Kauma Residents Take Down Brick Fence Barricading a Public Cemetery
Irate residents from Kauma high density area in Lilongwe have physically demolished a brick fence which a businessperson constructed almost making a public cemetery inaccessible.
This is coming only a week after lands minister, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, gave the business person a seven-day ultimatum to bring down the fence or risk government bring it down.
The ultimatum elapsed yesterday Wednesday, December 25, 2019.
A representative of the concerned members of the Kauma community, Jafali Majiga, said their action was merely implementation of the ministerial directive earlier.
“The time-frame has elapsed! The minister assured us he gave them seven-day ultimatum to demolish the fence. Surprisingly, the fence building project was still in progress despite there being given a ultimatum,” he said.
We could not talk to lands minister Vuwa Kaunda as his phone went unanswered.
Meanwhile, members of the continued have proceeded to clear the land in what could end up in a free for all grabbing of the, hitherto, private land.