Chakwera asked to help Thyolo and Mulanje people on land

By Taonga Sesani

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s civil right group Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiative (CDEDI) on Monday, December 7, 2020 gave Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera 14 working days to intervene in a long standing contentious matter of the landless people in Thyolo and Mulanje.

In a statement signed by CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa said the matter has ever been brought to the attention of every head of state that has ruled the country but for some reasons the matter has been deliberately dodged.

He further said CDEDI has come in, following an appeal from the landless people in Thyolo and Mulanje who claim to have been receiving death threats and jail terms for seeking justice.

Namiwa said he is aware that the matter was brought to Chakwera’s attention through a letter dated august 20, 2020.

The good governance advocates has put options on presidents table for swift move failing which CDEDI will drag the estate owners to court in the united kingdom through the UK human rights lawyers.

“On behalf of the landless people in Thyolo and Mulanje districts CDEDI has put the following options on your table for your consideration Sir.

“1.compensation and relocation of the landless and badly affected people 2.partitioning of all the land in question
3.surrendering of the land by the estates to the locals for swiftly move,” reads part of the statement.

The statement said CDEDI will relentlessly be mobilizing the affected people to use all legally and peaceful means to push both Malawi and UK government to act on the matter.

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