By Audrey Kapalamula:
The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to January 30 2019 the case in which residents of Area 18 in Lilongwe are demanding compensation for drinking sewer-contaminated water.
The case is before Justice Ivy Kamanga for mandatory mediation between residents and defendants—Lilongwe City Council (LCC), Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) and Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC).
Lawyers for Human Rights Forum Executive Director, Chancy Mwalubunju, who is representing the victims, said parties are trying to find an amicable solution.
About 1,300 people want compensation of K4 million each from LCC, LWB and MHC for drinking contaminated water in July 2017.
The mandatory mediation process started in 2018 after the first defendant, LCC, made a U-turn after the process had earlier collapsed.
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