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Malawi chiefs fight hotel development project If it means moving from ancestral lands

Mangochi ChiefsMangochi, March 1: Group Village Headman-GVH Msumbi under Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi has declared that his people will not leave their native land to pave way for the construction of a Five Star Hotel along the shores of Monkey - Bay.

Speaking on Wednesday at Monkey-Bay Resource Centre Hall during a meeting the District Commissioner for Mangochi organized with chiefs and some villagers, Msumbi said his subjects would not leave their ancestral for a hotel.

Malawi Mobile providers Defend themselves from Over Charging Accusations

Malawi Mobile Updated: The title of the article was updated after Airtel complained to our editors that the statement was a collective one comprising Airtel, Access, MTL and TNM. The Title has now been modified to include all four carriers in the country. As to the Clarity of the statement which we find rumbling rather than taking the issue head-on we leave it to the Malawi mobile users to make their own judgements. The full Press statement Below:

Full Statement

Our attention has been drawn to an article headlined ‘’Malawi’s expensive phone habit” by BBC’s Lilongwe Correspondent, Emmanuel Igunza. The main thrust of the article is that Malawi is one of the most expensive countries in the world to use a mobile phone services. The BBC report has also been picked published by a few publications and blogs in Malawi. According to the writer, the conclusion is based on a report presented by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regional consultant Andrew Dymond.

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