Some concerned businesspersons affected by Kapiri Market and Bus Deport projects in Mchinji District are demanding K300 million compensation from government for their damaged property.

One of the concerned business people Gift Kadewere said they will seek legal redress to get an injunction so that construction works are suspended until all payments.

“We just get the news that government plants to construct a market and bus depot and that we should vacate the market, This means that the buildings will be demolished. So before they start demolishing our property they should first compensate us,”
 he said.

Meanwhile, Mchinji District Commissioner (DC) Bester Mandere is surprised with the demand saying the land belongs to the council.

“This is public land, it does not belong to anybody but the council,” he said

The DC has since referred the matter to Senior Chief Dambe to help the people to realise that the land belongs to the council.


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