Kamlepo insists lands ministry he is heading the ‘most corrupt’ in Malawi

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Kamlepo Kalua has maintained that he  is heading  a ministry  which is infested with corruption  and that land  is being allocated to foreigners with Malawians taken out of the system.

Kamlepo: Land  is being allocated to foreigners with Malawians taken out of the system.

Kalua said he is heading “the most corrupt ministry in the country” fraught with “parallel structures” that facilitates corrupt practices.

But  Kalua,  who was appointed minister of lands in March 2020  – formerly held by Symon Vuwa Kaunda –  has warned he will  crackdown on dubius land, plot sales syndicate.

The ministry is never short of controversy when it comes to land sales mainly in cities and towns, with corrupt practices taking center stage.

Kalua, who has been a fierce critic of government on corruption, has further threatened to confiscate all land and plots that were sold illegally and those deemed to be associated with corruption.

Recently, the sale of a government school, Livimbo secondary in Area 2 to Malawians of Asian origin and encroachment on government land in Area 9 opposite Crossroads Hotel took center stage as ministry officials were accused of corruption.

About six plots have also been confirmed sold but the proceeds did not go to the Malawi Government Account Number One.

The six confirmed plots are Area 47/1219 reportedly sold at K300 million and Area 43/ 999, Area 43/998, Area 43/995, Area 43/994 and Area 43/993 which went at K50 million each.

The ministry also busted a parallel ‘Lands Office’ in Lilongwe which transacted and sold plots with counterfeit documents.

Issues of land scams are not new in Malawi as many people, including Cabinet ministers and high-ranking government officials have previously been duped.

In 2018, former minister of Lands Vuwa Kaunda, then serving as one of President Peter Mutharika’s advisers, was duped about K1.4 million in a fake plot allocation by one Felix Mangani who posed as controller of Lands.

Vuwa Kaunda and other officials made deposits to an NBS Bank current account number 14411631 under the name of G. Kaunga, the suspected fraudster.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

0 0 vote
Article Rating
5 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sizzler
Sizzler
4 months ago

Thats the reality on the ground Sir .Kamulepo .its the whole government ministries and departments .all our Civil servants code of work knowing that all the Blame will be on you Politicians to Malawian Societies . And they are not to blame … We are in this coz of the crop of politicians we have .The whole MP blaming the President of of not having development in his constistuence but he has CDF /DDF on his hands .Only that he is ignorent to follow up at the DC’s office and Audit .The DC crew took advantange to blow all those… Read more »

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
4 months ago

Mr Kaluwa, the whole government stinks starting with NTCHONA himself. He acquired land illegally in Mzuzu and elsewhere. The illegal cheques into his account and his ministers discussing theft on live microphones and jane ansah still sitting put at mec. The whole lot stinks and July 2nd can’t come soon enough.

Maunits
Maunits
4 months ago

Mr Kamlepo Kalua, take note also that area 9 bypass road was also occupied by cadets please this should investigated now else from 2 July, this will be cleaned up if you will not clear cadets to retain back that land to government and ministry you are heading.

Maunits
Maunits
4 months ago

This end on 2 July, 2020 going forward land belongs to Malawians

Lester
Lester
4 months ago

Yes even the land in thyolo mwagawana akumpoto nokhanokha yet you know that thyolo has very little land. All this thanks to Joyce Banda. Can someone please look at how that land was allocated. Government has allocated the land as Blantyre yet most of the land is in Thyolo. Just not right

shares
Read previous post:
Phalombe Hospital ready to open August 2020 – Minister

The long awaited Phalombe District Hospital will be ready  to open in August, 2020, Minister of Transport and Public Works,...

Close