Khato Civils P6 Billion Lake Malawi Project Goes Ahead

Khato Civils Chairman Simbi Phiri
Khato Civils Chairman Simbi Phiri

Hot on the heels of their recent famous victory in Botswana courts that released all Khato Civils frozen millions of Pula and cleared the company's executive chairman Simbi Phiri of any money laundering fears, the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday cleared Khato Civils from allegations that it was flouting environmental impact assessment procedures in their implimentation of the multi billion Lake Malawi water project.

Contrary to widely publicised narrations that Khato Civils and Malawi Water Board were flouting Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) procedures in the implementation of the  US $500 million 120km Lake Malawi  water project  the supreme court of Appeal in Malawi on Friday  dismissed such fears and allegations as hogwash and said it was clear from the contract between the developer and the contractor that the EIA had been included and that the fears of the Law Society or whosoever interest it represent was misplaced.

 Malawi’s highest court,  the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday cleared the path for Khato Civils to go ahead full throttle with its P6 billion  Lake Malawi water project which had been going at a snail’s pace due to a High Court battle launched by the Law Society of Malawi that challenged the execution of the project on account of  the lack of Environmental impact assessment.

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