Chisi urges Mutharika not to assent to Customary Land bill: ‘Malawians should not pay fees for their land’

Umodzi Party president John Chisi has made a frantic plea to President Peter Mutharika not to assent to the controversial Customary Land bill.

Chisi: Its a bad law

Chisi: Its a bad law

Chisi said forcing Malawians to pay for their ancestral inherited customary land was the worst the Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) led government could do to Malawians.

“This is not politics, am not politicking but any fee in connection with customary land is not welcome. I urge the president not to assent to this bill into law,” he said.

Lands minister Atupele Muluzi told parliament that the fee is not tax but processing for only those who want to register.

However the opposition slammed the government for introducing the fee and walked out of parliament on Tuesday in protest.

Chisi said there is no way Malawians could pay for the land which they inherited from their forefathers, predicting this would backfire on the government.

“Should indeed Malawians pay for their own land, pay for the graves of their relatives and ancestors? That can’t be true,” he said.

Parliament is expected to rise  Friday  after passing four land related bills and other bills.

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4 thoughts on “Chisi urges Mutharika not to assent to Customary Land bill: ‘Malawians should not pay fees for their land’”

  1. sabata says:

    stop corruption at the capital hill please you are making all of us suffer.

  2. chibwe says:

    Already every one is paying through vat even more than during banda time

  3. This DPP government is full of dull and useless people, they don’t take any piece of advice. This is what they did with our pension money, we are now suffering. This is torture, we cannot be paying for our ancestral land, why and why?? Let them introduce tax for every one as Kamuzu was doing not this……………

    1. Pwiya wa Pwiya says:

      Customary land, who will register it among the family members? Who will inherit it in the event of death of this family member? Customary land passes on automatically to the descendants of the family and the no one absolutely owns it. What is this law trying to regulate here?

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