On 9th December 2020, Lilongwe City Assembly sealed one of our properties, the ADL house located in Lilongwe, City Center. This is the first time Lilongwe City Assembly has taken this action, considering that we always pay city rates.
This comes quickly after Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), one of our main sources of revenue, has resumed operations after almost 6 months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The closure crippled our operations, and it will take us some time to bounce back.
Being public institutions, operating under the same circumstances, we hoped we could reach some mutual agreement towards this.
The sealing of ADL house is an unfortunate development as we were looking forward to a meeting with officials from Lilongwe City Assembly to discuss, among other issues, emerging concerns on service delivery as well as the deteriorating infrastructure standards in the Lumbadzi Housing Estate and the Airport in general.
We continue to appreciate the cooperation that exists between our organizations concerning rectification of problems in our facilities, however of recent, wastewater pipelines in the housing estate have left uncleared blockages and a number of houses have manholes without covers, posing hygiene and sanitation threats to our tenants.
Besides, the deterioration of the road network as well as non-functional streetlights in the estate is putting our staff and other tenants at a security risk. This was reported several months ago and has not been attended to.
Unfortunately, this is devaluing our housing estate, forcing tenants to move out and consequently crippling our revenue.
Against all this, we believe the continuing engagement will yield positive results for all concerned parties.
Airport Developments Limited sincerely apologizes to its clients and tenants for the inconvenience caused. We pride ourselves on excellent service to our clients and this problem is being permanently resolved.
– Wezzie Blessings Gondwe, Public Relations Officer