Chakwera caught pants down: MCP illegally connected water to its building

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Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) has fined Malawi Congress Party K106 million as penalty for illegal connection.

According to sources from LLW, MCP had illegal connection at headquarters in Lilongwe and LWB disconnected water supply on Thursday.

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MCP dodging water bills

The information further suggests that MCP had two water connections and the one which was legal accumulated a bill of K6.8 million which the party failed to settle.

LLW acting Public Relations Officer Maurice Nkawihe confirmed the the news but could not comment further as he is reportedly out of office for other duties.

MCP Deputy Secretary General Elsenhower Mkaka dismissed the claims saying the what the board calls ‘illegal connection’ is the fire extinguishing system they connected on their own some years ago.

MCP dodging water bills

“The board’s connection was specially made at the premises. What they call illegal connection is the fire extinguishing system which the board itself connected at the place where there meter is. Only the hose reels were connected to this, more like a hydrant so much so that whenever there was a disconnection all the taps were dry save the fire extinguishing system,” said Mkaka, adding his surprise to the board’s actions describing the fire extinguisher connection as illegal.

“The board has been seeing this whenever they came to take meter readings. We are surprised that what they did themselves and have been seeing all these years, now they have chosen to call it illegal connection. What we know about illegal connections is that they are hidden and kept away from the public eye,” said Mkaka.

On the bills that MCP is supposed to settle, Mkaka said they yet to discuss with the board to register their view. However, he outlined that MCP started settling the K6.8 million bill.

“We are yet to meet the board to understand their point of view.
As for the K6.8 million bill, we were not receiving bills. When they sent us a disconnection notice, we went to the board to reach an agreement as to how we would settle this. As a matter of fact two weeks ago we paid K2 million and we expected to pay K1.8 million in the coming week as the agreement we made with the board was that we should at least pay K3 million and finish the rest in chunks,” he said.

MCP headquarters is ine of the oldest structures in the capital, Lilongwe, situated just opposite the Reserve Bank of Malawi at City Centre.

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  1. Chakwera Pants down,,,, MCP illegaly connected pipes,,, LWB,,, I cant understand you. what are you talking about? is Chakwera cought, or MCP or the activity was done at mcp’s office???? am totaly confused. which school did you go to? is this malawi 24 I have been following for so long? I ‘m DPP Member koma ndimbwerera mwalembazi it would be better to be silent or write about the solutions to our prolonged blackout problems. Mitu Yodzadza Maminayo Mxweeee. Kuthako Kwa News et??

  2. How many govt departments has outstanding bills ,? And water board is falling to disconect water supply ,,chifukwa akuopa boma , ,, now bkoz its kongelesi basi ,,, phokoso ,,, musatinyase kaduleni kaye mma office aboma wa ,,nyumba za ma minisitala ,,,then mukamalizile ku kingekesiko,,mukamuuze wakutumaniyo akupweteketsani,,, vuuuu ,,,, ndadutsa ine

  3. I don’t think someone who went to study journalism and really knows the ethics of journalism can writte a story like this..But anyway, I undastand Malawian journalists who always don’t know who really they are, most of Malawian journalists not sure whether they are journalists or politicians conflict of intrest…

  4. Kkkkk! Malawi sangapite pa sogolo ngati ndikuononga chuma chathu motere, tiyeni tichepese kuba kkkkkk! Nanga a Boma aba motani ngati inu a oppisition mukuchita zimenezi.

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  6. The reporter should be sent back to school. How do say caught pants down as if it has been established to be so? I thought when you an alternative view you Change your position? Don’t make us mock your qualifications….

  7. Komatu atolankhani akumalawi mumasowa ulemu pena pake.Nkhani yolumikiza madzi mwachinyengo ndi CAUGHT PANT DOWN zikugwirizana chiyani???Komansotu CHAKWERA SANGALUMIKIZE MADZI YEKHA ngati iyeyo ndi PLUMBER.Nomwenu ogwira ntchito kumabungweku ndiye MBAVA ZIKULU ZIKULU

  8. Ameneyo ndiye chakwera.Pano zikuntalikira ndalama akufuna akhale nazo pafupi adzidzaba bwino,atazithawa zakumpingo kkkkkkkk.Ambuye tifungatireni ife ananu dzikoli lasoweka chikondi

    • Nanuso inu musamambe zamzanu kuleka umbava ulitho ku DPP kwanuko mukuba Ndalama za mitsonkho yathu kuleka kumapanga zamavuto alimunowa amagetsi komaso madzi musaiwale kut posachedwapa munamwetsa manyi anthu aku 18 uko kumalimbana ndi zopanda pakezo Chakwera ndamene adamanga nyumbayo mesa adayipeza mufuna mutiuze chani APA amaliongo a DPP shame!

  9. Eeish that has nothing to do with Chakwera dude! We heard about City rates amount to 350million kwacha where is that issue today kukokomeza nkhani did you find the other side of the story before you post your post lol

  10. Chakwera fined K106 million for illegally water connection or MCP fined K106 million for illegally water connection,which is which? You people be serious tapezani zifukwa zina zoti mumpedzere

  11. Instead of focus to develop Malawi u bzy making stupid politics do you think we as Malawian’s we like to hear you guys just like comedy or movie wake up such kind of politics its over now Chakwela Chakwela for what when will u stop such nosense

  12. Sankhani ine am very educated man ndaphunzila patambala primary xool my headmaster was mr Jefter ndili ndimasomphenya oti ndingasinthe zimwa mwazinthu zomwe zikuvuta konyasaland ko

  13. Atorankhani mudzankhumudwa nthawi yikubwera mukoremba zina dziri zonse.Adzakuramulirani chakwera uyu ndizawone kuti muzaremba chani kaphuzisidwe kanu kantchito munaphunzira motani becaz mukufanana ndimwana wanga wastandadi one kkkk.Mukuremba dzinthu zopanda pake chekwara ndi plumber.Mr chakwera anawikisapo madzi kumeneko

  14. President uzayamba kuba usanalowe m’boma, zamanyazi nanga ukalowa m’boma ndiye kuzakhala zotani sopano zamanyazi Chakwela.
    DPP woo yeeeee!!!!!, Wina alila mpaka 2019 wooooo!!!!! .

  15. Dpp zanu zinada basi,mukufuna kundiuza kuti k106 million,ndi miyezi ingati poti chomwe ndimadziwa ine nchoti ngati supereka ma bill amadzatseka kumene nanga iwowo amadikirakuti ifike mapaka K106million??? Palibe nzeru apa Dpp dzanja linalemba pa nkhoma kale musayiwale kuti NKASA anayimbatu kale”KULIRA KWA DZIKO” inu aboma kumatasa pamene anthu akuvutika,kumaba mopanda chisoni,zinthu kumangonkela kukwera, and Nkasa anati,”Sindidziwaaaa kuti chani koma ndinaona anthu osauka akulira. Yes taliradi and ananenanso kuti”Sindidzwaaaa kuti ndi chani,koma ndinaona Ku Phiri{Ku Boma ko}kumene akuliraa…… And nthawi ija yakwana yoti aku Phiri wo,ku Boma ko alire zoona zake,mumawatenga Amalawi ngati dzitsiru nthawi yakwana mudziwa.Bodza silidzamveka kwa amalawi mwatiputsitsa kwakwana

  16. Munthu wanzeru sangasiye kutumikira Mulungu ndikumalimbaña ndiza mdziko , opusa mkumasekerela źimenezo , zikupeleka chinthunzi chotani kwa ife aķhristu pa azitsogoleliri athu m’mipingomu Ambuye kumwambaķo chitaniponi kanthu musàzilekelere izi źitioñoņgera dziko ĺathu ĺa Malawi lokongolali. Amen.

  17. Foolish Malawi 24 reporter. Educated Savage indeed who does even know what it means by caught pants down. This reporter does not deserve this job, he is a disgrace and needs to be disciplined.

    • for sure, he/she doesn’t know what it means to be caught pants down, there is no relationship between the heading and the story. Anangova kut headings should be catchy but this one is off topic hahaha

  18. Koma mtsogoleli wabwino tidzampeza? Oti adzalamulile dzikoli mopanda chinyengo abale tatopa mkutipondeleza, kodi ngati kuli kutembeleledwa mulungu anangotembelela Malawi basi? Eee atsogoleli opanda chisoni awa, ndipo amakhala ngati onse akhomo limodzi

  19. Nyumbayo ndi ya chakwela? Anamanga ndani mbuzi iwe kwambiri. Ukulephela kunena za anthu okuba enieni kumanena za munthu wa chete. Inu mungathandize dziko mutakhala president inu?

  20. Just a DPP propaganda…instead of looking for solutions to the problems that are affecting us you are busy cooking stories what will you gain? ??…5 -1 ija sinakukwaneni eti

  21. Mwati Iwo a Malawi 24 kulemba moteromo, mwati ali ndi news editor amenewa, mwati ndinkhani ya madzi yomweyi yomwe akuchita choti Chakwera caught pants down, sukulu yakwacha siinapindulire mlembiyu. Nanga zamapant zikugwirizana ndi madzi.

  22. You have started showing ur true colors now,illegal water conection, wht more if u’ll in gvnmt?t’ll be worse.U’ll be stealing public funds.U wd ve been exemplary to other parties to woo more support.Hei my my Malawi u ve seen wth ur naked eyes and hear with ur clear ears what Chakwera and his party have done.Wht is ur way forward? Mbeu imaoneka pa nusery uproot chakwera and his party comes 2019.If he’ll win then woe to nyasaland!

  23. Ndale zapamalawi office yathuthu mukufuna mundiwuze kuti amngakhale bussy kumaba madzi?? ndiye tiyelekeze atakhala kuti akubadi madziwo ndiyekuti analumikiza ndi chakwerayo?? kkkkkkkkkk musova

  24. Foolish politics just want to damage good image of Chakwera, waterboard is in government, now I can agree this government is full with ziphuphu why allow someone to connect water irrigary

  25. caught pants down. illegal connection of water. kkkkkkkkkk

    ooooh! ndamvetsa alamula chindapusa cha K106 million chifukwa cholumikiza madzi atavala panti mmalo mwa ovololo.
    analakwadi lool

  26. So that’s how you write stories? Y chakwera caught pants down on party issues? Learn to distinguish btwn personal issues and party issues, that’s McP not chakwera because he does not own the party but a leader only

  27. Sometimes I come to believe that ndale ndi anthu a Ku Malawi amakonda masanje… 106 million kwacha mungayitole pamsewu? Zikakhala za MCP ndiye ayi palibe kanthu koma anzanuwo… We are not serious… If we are to move forward we need to act in the best way that shall see this nation prosper. Even if it was 1 Tambala, those involved should be brought to book… Simunalowe mmboma koma nyasi zayamba kale kuoneka… I thought you guys could rise above this act and condemn this illegal connection strongly…. After all MCP yaba. STEALING with the opposition leader’s blessings… Mukalowa ndiye mudzaba kapena kuchita ma illegal connection angati? SHAME…..#CONNECTIONGATE

    • This piece of writing is from dpp propagandists who are always against mcp, then how do you expect normal people condem such retrogressive cooked story? Only fools can node to this evil intetions

    • Binnwell Kachikopayou got a bone to pick against me… Follow my comments by reading between the lines carefully. I comment without looking at any party because I rise above party I doctrination systems… You are such a guy who only smiles when people praise MCP and bash other parties… After all this is not an MCP forum. I will ask you again… SHOW ME IN MY COMMENT WHERE DPP IS MENTIONED? You make me draw an assumption that you are mentally imbalanced and cannot respect your friends line of thought…. Grow up

    • Mwangopeza poti muthawire ma cardet mwayiwara mavuto mwabweretsa mumdziko munowa ndi ufumu wanu odzikondawu opanda chisoni ndi moyo wa anthu osauka chifukwa mbava inu mikhetheya yachabechabe, Mwangopangana mwali mbali iyi tiwagwetsa ng’oooo mbo ife tikuona mmene mukubera ndalama zathu, may. God see all your evil plan and punish you forever in Jesus name

    • Stealing with opposition leaders blessings? That’s a big joke! When was the building belt? Was Chakwera there? How does this make Chakwera an accomplice?

      Cheap propaganda!

    • Why did Chakwera call President Mutharika Prince of Thieves? When did Malawi become independent? Inno think again.. Your argument on me stating that Stealing with the leaders blessing equates the notion that Chakwera is supposed to rise above any party transactions if he is to convince us that he is better off than the incumbent President… He should have known better about the utilities that the party headquarters incur let alone national expenditure.. Differencite between a propaganda and a mere opinion…. You need further schooling in political propaganda ……

    • He doesn’t need to convince you,,,, who are u to be convinced? Chakwera has already convinced me and millions of Malawians that’s why DPP is under panic forming collaboration with disbanded PP.

    • Richard Symon Phiri I used the collective pronoun US not me… You do not know who I am and neither do I know you… Who am I to be convinced???? I am so humble that i will act likewise to avoid noise coz only a fool rejoices in creating unnecessary… ????? I will look the other way and pretend you did not write anything regarding this because i see sense that is not equitable to a common mans wisdom of equality as far as humanity is concerned…

    • This is right and Chakwera was right to say this. Why did he not call all in government Princes at stealing because Chakwera knew that the govt has someone at the top who is to blame… In this case of water connection he Chakwera shoulders the blame because he is supposed to be in the know about what happens in and around him. Scoring political mileage needs careful calculations and foresight, besides understanding and other factors involved…… I am not personally against Chakwera and MCP but as the govt in waiting the leader of opposition knows better what issues like these can do to a party and what shortsighted comments full of hate leukemia can do to a party….

    • Mpakati iweyo ndiwe wabodza pamodzi iweyo utsimukiza kuti Chakwera waba madzi. Inewo nudikira tsiku limene adzamutengere court kuti akayankhe komatu mlandu umenwu usathe ngati wa kalepo kaluwa chifukwa ku Dpp kwachiluka vitsilu mphavu yophera kumangonkhala kupanga milandu yabodza.

  28. A Malawi tisama fulumilere kulankhula zambili kumuchemel erela munthu mukhale ndi Ganizo ili CHAKWERA ADALI MBUSA wasiya Nkhosa dza MULUNGU nkukayamba ndale inu Simu kuwona kuti munthu ameneyi ndi wachinyengo munthuyi ndi wabwino panopa tikamamuwona koma nkati mwake siwabwino ngati DPP Y alephera Ndibwino kuvotera wina not chakwera chakwera wathawa pa maso pa Mulungu anthu inu mu mu pweteka tsa ameneyi segulani maso anu ndithu mudzalira Malawi ngati Simu samalani kusogoloku

  29. Is it LBW now starts politics or they have engaged with acertain party bcoz dis shws dat it is apolitical game where were they past 10 yrs not to brought dis issue public why nowdays bear n mind ma frds 2019 wna is not yet known but Dr chakwera only is.

  30. KKKKKKKKKK mbava yachi pastor yagwida kkkkkk chonch mukuba za boma muli Ku opposition nde boma lingatukuke?nde you pretend like wa bwino siziii ntchito zako zikukusata chakwera iwe…DPP uyiwona ikuwinaso not nonse zomwe umatiuzazo uwona ngat tingakopeke nawe never..

    • Anthu ngati iwe osangalala kuti atsogoleli adziko azizuza anthu ake aaa sindigwilizana nawo moti sukuona wekha kut zithu sizilibwino ayi kuzolowela kudyetsedwa ndimakolo bas kulan muzione mwinaso bolan akanakulengan chimbudzi anthu azikanyelako

    • AAAAAAAh mbava ndi mbava Bas iweso ngat uli wa MCP nde zakoso chakwera yo end umafuna dziko liziyenda bwanji wekha uziwa kale kt Malawi is one of the developing countries end zithu sizingatheke kt ziyende bwino pa kamodzi..y osamayamika zomwe akupasana mulungu?!mufuna akupaseni galimoto nde muziti dziko lilibwino????no no no DPP ilibwino imenei tikuyivesa

    • If u don’t like peter nde kt vuto ndiweo bcz all we already knows kt Malawi is developing country so zikuyenela kutele end za magetsi athesa pompano zimenezo nde tikuoneni kt muliraso chan

    • If ur coming from arich family bro where u dnt need electricity to survive you are better off bro. …iam the victim of this blackout we depend on it to survive here intown so if u have aclue of when this shit will end mutiuzeko other than potraying that image of someone who dnt care abt grassroots people

  31. Boma lopusa dpp kupusa. Or muipise mbiri nothing .Mcp ilamulila. Inu mwaba zingati. ??? Boma? ?useless water board also..angokugwilisani ntchito .tionana next year .anthu oipa inu a dpp. What is 1.6 million.?? We will pay.

  32. Political manipulation. After the inquiry you hear another story. They sent ACB to him but the results were laughable. Now they are trying to create another story hahaha. MCP 2019 boma!!!!!

  33. Koma Kunena Zoona Mcp Idzatengadi Boma 2019 Ndikutha Kuona Bora Asadzayambenso Kutidula Machende,kutilanda Nkhuku Mbuzi Ndi Ng’ombe,kunena Zoona Bora Late Bingu Wa Mutharika Akulu Awawa Ndale Zawalephera Ndithu Azingopita Ku America Komwe Akhala Nthawi Yonseyi!

  34. 1.6 million is nothing it’s not us or pound neither rand or pula its just kwacha the alluveras even I myself I can pay that Bill for my Malawi Congress party.I love this party and its president.”Siya phambili”We are going forward.

  35. Inu a DPP pa zokha mwachitazi mdakutsikani. Dzinthu za kale mukutukwana wina malo mwa a Tembo za zii. Asakudziwa ndani kt muli pa nkhondo ndi MCP?

    Munali ndi maganizo olumikizana ndi pp ndi UDF inuyo? Mbava number one it’s u. And mukufuna mulankhule chani apa. Let me tell u something, when you talk too much about someone mumamutchukisa. U think mwano mukulankhulawu ungasinthe kanthu? Stupid ppl. Zanu zikumada daily don’t u c?

    Anthu amandiseka kuti ndimangolimbijira DPP DPP why, apapa ndatulukamo. Simudzawinanso mark my date.

  36. Nde mpaka 106mita even if they pay you nde mutani a LWB kumamwetsa anthu sewage basi. Palibe mukupanga or ndalamazo atakupatsani. Muziti mwayi khato

  37. *Report on Insight Visits* “`1. Area 47: Mr Patel The Plot is for business and has several warehouses under construction. I suspect that all these construction works were fine using Non Revenue Water from LWB. FACTS OF THE CASE The water supply was disconnected a year ago but instead of paying the bill they resorted to make their own illegal connection and steal LWB water. They however drilled a borehole to fool LWB. Water supply has been stopped completely. 2. Manobec Premises Tenant: Central Medical Stores Illegal Connection which has been there for a long time without being detected. When I asked who owns the place, we were told that Mr Patel owns the complex with other two close complexes, the new Hotel under construction opposite Crossroads and the TNM complex across. These are large properties and I directed management to check with all the facilities related to Manobec or Mr Patel and establish whether their connections are legal. The current tenants which are Central Medical Stores Trust, has rented these premises since 2011/12. Previously the premises were rented by Central Medical Stores before it became a Trust. There is a clear link between the properties of Area 47 and this Manobec plot in Area 5. This is a habitual criminal who must be thoroughly investigated. Ironically, As we left MCP, I asked management to find out who owns Pacific Hotel at City Centre and it turned to be the same Patel. 3. MCP Headquarters The Premises has 2 Water Supply supply lines. Last payment made was in May 2017. A bill amounting MK6.8Mill is still outstanding. They have been charged with a penalty amounting to K106 million. Upon inquiry, I was told that these calculations were made based on 10yrs of violations. It is obvious that this illegal connection was done very long time ago and that 10 yrs is an under estimation. An agreement to settle a large bill was not being honoured. The illegal connection was cut and the legal supply disconnected too. Currently there is no water supply at MCP Headquarters“`.

  38. Afunse anzawo during Nazi rule in Germany they had a Minister Of Propanganda but they failed… MCP come 2019 they will bounce back in government anthu atopa ndi these so called old politicians. In Kenya Kanyattas Party Bounced back after so many years in opposition zichitikanso kuno ndithu am prophesing this today

  39. In this corrupt nation i would do the same… I don’t blame the mcp guys. Blame the head of state mwana atate ake akakhala akuba nayeso amayamba kuba .

  40. ATTENTION. ATTENTION. ATTENTION
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, uncles and aunties, nephews and nieces, doctors and nurses, neighbors and colleagues, students and graduates… I really don’t have anything to say… Thank you for your attention :-P.

  41. Inu mwziwa liti boma lopoila chakwela 2019 boma tatopa ndi ma black out ife osamakoza zamagesi muli bzy kumafufuza anthu chonsecho mbava mu dpp ndi phwiiiii zausilu

    • Poti mukavota ndinu nokha ndi banja lanu then APM (80 YEARS OLD NOW) ndi 2024 wo koma a Malawi a Chilungamo will never go for your apm, truth very soon shall prevail

  42. kkķk ngati akuba madzi ali ku opposition nde akadzalowa m’boma 2078 sadzayambilaso zogwilira azimayi apayoniya aja komanso kutilanda ziweto, kuponya anthu mudziwe laming’ona

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