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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  1. Mkukanika kuyendetsa ma University alipowa , ndee mkuonjezera kuti chanino ?…ndipo ma Programme ake ati mdziphumzitsa ma university amenewa ?….sizokhazokhazo zongokoperana ma programme aku UNIMA , Catholic University , Adventist , Mzuni , Unilia zimenezi ?

  2. Mkukanika kuyendetsa ma University alipowa , ndee mkuonjezera kuti chanino ?…ndipo ma Programme ake ati mdziphumzitsa ma university amenewa ?….sizokhazokhazo zongokoperana ma programme aku UNIMA , Catholic University , Adventist , Mzuni , Unilia zimenezi ?

  3. The Reports R Jst Right. Pipo Were #Chased & #Relocated. Some Refused To Move Claiming That They Cant Leave Their Lands & Let Their Graveyards Get Destroyed. So They Refused & Gvmnt Chased Them! U See?

  4. The Reports R Jst Right. Pipo Were #Chased & #Relocated. Some Refused To Move Claiming That They Cant Leave Their Lands & Let Their Graveyards Get Destroyed. So They Refused & Gvmnt Chased Them! U See?

  5. Theres owez a process when gvt wants pple to move out of a place it is buying,,but the way u r presenting its like pple encroached that site now gvt is chasing them,,theres owez a provission for relocation n chasing is not an appropriate word unless if ur intending to tarnish gvt’s image

  6. Don’t write Titles to attract people’s attention. Chasing and relocating are not the same. These people have been compensated by Government for the loss of their properties like land and buildings etc.

  7. Malawi24,plz fire ur journalists or edditers. They alwys dont knw hw to report a story. Am not a journalists but i cnt report this shit,even the whole team not knowing the different btwn #chase n #relocate ? You are disgrace to media houses in malawi

  8. Malawi24,plz fire ur journalists or edditers. They alwys dont knw hw to report a story. Am not a journalists but i cnt report this shit,even the whole team not knowing the different btwn #chase n #relocate ? You are disgrace to media houses in malawi

  9. Heading and the content of the story completely different.. They have been relocated NOT chased.. Chasing is always associated with violence while relocation most of the times its a peacefull action. Please edit the heading to match with the story.. POOR Grammar of Reporters!!!

  10. Heading and the content of the story completely different.. They have been relocated NOT chased.. Chasing is always associated with violence while relocation most of the times its a peacefull action. Please edit the heading to match with the story.. POOR Grammar of Reporters!!!

  11. THis is poor reporting and misleading headline. This is nothing like chasing away the residents from the site. This is called relocation. This is why they have been compensated.

    If you chase away someone it implies they were living at the place illegally, and thus violating a law.

    Please Malawians, let us learn to write positive things about happenings in our country. Why do we always looking for negatives even in positives and not the other way round?

    As for me and my family, we shall try to look at the positive side of things other than the negative only, and we shall move forward whilst most of Malawians are stagnating.

    Ndatha wanu ine Fokasi Madzioyera