After few months of silence on land allocation in Nkhotakota, the issue has resurfaced and council members say they are not satisfied with how some people are accessing plots in the district.
The council members expressed concern when Nkhotakota district commissioner Felix Mkandawire explained on Thursday at a council meeting that there were two individuals who government permitted to construct multi-storey office blocks and a hotel around the Boma.
He said the construction of the hotel and office blocks will completely change the face of the district.
Chief Mphonde jumped in to say people in the district were not satisfied with how the land issues were handled as they were sidelined.
Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota Central Peter Mazizi challenged the council’s secretariat to produce a report on how people accessed plots and how the collected money was used.
He alleged that he saw an order from Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) addressing a certain individual who the corporation claimed was building on its land.
Mazizi said the document ordered the individual who accessed the land from the council to destroy the infrastructure and vacate the plots immediately.
The order which Mana saw from MHC is dated 5/01/2017 reference number KK/2/16 titled ‘Demolition of illegal development at House number KK/2/16 at KK Boma.’
The DC admitted to have seen the MHC order and said he was ready to defend the council. n