Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda has urged Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) employees to refrain from alleged corrupt practices when allocating houses and plots to people.
The minister said this during a familiasation tour to Mzuzu MHC offices and project sites on Friday.
He said he was aware of the pressure the corporation is experiencing to meet the demand for houses and plots from the public, a situation he said some workers take advantage of to solicit bribes.
“Government will arrest any employee that indulges in corruption,” he warned.
The minister, however, said he was excited that MHC is making strides to ensure that more houses are built for the people in the country.
MHC chief executive officer Eunice Napolo said the corporation is in the process of constructing 15 000 additional houses nationwide in five years, from 2018 to 2023 to meet the demand for houses in the country’s urban areas and cities.
“We are building the houses using our own resources in addition to the K6 billion loan we have obtained from the bank,” she said.