Malawi earmarks K190m for Green Belt compensation

Malawi government has earmarked K190 million for compensation for 4  000 people who are to be evicted in their areas in Salima for Green Belt Authority projects.

Mazeze: At least 4 000 people will have to be reallocated

Green Belt Authority spokesperson Maganizo Mazeze has said the people will have to be reallocated to other areas to give way for the projects which include the new sugar factory.

“The government has set aside K190 million this year for the compensation. At least 39 villages will have to be reallocated,” he said.

The reallocation process has caused an uproar as some are refusing to leave, saying the compensation money is not enough whilst others say they will only move until all the money is paid out.

Mazeze said there was a problem with people who encroached former Press Agriculture land yet they were still pressing for compensation if they were to leave the land.

He said the government has decided to pay them off so as not to delay the projects which are expected to create more jobs and improve the economy.

Mazeze said the relocation process started in 2016.

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Mulomwe ine
4 years ago

Chilima must be ashamed with this success story by APM.

Oyenda ndimalegeni adzafa ndimalegeni omwewo.

4 years ago
Reply to  Mulomwe ine

most of that compensation is going in to the pockets of dpp and not the poor villages and under dpp green belt will take 20 yrs to be fullfilled. USELESS

4 years ago

A season in which the technocrats revered thieves do thrive all encroaches on the press lands will be paid that’s the line which tags seamlessly with their schemes to swindle. Qualified thieves bundling the encroaches with the innocent moreover the Indians who have been entrusted with the factory management are crooks to the core here we are babying the Gandhi statues in this way glorifying the thieves from the East who are ready to cough out K145million

4 years ago

K190 million divided by 4000 people = K47,500 per person!! Is this true? If yes is it fare? What can a person do with such a sum of money at a new site after loosing all he had?

Ufititu uwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

Nyapapi mathanyura
Nyapapi mathanyura
4 years ago
Reply to  Central

Image wina afuna 8 billion + 3 billion watenga kale

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