A tussle has ensued between Nkhotakota District Council and Malawi Housing corporation (MHC) over the a piece of land. The council is said to have ‘illegally’ sold the plot of land to an individual.
MHC on January 5 2017 wrote Nkhotakota District Council to stop with immediate effect, any construction taking place on the plot number KK/2/16.
In the letter, MHC also gave the council 30 days to demolish the structures on the plot, adding that failure to comply with the order would result in demolition.
But a visit to the plot in question on Sunday morning, established that development works were still in progress as countdown to the expiry of the 30 days ultimatum which is February 5 2017 continues.
Nkhotakota district commissioner Felix Mkandawire challenged MHC to produce title deeds.
Nkhotakota Central legislator Peter Mazizi and some ward councillors have faulted the council in the way land is being sold.
Mazizi claimed that there is no transparency in the sale of land in the district, claiming the land surrounding the newly built bus depot has ‘secretly’ been sold to business persons.
He has since demanded detailed financial report of the sales. n