Mpinganjira says no compensation as Chiringa- Muloza Road upgrading begins

Roads Authority has reiterated that it will not compensate families living within Chiringa-Muloza road reserve whose property might be destroyed as works have commenced to upgrade the 45 kilometre road to bitumen standard.

Brown James Mpinganjira: This is just an upgrade

The Project’s implementing Agency, Roads Authority Board Chairperson, Brown Mpinganjira said this Saturday in Mulanje District during an interface meeting with traditional leaders.

He told the Chiefs that only families whose structures are not within the road reserve and have been affected would receive compensation.

Mpinganjira was responding to a question raised by Group Village Head Namasalima who asked the roads officials to clarify on the matter concerning compensation as there were mixed massages going to the communities.

He asked: “During a certain meeting, we were told affected families would be rewarded yet in a separate meeting we were told government has only managed to raise funds for the construction and that families whose property might be destroyed will not be rewarded. What should we tell our subject?”

In his response, Mpinganjira said those who built their property within the reserve would not get compensated as it is prohibited to do such.

“What the people must understand is that we are not constructing a new road. This is just an upgrade. We will go through where the road is and work within the reserve.

“Where we go beyond the reserve and destroy private property, that family is assured of compensation but those who built their houses within the road reserve will not be compensated because it is them that have wronged the government,”  he pointed out.

Traditional Authority (TA) Njema has given the contractor a go ahead, noting it to the importance of the development to the communities.

The first phase of the road project has been awarded to M.A Kharafi and Sons at a contract price of K7 billion.

Construction began on April 17, 2019 and it is expected to be completed on October 16, 2020.

It will cover 20 kms from Muloza Trading Centre.

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Abiti Jane
Abiti Jane
3 years ago

Mpinganjira as a board chair should not be involved with the daily operations of the Road Authority.

Wina Mpoto
3 years ago

Upgrading of a 45 Kilometers road is now costing 7 billion kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I like this government-KUBA

PHANANA
PHANANA
3 years ago

uyu mpinganjira ndi oganiza mopelewera choncho alomwe angavotere dpp tikamati mutharika ndi munthu wabwino koma amene amuzungulira ndi anthu oyipa

Good citizen
Good citizen
3 years ago
Reply to  PHANANA

Don’t be too foolish,no one is above the law.There is not point to break the laws because we want votes.Every one was compensated when the road was constructed and that was simply means ownership was transferred to the government,so the people are wrongful to the government.If you want to vote for someone who will protect you from unlawful act..Then you are on a wrong direction.

Mhuju
Mhuju
3 years ago

Roads are being constructed in Lomwe Belt with taxes from Central Region. Now DPP is seeking votes from the region to continue making the region poor! Chiefs Kaomba and Lukwa why can not you see this?

joji wina
3 years ago
Reply to  Mhuju

What kind of person are you ? Are you telling us that there are no road projects in central and northern regions? Why do you hate Lhomwes this much? Sometimes its good to appreciate the country’s development strides without politicizing .Remember we are all Malawians and people of all regions pay taxes and taxes are not collected from tobacco only. Do you know that southerners constitute the largest workforce in the country? You also need to know that Tea which is the country’s second largest forex earner is mostly grown in Mulanje and Thyolo along side crops such as maize,… Read more »

Jebwede
Jebwede
3 years ago
Reply to  joji wina

ummmh iwe even if there can be road in the north we cant compare this to the south ,go to Karonga ,to Rumphi Chitipa road via nyika plateau ,u will see ,miseu imamangidwa komweko uko and here u are saying all people should appreciate what for?

stephen
stephen
3 years ago
Reply to  Mhuju

I believe that every malawian is far much better placed to hold an opinion that sprouts from the bottom of the heart, but in the midst of it all let us not in any way possible confuse people because we feel that we know more than they do. to give you an insight as to why some people in this country are refugees you would see that it is tribal hatred that fuels crisis. constructing a road in the thyolo- mulanje phalombe side has nothing to do with the lomwe tribe but it is part of national wealth distribution. i… Read more »

Mhuju
Mhuju
3 years ago

So when people complain about favouring Lomwe Belt are they wrong? This road is far much less economical than some of the roads in other parts of Malawi.

KLRP
KLRP
3 years ago
Reply to  Mhuju

We know you hate us Lomwes. It started during the Kamuzu days. Be assured ulemu tikupanga chifukwa cha Mutharika. Akadzachoka m’boma ndiye tizabwezere bwino.

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

THIEVES

alex
alex
3 years ago

Why the Contract awarded to a middle east company M. A. Kharafi & Sons,in stead of Malawian? Why not do a joint venture to transfer know hows? Corrupt and stealing DPP, you time is over. BYE BYE, PACK AND GO!!!

Jacob Chitseko
Jacob Chitseko
3 years ago
Reply to  alex

muonda nazo izi ingozisiyani, Government is doing a good work with our money osadalira donors. long live DPP

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
3 years ago
Reply to  Jacob Chitseko

Ask the finance Minister which Bank Indian, Chinese or African Development bank financing the roads…loans technically still donors indirectly cause when the govt fails to repay the loan cause they rushing to get votes from ignorant people like you then in case for our Chinese friends they don’t ask for much but Land, Ports, Release citizens caught with illegal staff like ivory basically own your ass!

Elikana mmbaya
3 years ago
Reply to  Jacob Chitseko

May God intervene !! Malawians are in direstraites/great confusion

bojo
bojo
3 years ago
Reply to  Elikana mmbaya

Inuso ndiye ai tangokhalani mwaba mokwana! Tayambani msewu umenewo amalizitsa Chilima!!!!

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