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MUST land talks stall

The Attorney General (AG) Chikosa Silungwe is revealing that the matter surrounding wrangles on land where the Malawi Science and Technology (MUST) was built is being handled by the institution and the Ministry of Lands.

It was recently established that the Mutharika family wrote Silungwe’s office claiming the land.

In a latest interview with Silungwe however, he indicated that “The matter is being handled by MUST and Lands.”

The family wants the government to intervene on the said land which is part of the Mutharika’s Ndata farm in Thyolo district.

When contacted by Capital FM on the progress of the matter, Communications Manager for MUST, James Mphande declined to comment arguing he does not have any information relating to the same.

“We are yet to receive any communication to that effect and as such, we cannot say anything until we get the communication from the AG,” he pointed out.

Minister of Lands Kezzie Msukwa did not pick up his mobile phone when he was called for the same.

Reports have it that former Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika donated the piece of land to the government for the construction of the facility.

The Malawi University of Science and Technology was established in December 2012 as started operations in 2014.

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