Council to demolish houses in Mzuzu’s flood-hit areas

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The Mzuzu City Council (MCC) has warned that it will soon begin a campaign to demolish all houses that are being renovated in areas which were hit by floods.

According to the city’s acting chief executive officer Victor Masina, people reconstructing their houses in the flood-hit areas are not supposed to do so since the areas are restricted.

Karonga Floods

Floods hit the northern region.

Malawi24 understands that some people who never owned land in the flood hit areas have taken advantage of the situation to grab land and build houses.

But Masina said the residents are building their houses using substandard materials, something which he said could cause similar suffering to the people when heavy rains falls again in the next rainy season.

This development comes barely days after some youth activists in the city asked the Malawi government to consider relocating funds in the malata and cement subsidy program to target households that have been hit by heavy rains in the city.

The heavy downpour that hit the region for three consecutive weeks earlier last month left over 17,000 people homeless and claimed eight lives.

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  1. A city amenewa ndiye kuti apeza market, osalora anthu aku mzuzu ,a city mzuzu mwazolowerera anthu akamakupasani ulemu mumawona ngati zitsiru ine ndili nanu muwona pa malo munalanda,muli ndi mwayi kuti ndimapephera mukanawona zimandiwawa.

  2. Mwachizikile kuMzuzu ndi maloamvula nthawi zambiri ndiposo nyumba zimene zinagwazo zinaliko kale kungoti mvula pano yinagwa kwambiri ndiye MCC akanaganizapo zazimenezi asanawa chese anthuwo

  3. Mwachizikile kuMzuzu ndi maloamvula nthawi zambiri ndiposo nyumba zimene zinagwazo zinaliko kale kungoti mvula pano yinagwa kwambiri ndiye MCC akanaganizapo zazimenezi asanawa chese anthuwo

  4. Choyamba a gumule nyumba za POLICE KU LILIONGWE PA C, COMPANY OPPOSITE NDI BUS DEPOT OR OPPOSITE NDI COMMUNITY GROUND, pali
    nyumba za boma pamenepo zakale kale za apolice

  5. Choyamba a gumule nyumba za POLICE KU LILIONGWE PA C, COMPANY OPPOSITE NDI BUS DEPOT OR OPPOSITE NDI COMMUNITY GROUND, pali
    nyumba za boma pamenepo zakale kale za apolice

  6. The problem is with city assembly not people loving in flood areas, the city is more than 20 yrs but look no proper planing, today u want to demolish people’s homes because of your poor thinking shame

  7. Ayelekeze kubwera kuzagumura Ku ward yanga aziwanso….izi timayamba takambirana pa council kenaka kuzitumiza Ku likulu osati wina wakhuta nyemba ndikumati agumura nyumba za anthu Ku Mzuzu osagumura kwaoko bwanji? zama….

  8. Choyamba bwana waku City ndichisiru,bwanji akasamuse anthu aku LOWERSHIRE nzeru alibe munthu nyumba anamanga ndindalama zokwana 55million amubwezera?that’s nosense stupid

  9. chimene chikudabwisa nd chakut a council amatolera ma city rates mmalo ngat amenewa chaka chilichose. Ndiye tizit kut samadziwa kut ndima flood prone areas nthawi yonseyi? Amasiiranj kusiya kumatolera misonkhoyo ndye kt awapase malo abwno?

  10. kodi tanthaluzo la floods ndichiyani?ineyo ndakhala kumzuzu kwa zaka 5tsopano koma ma floods akunenedwa apawa sindidawaonepo,koma chomwe ndaona manyumba ambili amagwa chifuka cha mvula ya mphepo yomwe imagwa kwa masiku ochuluka,kuno ku mpoto mvula imagwa mosiyana ndi pakati ndi ku mmwera,izi zikuonetsa kuti madera enawa itamagwaso ngati kuno ndiye kuti mavuto ngati amachitika kunowa kwinakoso akadamachitikaso,choncho a MCC wo asaononge manyumba omwe akupangidwa renovatewo,angokhazikitsa njila zoti manyumbawo aziwamanga mwamakono, a

  11. kodi tanthaluzo la floods ndichiyani?ineyo ndakhala kumzuzu kwa zaka 5tsopano koma ma floods akunenedwa apawa sindidawaonepo,koma chomwe ndaona manyumba ambili amagwa chifuka cha mvula ya mphepo yomwe imagwa kwa masiku ochuluka,kuno ku mpoto mvula imagwa mosiyana ndi pakati ndi ku mmwera,izi zikuonetsa kuti madera enawa itamagwaso ngati kuno ndiye kuti mavuto ngati amachitika kunowa kwinakoso akadamachitikaso,choncho a MCC wo asaononge manyumba omwe akupangidwa renovatewo,angokhazikitsa njila zoti manyumbawo aziwamanga mwamakono, a

  12. nazoni àtumbuka ndamene atsàla naźo ķumañga nyumba za mbiri yakaĺe kumawachitsa mkusayenda vuto amatha ķubadwira kumpoto mpaka kukàĺàmbà asànaponde munzinda wà Blantyre kuti azaone kamangidwe ķa nyumba zamakono

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  15. Where do u want them to go?Don’t take advantage, If this was the first flood in 5yrs you don’t have to demolish the houses.But if it was the fifth in five consecutive years I can understand.Don’t be so provocative we don’t want another bloodshed in Mzuzu.