The Malawi government through Roads Authority has reiterated that it will not compensate families living within Chiringa-Muloza road reserve, where works have commenced to upgrade the 45 kilometre road.
There are concerns that the residents’ property might be destroyed during the works to upgrade the road to bitumen standard.
The Project’s implementing Agency Roads Authority’s Board Chairperson Brown Mpinganjira has however told the Chiefs that only families whose structures are not within the road reserve and have been affected would receive compensation.
Mpinganjira explained that those who built their property within the reserve would not get compensated as it is prohibited to do such.
Construction works began on April 17, 2019 and are expected to be completed on October 16, 2020.