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LCC demolishes illegal structures at Area 25

After a protracted wrangle between Area 25 residents and the Lilongwe City Council (LCC) over land developers that had allegedly encroached a cemetery, the Council has finally demolished the structures around Kabwabwa Cemetery.

Eye witnesses have confirmed to MBC that LCC bulldozers ploughed through the shops today, 16 March 2024 at dawn.

In a statement shared through its Facebook page, LCC affirms that the structures were built without its approval in land designated for the cemetery.

Before the wreckage.

“This development also follows the refusal by the courts to grant the developers an injunction against the Council. Lilongwe City Council will continue with its enforcement exercise on other illegal developments within the City and urges residents to desist from building illegally within the city as it only leads to preventable loss of investments that would have been valuable to their livehood,” reads the statement.

Recently, some residents of Area 25 staged protests at LCC’s Civic Offices, demanding action from the Council on the issue.


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