Mota Engil explains water drainage system after protests in Lilongwe

Contractors Mota Engil say they suspended construction of drainage system along the new Area 25 Nsungwi road in Lilongwe because some residents took the company to court over the construction of the road.

Chidzanja Bridge damaged by floods -Pic by Roy Nkosi

The clarification comes after some residents blocked the road on Wednesday to force the road construction firm make waterway drainage system as rain water was hitting and damaging their houses.

Officials from the company have said they will resume construction of the drainage system in the fast tracked road to avoid more disasters.

The officials said they would go ahead with the construction of the drainage system despite the court injunction still in place.

Meteorological Services department has warned of heavy rains and more flooding in the central region and lakeshore areas.

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Mwana wa Anabanda
Mwana wa Anabanda
1 year ago

Our construction standards are non existent. We are still in the stone age. The ministers responsible should all walk in shame

masoambeta
masoambeta
1 year ago

The problem with Malawi is that there is no proper planning rules when we build houses. We are still backward and very stupid people. Those idiots who took MOTA ENGIL to court, I bet none of them had planning permission. Ana opusa inu.

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago
Reply to  masoambeta

Stupid people indeed; all tribes (Lhomwe, Chewa, Tumbuka Yao, Tonga) unfortunately. They all, in their drunken stupor, decided to take Lots Engil to court.

joseph
joseph
1 year ago
Reply to  Mtete

SAY STUPID PEOPLE NOT TRIBES.NOT ALL OF THE TRIBES MENTIONED NOT EVERYONE IS INVOLVED BUT A SECTION OF PEOPLE FROM THOSE TRIBES.DONT MENTION TRIBES HERE.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
1 year ago

Palibe chikumvekapo apa. They stopped because of the court. Now they will go ahead despite court injunction. Why did they stop in the first place. There must be a truth somewhere not this crap

jogoda
jogoda
1 year ago

an injection by court is supposed to be respected. But i hope in this circustances where thier is danger to peoples lives and property they have no choice but to make the drainage sysyem althought they know they can be sued and pay. but the company has responsibilyt to take care of citizens around the project area even if it means being fined for non compliant with the court order. even the court can see the justification may decide not to fine them

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago

Continue with the construction. I am sure those who sued the contractors obtained their land illegally

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