HRDC suspends Livimbo demos: ‘Satisfied school land not sold’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has suspended demonstrations against illegal land sales and corruption, saying the orgnaisation has demanded  timelines within which government will take action against the encroachment  of Livimbo school.

HRDC officials at Livimbo school

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo announced the suspension after a half day meeting with the stakeholders and high level team from the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development officials  at Livimbo Primary School on Monday.

They also met Minister of Lands Symon Vuwa Kaunda at his officer later in the afternoon.

Mtambo said HRDC is satisfied with the commitment from the Ministry leadership in resolving the Livimbo issue.

HRDC chair said he is happy personally for the information which has been furnished which indicates that Livimbo Schools are not sold.

“We are urging the Ministry to resolve the land encroachment by protecting the public land, the public land should have proper documentations,” Mtambo said.

During the meeting legal counsel of the Yakubu Ibrahim Lahera and Ifani Mohammed Patel, Ishmael Wadi promised to go back to his clients and advise them on the encroachment issue.

Wadi said he will stick and conform with the law.

Minister Vuwa Kaunda has since commended HRDC for accepting the invitation.

Vuwa also commended HRDC for suspending the demonstrations over the matter.

During the meeting Surveyor General and Deputy Commissioner of Lands Mohammed Selemani took the stakeholders through on the technical background of the land.

The Ministry has pledged to give a road map in resolving the issues on Monday next week.

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Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

Kodi nde kuti demonstrations are an answer to every perceived wrong ???

Kharupa
Kharupa
2 years ago

So why rush in announcing demos without getting info first? Let us learn not to be too emotional when commenting/reacting to national issues

Guarantor
Guarantor
2 years ago

Bwana Mtambo what about the other land that has been sold illegally are you going to keep quite? I thought you were fighting for the malpractice and not specific case like of Livimbo or you are also beneficiaries of the act? Do you know that most prime land has been sold to foreigners specifically Chinese, Indians, Burundis and Nigerians? Do you know that most of the structures that are demolished by authorities claiming to be illegal are of indigenous Malawians and not of those foreigners? I thought the right to land, proper housing and economic freedom are human rights too?

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

I personally would like to commend you Mtambo and your team for such a gesture. This is the way to go where things have gone good lets appreciate and where bad let bring constructive accusation and not damage of property. Let me ask you do the same with the election case. The issue is court just keep ur fingers crossed and wait for the determination. Should it be that Ansah is in the wrong only then you can demand for her resignation. For Vuwa thank u for acknowledging acceptance by Mtambo that the land was not sold. This is what… Read more »

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
2 years ago
Reply to  chataika

a Chataika, you are not serious! You mean Malawi belongs to Mtambo that he can wake up one morning and say lets go for demonstrations and say No demos and you Chataika clap hands for that. Shame, Shame, Shame

Kharupa
Kharupa
2 years ago
Reply to  chataika

Nothing to commend here. This idiot is too emoyional

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
2 years ago

hey hey hey we dont want pls confusion here. so why this idiot Vuwa pouncing on the case under pitala orders. iddiots

Xxxxx
Xxxxx
2 years ago

to say the truth, the two loudmouths are total failures.

Jenala
Jenala
2 years ago

Tsono mukutani kumeneko??? Mbuzi zimenezi ah yayi.

ZOSIILANA
ZOSIILANA
2 years ago
Reply to  Jenala

Mwadyapo a Mtambo. Timakukhulupirirani koma apa uuummm. Zalowa ndithu

Namilongo
Namilongo
2 years ago
Reply to  ZOSIILANA

Mr
Mlambo should come here in Zomba,ministry of land official sold , public land to former employees,please Mr mambo look into it.

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