Abida Mia stops illegal sale of Kamuzu View land,  gives developer  72 hours to cavate

Deputy Minister of Lands, Abida Sidik Mia, has stopped the illegal sale of land at Kamuzu View describing it a national landmark worthy preservation.

Deputy Minister of Lands Abida Sidik Mia briefing reporters after meeting with local chiefs at Kamuzu View along Chikwawa road

Kamuzu View is a well-known place along the Blantyre-Chikwawa road where the country’s founding president, Hasting Kamuzu Banda, used to go for leisure—to appreciate the beautiful scenery down the shire valley.

Malawians from all walks of life go there to have fun during weekends to admire the scenic views and hold patrties. It is on this piece of land where it was learnt that a Blantyre-based medical doctor Nelson  Munthali had “bought” it and was bringing construction materials such as bricks to commence development of that land.

However,  Deputy Minister of Lands, Abida Mia, rushed to the scene to find out what was going on. It was learnt that Munthali, had paid Group Village Headman Kantimbanya of Senior Chief Somba in Blantyre rural in purchasing the land.

When Abida Mia questioned the Chief in question, he categorically declined to have sold the land.

Mia, said no developer should tamper with the land without the express authorization from her Ministry of Lands.

“Kamuzu View is a national landmark to be enjoyed for recreational activities by all Malawians,” she said.

Mia ordered the developer to remove his materials on the site of the project.

But Munthali argued that “there were no shortcurts” in acquiring the land.

He said: “ I visited Blantyre City Council who referred  me to the district commissioner and the Ministry of Lands.”

Munthali continued: “ I only met the village head after I was instructed to do so because the said piece of land falls under his jurisdiction.”

He said he feels “humiliated” with the manner he has been treated and plans to meet the deputy minister and other stakeholders for them to appreciate his side.

So far, Munthalu said he has already spent K2 million on the project.

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Duncan Kanzimbi
Duncan Kanzimbi
2 months ago

its really nice to hear that he has told to stop his plan, however the Government has to think of something good on that land akanamangapo chinachake and posibly have a personel who can take care of the flowers and other things like during Kamuzu era. when I was young panali munthu pamenepaja osamalirapo. Blantyre council chitanipo kanthu.

Manyalira Mhone
2 months ago

Iwe Munthali pathako pako tiye uko. Mxiiiii

Chidanti Malunga
Chidanti Malunga
2 months ago

Give Munthali a copy of the New Land Laws to appreciate the process of acquiring customery land

Sokoman
Sokoman
2 months ago

Kamuzu view its a public and historical land that belongs to all Malawians. Once privatized it will have its own restrictions which will not tendered and bared to all Malawians at large. Many thanks for stoping the development. But…. But lets not stop there, kawauzeni aku city ndi ena ndi ena akhuzidwawa pogulisa malowa by not punishing them but teach them ang guidance. Last and foremost its a place of attraction am begging our debuty minster consult those responsible for tourism its now high time awasamale malo aja bwino bwinooo. Build needy facilities to be paid for. Ie govt bar,… Read more »

Iyam
Iyam
2 months ago

Koma VH Kamtibanya is too clever, watafuna cash ya Munthali kenako boma kumufunsa, amvekele, “I categorically” deny being involved in this transaction. Kkkkkkkkkk mafumu a jack up

Iyam
Iyam
2 months ago

Munthali needs to thank the heavens and drink his pockets out, so he has ONLY lost an estimated MK 2,000,000 only for his illegal acquisition? Drink and drink more in celebration Dada Munthali, you were to lose your fortune had this come weeks or months later

Chisale
Chisale
2 months ago

C’mon! This guy wanted to build a bar, really and you call that tourism. A bar where one can not go with a family.

Benjones87
Benjones87
2 months ago

Thank you Abide. They are many more to stop.

Mzakwacha Nixon
Mzakwacha Nixon
2 months ago

Hon.D.Minister,
Salam Alaikum.Jazakallah for instructining Dr.Muntali stop developing the so called Kamuzu view place.
I request your office to give back Dr.Munthali before 72 hours inshallah.His millions can’t just go unaccountable.
Okay,Hon.Deputy Min.

Wasalam,

Noordin Nixon Mzakwacha
Mzakwacha Village
Bolero-Rumphi.
…… …… ….
Durban
Kwazulu Natal
RSA.

Jesta
Jesta
2 months ago

Ngwira approving heritage land for Munthali in TA Sombas land. ok

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