The Lilongwe District Council has given Civil Society Organization (CSOs) in the country a go ahead to hold a peaceful demonstration against the Sale of Malawi Savings (MSB) scheduled for Friday May 15 2015.

The CSOs are against the Sale of MSB and the decision by the government to write of the toxic loans anchored by the Bank which is said to have been borrowed by some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) followers one of him being Leston Mulli- owner of Mulli Brothers Limited.

One of the Human right activists, Billy Mayaya who is also one of the organizers confirmed of the development in an interview, saying the permission was granted on Tuesday.

“I can confirm that we have been granted permission to hold demonstrations this coming Friday and urge all Malawians join us on Friday 15th May 2015 at Area 18 Roundabout,” said Mayaya.

Mayaya has since released the route which protestors will take when marching to present their petition to the Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya and Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Officer.

According to Mayaya, the demonstrations are scheduled to start from Area 18 Roundabout.

“From there we shall proceed to Capital Hotel Roundabout, make a uturn and proceed to the National Assembly where a petition will be read out and handed to the Speaker. Hon Richard Msowoya.

“From there we shall proceed to Capital Hotel Roundabout, make a turn, proceed to the traffic lights, turn left and march towards Lilongwe City Assembly where a petition will be read out and handed to the Secretary to the Treasury Dr Ronald Mangani. Thereafter, demonstrators shall disperse peacefully,” said Mayaya.

In a related development, Information reaching FaceofMalawi indicates that concerned citizen flanked by Members of legal committee of Parliament have obtained an injunction against the sale of MSB at the High Court in the commercial Capital Blantyre.

More details to come on the injunction.

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