Ex-MYPs removed from memorial tower

Police have removed former Malawi Young Pioneers (MYPs) from the memorial tower at Area 18 in Lilongwe where they had been camping.

The ex-MYPs built shacks and were living at the pillar to force government to pay K1.6 billion in pension arrears for 2,700 ex-MYPs.

The ex-MYPs after the eviction

On Wednesday night, armed police evicted the group and destroyed the makeshift houses.

However, leader of the ex-MYPs Franco Chilemba insisted that the battle is not over as they will now start camping at Capital Hill.

“Tell them we are not cowards; we will now camp at Capital Hill in the coming days because that is where our money is. We will not surrender. We are now going to capture Capital Hill,” said Chilemba.

According to reports, this year’s poppy ceremony which will be attended by President Peter Mutharika will take place at the tower hence the eviction.