Sheriffs have on Friday morning impounded two vehicles belonging to Karonga District Council for failing to pay a business tycoon his money, Maravi Post can reveal.
The two impounded vehicles are the only ones in good condition at the council. The vehicles are the ones used to carry senior officials including the district’s District Commissioner (DC).
According to one of the senior officers in the council who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity, sherriffs have impounded the vehicles because the council has failed to pay business tycoon Maclean Sikumbawa MK4 million as revenue it collected from his land.
“What happened was that the council was deliberately collecting revenue at a private land belonging to Sikumbawa who sued the council,” said our source.
He said the court ruled that the council should pay Sikumbawa MK4 million.
When contacted, Sikumbawa admitted the development but said the matter is handled by his lawyer.
Attempts by Maravi Post to speak to the district’s DC Richard Hara and the council chair Ernest Mwalughali proved futile as the two were busy handling the matter.
The impounded vehicles are Toyota Prado registration number KA 2651 and Land Cruiser registration number MG 560 AJ donated by MASAF 4.