease

chaiwone wawo
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jealousyn yachani? ngati atenga zinthu mosatsata ndondomeko akwenyedwe basi. malawi watsopano anthu azidya thukuta lawo. osati ena akhale okhetsa thukuta ena nkumadya. ngati unaba nawo uwona kuti uchita bwanji

Chizaso
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Chizaso

HRDC please help us with land issues at the ministry of lands. In Mzuzu it’s a hot mess, how plots are allocated, Please chonde tabeya tovwirani kuno Ku Mzuzu.

Wawa
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Wawa

For the first time in the history of ur existence, HRDC, this is the only positive thing that u have done. You left out Ministry of Lands tho . Malawian people cant get plots . Too much corruption

Dzanja
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Dzanja

The construction of ware houses in the city of Lilongwe should also be investigated. These ware houses are supposed to be constructed at the industrial site in Kanengo. Town yanji yodzadza ndi ma ware house. Ku bypass from Kaunda round about kukumangidwa ma Balani afodya, kumati ndi shopping mall. Ma China kwao angamange nyasi zimenezi? Zimenezi zithe

Dzanja
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Dzanja

They should also investigate who is authorizing construction of ware houses in the city of Lilongwe and residential areas. Are these ware houses included in development plan of Lilongwe city. Look at the structures being constructed along by pass road from Kaunda Round about. Kodi ndi ma balani a fodya, kapena chani? Ma China kwao angawalore kumanga zimenezi? Lilongwe sikuoneka ngati Capital City

Hardy
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Hardy

HRDC can you also focus on covid osati waiting until people start dying

jade
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jade

Also investigate why only people from a certain region are being allocated land at lands. Let’s have details on all allocations

G Zali
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G Zali

Lets not just focus on dpp guys only, amwenye nao afufuzidwe nkhani za malozi

Uluwi
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Uluwi

Not to forget ma foreigners they are accumulating land anyhow kodi ana athuwa malo azakhala nawo?

Frank Underwood
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Frank Underwood

HRDC is trying to be relevant after ushering into power the LAZ and SKC whom they worked for. Now what else but to continue fighting DPP in a bid to be relevant. All the cases they are pointing fingers at , there are government agencies already tasked to look into. Anyway DPP will continue to be the antithesis for a year or so. After then the political landscape would have changed and will see lots of this HRDC and Govt in opposing sides. Or there shall arise other genuine Human Rights groups who will provide checks and balances to the… Read more »

Phwisa
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Phwisa

HRDC has failed to provide details which the ACB can use. ACB can not work on this because it is based in jelousy. ACB should be professional. It should attach list if the alleged plots and the alleged people who bought and what shaddy deal is. HRDC can just say some DPP and or so and so City Council. HRDC should not think ACB is as stupid as they are to think that every dog which backs has seen a thief.

Ota benga
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Ota benga

Acb is as stupid as hrdc

Tsanana
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Tsanana

Mwatikwana in a HRDC khalani kaye chete

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