Businessman Muhamad Diab surrenders land: Government to redistribute Malangalanga plots

The Lilongwe-based businessman Muhamad Diab has voluntarily surrendered to government  some of his vast land which he was not developing for many years.

Vintulla: Muhamed Diab has surrendered 275 Hectares, which is 500 plots to be allocated.

Diab surrendered the land in Lilongwe following lengthy meeting at the lands ministry headquarters.

Government now intends to reallocate the land to Malawians.

Communication specialist for land reforms in the ministry Charles Vintula confirmed to Nyasa Times about the development, saying Diab has surrendered 275 Hectares, which is 500 plots to be allocated.

Muhamad Diab, trading as Diab Dairy Farming, Box 781, Lilongwe acquired a large chunk of land of 550 hectares from Lilongwe District Council in 2005.

The title of the plot is Malangalanga 45/64517 and has a deed plan under Lilongwe District Council number 367/75.

According to Vintula, the plot was located in the catchment area of Lilongwe Water Board and was hence accorded a buffer zone on both sides of the river of 100 metres.

He said “The sale of this land to Mr. Diab was duly approved by the full council and its Development Committee at the price of K25 000 000.  Mr. Diab created 1,000 plots of varying sizes on his acquired land and he had 524 of the plots already surveyed, adjudicated and demarcated by qualified land surveyors.”

Vintula said the remaining plots were yet to be formally surveyed.

Physical planners did a clear layout sketch for the land to properly demarcate the plots.

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development entered into discussions with  Diab on how to consider the land for development and proper planning.

Upon acquisition, the land use was meant for light agriculture.

During the discussions, held on 10th December, 2019 in Lilongwe,  Diab has agreed to surrender and offer to Government half of his acquired land for sub-division.

This means that of the 550 hectares, 275 hectares is being offered to Government, which translates into 500 plots.

Vintula said the surrendering of this piece of land to Government conforms to the provisions of new land laws which allow a private land owner to voluntarily give back to government any piece or parcels of land they may not require for further development.

“Such surrendered land parcels are converted to public land. This gives government an opportunity to re-enter the said land and sub-divide it for reallocation to potential developers,” he said.

The first step according to Vintulla will be be to re-survey the land and adjudicate the surrendered part.

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anti-jane ansa
anti-jane ansa
10 months ago

To say the facts guys apapa kalipo kalipo angofuna kuphera awemba apa kufuna kutiphimba mu maso ndi agalu awa apangana zina zake anyaniwa asatibowe mbava siyimabweza zinthu chisawawa.

Sahara
Sahara
10 months ago

Osangonena kuti DPP ikufuna kugawana malowa bwanji? And it’s a lie that he has surrendered. DPP gave the guy tax payers money to give up this land. Soon we’ll see dpp cadets building on this land.

Angulu
Angulu
10 months ago

Hmmmmmmmmmm I have a lot of unanswered questions!

winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
10 months ago

MALAWI HAS FASTLY BECOME A MAN EAT MAN SOSCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA IF WE FAIL TO DESTROY THE CORRUPT LEADERSHIP WHICH HAS BECOME NOTORIOUS AND SHAMELESS IN OUR CHRISTIAN LAND.THE SO CALLED LEADERS HAVE PUT THEIR HANDS ON POWER AND FINANCES WHICH HAS BECOME THE ORDER OF ThE DAY. CRY OUR BELOVED MOTHERLAND.RIGH NOW,THINGS ARE NOT WHAT MALAWIANS EXEPECTED.THE LEADERHIP OF MATHANYULA HAS BROUGHT ABSOLUTELY CHAOS ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY. ANOTHER PROBLEM IS THE PRESIDENT DESTROYING OUR PEACE AND INSTEAD,HE MAKES MALAWIANS HATE EACH OTHER.MALAWIANS,TIME HAS COME TO UNITE AND AND SAY NO TO THE HATERS OF MALAWI AND AFRICA AS… Read more »

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
10 months ago

I am confused. The land is meant for light agricultural activity yet when acquired the govt will demarcate it into plots? Someone enlighten me ndikhale mwana pamenepa. It seems akufuna apange ma plot oti agawane defeating the purpose or is it just me?

Nabanda
10 months ago

Aaaaah No this man must be investigated for sure. Malawi why????

Maliseche
Maliseche
10 months ago

I smell rotten fish!!!!…….let’s open this can of worms even wider

Nabetha
Nabetha
10 months ago

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING GOVERNED BY CHILDREN…….THEY ARE ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR WELFARE (BELLY) REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEIR MOM OR DAD IS GOING THROUGH….THE SAME HAS TRICKLED TO POLICE AND JUDICIARY……. GOD HAVE MERCY!!!

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
10 months ago

Let’s dig deeper! How did he acquire so much land???. Whose palms were oiled???

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
10 months ago

There is nothing to commend him about, he only did it because they have been caught….. there is no heroism here!

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