Abida fires warning shot on illegal sale of land in Zomba

Deputy Minister of Lands Abida Sidik Mia has vowed to reverse illegal sale of land in Zomba and brought to book all perpetrators behind the malpractice.

Abida Sidik Mia addressing Zomba City Council Officials
Abida Mia being briefed by senior land officials at Ndangopuma Hill in Zomba

Mia was speaking this when she toured Zomba City Council whose jurisdiction has an increased number of dubious land transactions.

“We have for the few days we have been in office, received a number of complaints related to land across the country and Zomba is topping the list.

“My boss, the Minister of Lands, Kezzie Msukwa, therefore delegated me to appreciate the situation on the ground. It is a disheartening situation,” she said.

“The cases here range from selling the same parcel of land to multiple clients. Some daring officers have also been selling land even on Zomba plateau, a reserved area, just imagine. The same is the case here at Ndangopuma Hill where we have managed to secure an injunction to stop the illegality going on here,” Mia said.

She added: “I have appreciated the situation, will go back to the office, and report to my boss but rest assured that those fingered in this fraud will be brought to book,“ she said adding

“His Excellency President  Lazarus Chakwera’s mantra is zero tolerance against corruption and as his representatives in this Ministry, we are determined to clear the rubble of corruption so we can build a better Malawi for all.”

During the interaction with senior officials, Mayor for Zomba, Benson Bula, asked the Deputy Minister to consider extending the boundary of the city at least by seven miles arguing that the city has run out of land for various development activities.

‘Much of the land here is customary and not public. We therefore request if we can have the city boundary extended by 7 miles for us to have land we can use for commercial, industries and other land uses,” Bulu said.

The Deputy Minister assured the Mayor that she will present the matter to her bosses at Capitol Hill in Lilongwe for consideration.

In attendance of the Deputy Minister’s tour was also Member of Parliament for Zomba City, Bester Awali and his councilors.

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Lamion
Lamion
1 month ago

PVHO issued dubious cheques to Stecelia Motors. Investigate please

myfriend
myfriend
1 month ago

If you are serious come to Blamtyre City and see how Akgred Chanza with his agent Malemia have sold almost every patch of land in Blantyre. Malemia is just a mere enforcement officer but he is all over selling land with the blessing of the chief executive. whenevr there are plots to be sold both chanzas will get a chunck and start selling . I remember they got all prime plots in Mpingwi and sold them to indians. Mia can you conduct audit at Blantyre city assembly

Hahahaaaaa
Hahahaaaaa
1 month ago

Lilongwe city council should audit on scrutiny fees and
City rates

Main players chichizoni muamba and ovious niyerenda
Akumaba drama

H adam
H adam
1 month ago

Muhammed H Adam is to much into drugs he needs
To ho to rehabilitation

Well wisher
Well wisher
1 month ago

Mustak chotiya and Suleman have bought dpp land from Malawi housing how was that land transfered

H adam
H adam
1 month ago

Muhammed H Adam should pay mbs fee accordingly
He has been avoiding paying,please audit him last 10years they being doing

His a puff he owns all zumba how did he do the transfers

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Keep it up!

Mpakateni
1 month ago

Mwayamba kulubwalubwa m’mesa mumati ndi a banja limodzi achoke m’modzi? Akuchititsani manyazi muona, mwana Nsena uyu.

Mwana wa Abusa
Mwana wa Abusa
1 month ago

Abide dont forget to catch and lock up Mustaq Chotia and Suleman Ismail as these two are the masterminds of Land Gate and have dubiously and fraudualantly enriched in Billion of kwacha and built a lot of town houses on illegally acquired land. Yet Both thugs are Scot free. WHY??? Is it coz they are your fellow amenyes. Make sure you put these MFs thugs in prison soon. We are watching you very closely on this madam minister. And we are waiting for their arrest as soon as possible.

Kanjedza
Kanjedza
1 month ago

Check the land next to Road Traffic in Blantyre. It was a vetinery clinic for 40 years. Why was it sold to private parties, instead of giving it Road traffic department and ease the parking congestion

Msundwe
Msundwe
1 month ago
Reply to  Kanjedza

That land was privately owned by a white woman aince the 70s when she retired she gave it to her worker

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