Concerned citizens in Mulanje district led by renowned comedian and politician Bon ‘Winiko’ Kalindo, who is also member of Parliament for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have renewed their call for Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust(MMCT) to move out of Mulanje.
MMCT’s activities have been blamed for degrading the beautiful and one of the biggest mountains in Africa, Mulanje Mountain.
Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times in Lilongwe, said MMCT must leave or face being bewitched to leave.
Kalindo argued that they felt cheated since the issue started as government has not shown any interest to resolve the feud between MMCT and Mulanje citizens, or come to the rescue of Mulanje Mountain, which is said to have lost its beauty due to MMCT activities.
“Mulanje Mountain is no longer a tourist attraction as it used to be because of rampant cutting down of trees by some ill-minded MMCT officials who are doing timber business instead of them be on the fore front to protect Mulanje Mountain from destruction.
“These people are degrading our mountain,” said Kalindo.
Kalindo warned that should MMCT insist working on the mountain as concerned citizens they will have no option but to bewitch them.
“We can be poor yes but we can find other means of dealing with these people this is by bewitching them so that we can force them out of the place,” said Kalindo.
In March last year, the concerned citizens petitioned Government through Mulanje District Commissioner to force MMCT leave Mulanje into the hands of local people within 14 days.