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Over 150 families whose property was destroyed during upgrading of Nkhonya-Thabwa road in Mulanje district continue pushing government to compensate them.

On Tuesday, the affected people stormed the district council’s office and Margret Chipowa whose tea field was affected told us that for three years now when they go to the council’s office, they are tossed from one office to another.

“Each time we come here, officers push us from one office to another.We are like their puppets,” said Chipowa.

Another person Kondwani Mahala whose property was also damaged said since 2017 they have been discussing the matter with several District Commissioners but the responses have been unconvincing.

Said Mahala, “we have discussed this issue with the past three District Commissioners but what they tell us is not convincing,” said Mahala.

District Commissioner Michael Chimbalanga told Zodiakonline that he has filed the compensation concern to Capitol Hill for its consideration.

“I have written the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on the same and am just waiting for a feedback, for now that’s what I can tell you,” said Chimbalanga.

However Spokesperson for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Muhlabase Mughogho said had no compensation funds.

“As far as I know the Districts Road Upgrading Project had no compensation,” said Mughogho.

Meanwhile the affected people have said next week they will also go the district commissioner’s office to ask for their compensation.

Government in 2017 piloted upgrading of district rural roads in Mulanje Central, Thyolo East and Balaka North constituencies.


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Mulanje District Council says it is making strides in reducing stunting in the district, as statistics indicate that stunting has been reduced from 46.7 % to 36% among under-five children in the past six years.

Since early and mid-October some parts of the country have been receiving first rains, with some farmers planting maize.

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