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By Kenson McCloud
The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiative has written the Anti-corruption Bureau and Office of Ombudsman to probe Malawi Housing Corporation for allegedly implementing a K3.6 Billion housing project on a private property.
Speaking to the media on Monday, CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa said the piece of land, which belongs to Chitseko Estate Limited, is in Ngulube area in Blantyre and consists of 65 houses.
"Malawi Housing Corporation went against the advice of a technical team led by principal surveyor Alick Chirwa that reportedly advised against developing the land." said Namiwa
Namiwa said MHC officials were found guilty after being summoned by the Ministry of Lands last October.
However he expressed concerned over the decision to conceal the details of the report to the public.
Namiwa has since called for a full audit into the construction project which is said to have used K6.5 Billion loan which government took and claimed only K 3.5 Billion is accounted for.
He further called on MHC to adhere to the court ruling and that all people involved in the saga should be held accountable.