Ministers Vuwa ‘palm oiled’ to shield culprits in Malawi ‘landgate’

Allegations of corruption has surfaced against Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development  Symon Vuwa Kaunda that he has been palm oiled by two  Malawians of Asian origin to shield them from the purchase of  Livimbo School land in Lilongwe.

Minister Vuwa (c) and PS Mwandidya (r): More then meets the eye in the landgate scandal

Kaunda said on Wednesday that the land still belongs to government  and that  authorities  are  looking for the two Malawians of Asian origin who purportedly bought Livimbo government school in order to trace the fake sellers of the land.

He claims  the sale of Livimbo school land is “mere allegations” by Lilongwe City South West legislator Nancy Tembo and that it is “fake story” carried by The Nation, Malawi’s flagship reputable daily newspaper.

Sources in the ministry have confided that Minister Kaunda has details of the  buyers of the land but has been “palm oiled” to shield them.

But Kaunda conceded that there is  syndicate which include Asians who have been selling land illegally using fake forged documents.

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Principal Secretary (PS) Joseph Mwandidya has conceded that the ministry is infested with corruption, abuse of office and maladministration.

“Let me say it without hiding, the Ministry of Lands is rotten. There is no need to hide it. There is too much corruption taking place and people have been duped through a syndicate which I am glad to say has been busted on land sales. There is more that we need to do about it,” said Mwandidya to members of Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs in Lilongwe.

The PS and 10 other officials appeared before the committee to, among others, give a briefing on what the ministry is doing on land allocation in the country and curbing rising cases of illegal plots.

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development busted a parallel ‘Lands Office’ in Lilongwe which transacted and sold plots with counterfeit documents.

Seven suspects were arrested in connection with the dubious ‘Lands Office’ but were released on police bail without being charged.

Mwandidya sais the “ring leader of the parallel office is an Indian and they are fully connected.”

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kanjedza
kanjedza
2 years ago

What about the land next to road traffic that was used for kennels. City should have given that land to Road Traffic so as to ease the crowd there . The mess at the road traffic is worse than kunsika. Who allocated the land to a private person.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

Vuwa is a good friend of Geoffrey Kaunga

Chiga
Chiga
2 years ago

That’s the blue colour equivalent of rampant official corruption with some top DPP officials bragging openly that they are untouchable as they are ‘loved intimately’and therefore well shielded by their so called ‘Dad’ and the Malawi Police acting I.G. There is need for a complete overhaul of the stinking governance and political systems in this once ‘ Warm Heart of Africa’ before it reaches complete ‘state failure’ as can be learned from one of our neighbors across the borders who are struggling even to resuscitate their local currency which became extinct a decade ago. Can you imagine a whole nation… Read more »

BWITOTO
BWITOTO
2 years ago

Koma abale???

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2 years ago

Amangenitu awa apolice ndi acb muli kuti hahaha pa Malawi chonchi ndiye muziti mukufuna kutukula dziko 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥koma okuba mbuzi apolice kuthamanga msanga izi mbava zoononga dziko kumazipatsa ulemu libolonje lenileni

che nnungu
2 years ago

Koma DPP ndinu agalu ndithu. Anyway muzinvela mulandu lero mudziwanso

Beware of Independent
Beware of Independent
2 years ago

DPP ndi kuba eish!

Kapado Chimulirenji
2 years ago

They are the same people who sold a land near Queens round about in Blantyre for the construction of a Mosque. The City Council never stopped it and yet they have the powers to do so. What do you think is the reason for being quiet?

Suleman
Suleman
2 years ago

Please kindly explain further when the land near queens was sold?

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
2 years ago

The Land at queens was a residential house and Plot sold to MOSLEMS, according to City Plans, the City Assembly refused to approve the construction of a Mosque due the fact that the location was near a highway, hospital. During the period of PP under Joyce BANDA The Muslims used her influence to force the City rescind their rejection and the Mosque was built in a hurry because in 2014 when Peter Mutharika was elected to presidency the Muslims were not very sure of his stand

Nkhuzi
Nkhuzi
2 years ago

typical of DPP

mada k
2 years ago

this government eish

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