Residents chased from Mombera University site

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The Malawi Government has relocated people who were living close to the proposed site for Mombera University in Mzimba.

In a recent visit to the location, our reporter found that all the people who owned land at the site have been relocated to other places far from the university location.

However, Malawi24 understands that government had already compensated all of them with money amounting to K34 million.

Thomas Chirwa

Chirwa: We will compensate them.

“It is true we have moved from there because they say that the construction of the university will commence soon. We have nothing to worry because they already gave us money,” said Happy Chirwa, who once lived close to the place.

They added that they are assured of some piece work once the construction begins thus they are very happy with the project and they cannot wait to see it commencing soon.

Recently, government sent officials to conduct some paperwork on the site and they told Malawi24 that construction may start this year.

“We are done with paperwork here and we are optimistic that the construction of the university may commence very soon thus people must be confident that everything will be fine soon,” said one of the architect.

Commenting on the matter, district commissioner for Mzimba Thomas Chirwa confirmed that everything is in place as they already compensated all people who owned land at the place.

He said they are now waiting for government to announce the day when construction works will begin on the site because most people are impatiently waiting for the project.

Chirwa said: “You remember our President Peter Mutharika came and laid a foundation stone at this site. Then it was just like mere propaganda but you may wish to know that I received visitors from Lilongwe recently who did their paperwork and promised us that soon, the project will start.”  

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