Village heads rebuff their suspension

Group village heads and village heads from T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre have emphasized that they will not bow down to government’s decision of suspending them from their positions.

The chiefs said this during a meeting at Namilango primary school in Machinjiri town ship following the press statement released by government of suspending all group village heads and village heads in townships as well as municipalities.

Speaking after the meeting Group village headman Anderson who is leading the group said that they will not accept because it is not an employment but an inheritance from their fathers.

“Our stand is that government can take back its monthly allowance of K2, 500 but can never take what belongs to them,” stressed the chiefs.

In his remarks group village headman Nanthoka said they have agreed to petition government on the matter in 2 weeks time.

Chief Nanthoka said that “government should reverse the decision saying what it has started doing may lead to violence. I also urge other concerned chiefs to hold hands and challenge government on its decision.”

Group village headman Nanthoka of T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre.
The meeting was attended by 37 group villages heads and village heads from T/A Machinjiri.

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