K500m needed for torched Karonga district council offices—DC

Karonga district commissioner (DC) Emmanuel Bulukutu says Karonga District Council will need about K500 million to rehabilitate its offices and purchase new office equipment following damage caused by fire during demonstrations.

The remains of Karonga District Council offices after the fire.-Photo bY Andrew Mkonda, Mana

The DC, who is now operating from Karonga District Fisheries office, told journalists in Karonga that many public servants have been heavily affected by the incident, saying some have no offices to operate from.

“We have lost almost everything. All our office equipment got damaged completely while some equipment such as computers and motorcycles were stolen by the alleged demonstrators,” he said.

He urged well-wishers to assist the council with office equipment.

Karonga Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Network have distanced themselves from the demonstrations, saying people were at liberty to support the demonstrations.

The network’s interim secretary Christobel Munthali said in a separate interview that they entirely supported the idea of conducting peaceful demonstrations to let people express their feelings, but condemned the violent acts.

The demonstrations, organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) were meant to force Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah to resign for allegedly presiding over a flawed election.

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Sahara
Sahara
2 years ago

The K4billion in Alufandika’s FDH account will pay for the damages. Problem solved!

Wakuba
Wakuba
2 years ago

No problem, after all Malawi will be transformed like Singapore soon, out with the old dilapidated, buildings in with the New Europe- like transformation

Captain Morgan
Captain Morgan
2 years ago

Adad akonza osandandaula bwana mkubwa.

Psyuta
Psyuta
2 years ago

Curse be upon MCP, UTM, and HRDC

Tippex is king
2 years ago

How many bottles of tippex survived? You will NEED them in 2024!

UCHI
UCHI
2 years ago

Koma 500 Million mukuyiziwa akulu

Mandado@147
2 years ago

Burning on govt office is just one stick ignorance if there’s change of leadership these things will be needed! they not hurting Dpp actually they just giving them more chances to siphon money look at these property evaluation “500Million” no one questions that like really? how many bags of cement and at what cost etc!!

CHAO CHAKE
CHAO CHAKE
2 years ago

PAPHYA SITOLO PALIBE SITOKO BABA ONJEZELANI ZONONGEKAZO COMPUTERS MOTORCYCLES ALL GONE INANSO IKUBWELA FRIDAY KONZEKANINSO

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
2 years ago
Reply to  CHAO CHAKE

ABVUTIKE NDI NDANI? SHALLOW MINDED PEOPLE!

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