According to the information gathered by MBC Online, in 2003 MAM leadership then wanted to develop Quran House title number BC46 situated along Livingstone Avenue in the City of Blantyre. MAM then commissioned Dan Kamwaza for architectural design to a sum of K13m but after negotiations, they settled at K9m.
“Unfortunately, this money wasn’t paid on time. In 2015, Kamwaza went to court and the court agreed that MAM owes Kamwaza K313m, being initial amount plus interest accruals. There was a time when the accounts of MAM could have been frozen but Faisal Kassam paid about K10m to help MAM. Subsequently, MAM negotiated and the initial balance now got reduced to K118m,” said our source.
The information gathered indicates that the current MAM leadership has and is trying to get this K118m but the time is not on their side. The court ordered MAM to pay this in 2 days although they have sought an injunction.
“The options they have given the court’s orders are very minimal and one of them is to sell Quran House for K250m, pay off the debt and buy another location. The sale is to a Muslim body which they say they have identified. MAM trustees have been consulted on this decision as well,” revealed our source.
Meanwhile, MAM is asking everyone of good will for Islam and the Malawi Muslims to generously contribute for the settlement of the debt and/or at least suggest ways how this can be resolved without selling the Quran House.