Malawians in Diaspora to be able to apply for land online – Chilima

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has  assured that  there are number of reforms that aim at reviewing land related laws to enable government serve Malawians better through legislation that is modern and empowers the citizenry in as far as land issues are concerned.

Vice President Chilima: We want to ensure that Malawians in Diaspora are also able to apply for land online

Chilima said this in briefing notes after meeting Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Kezzie Msukwa and officials from his ministry as part of updates on Public Sector Reforms he heads.

He said: “Through such legislation, we want to ensure that Malawians in Diaspora are also able to apply for land online.

“In future, we should be able to designate land to be applied by only the Diasporas. Although they are not in Malawi physically but they are Malawians too and must not be discriminated in any form.”

Chilima, who is also Minister of Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms, said he encouraged the ministry to move with speed is on the management of land records and information which needs to be improved and migrate from manual to digital management.

He said Minister Msukwa was candid to state that the ministry requires cleaning up and dismantling of corruption syndicates involving the dubious sale of land that has been going on for too long.

Vice-President, who also championed the reforms from 2014 before he was stripped of the functions after falling out with then president Peter Mutharika and Democratic Progressive Party, said they agreed a road map with the Minister on a number of reform proposals that they will further discuss and review so that they serve Malawians better when it comes to land matter.

The meetings follow similar ones held between the Vice-President and heads of parastatals as well as the private sector on the agenda.

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Zoona
Zoona
1 month ago

You are creating your landgate. With the precidence you are setting you will one day face the same courts on land issues sold to UTM cadets disgised as diaspora Malawians. Kodi did they request? Did they vote? Ife tili kuno tapeza kale malo?

Wa Wa 3
Wa Wa 3
1 month ago

Hon Vice President Bravo for your foresight. However simply applying online will not solve the corruption in allocation of land. You will have to ensure fair allocation too. Also Malawi has to carry out an audit of all commercial land allocated since 1994 as though our laws prohibit this, the legacy of land retained for indigenous Malawians by Kamuzu has been stolen by foreigners

David Chaula
David Chaula
1 month ago

This is beautiful most of us will benefit

Khima
Khima
1 month ago

Very exciting idea but popeza ife tomwe tili mmdziko muno tikapanga apply sitipeza nde mutithandizanso bwanji..please arrange to have as many plots available with proper roads developed..madzi and magesi lines….

China
China
1 month ago

This is a good move Kenyans apply online from diaspora. This man must be president of Malawi next term.

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago

…. loading…..💪🏾🇲🇼

Joseph Mwakibinga
Joseph Mwakibinga
1 month ago

The idea might be good but I can foresee some hurdles cropping up as you go about implementing these over-ambitious programs. Kaya munamvapo za malonda a mphaka? Ndiyetu ena mwaiwo ndi amenewa. You don’t buy land online. By the way, too many policies have been floated out there which look very appetizing but the implementation stage is yet to be started. Don’t you think you are crossing bridges before even reaching them. Slow down and present a project at a time other than cheating people with theories that won’t materialise. Don’t utilise something you have read in books and think… Read more »

General Kanene wa pa Zed
General Kanene wa pa Zed
1 month ago

Very good move. In Zimbabwe they had that in early 2000s may be it’s still there. An area along Mutate road was reserved for Zimbabwians in diaspora. Very nice houses there probably more than our Area 43. I had a friend who worked for international organisations in Kenya and later RSA who built a very beautiful house and took me around this area in October 2004.

Malawi belong to the citizens

We are happy with the idea,mudana ndifundoyi chifukwa chiani? Chilima amaganiza bhodi.The this is the calling of all Malawians in diaspora to invest in their home country.Chakwera and Chilima make malawi great. Thanks Chakwera and Chilima, visionary leaders amatero.

Yohanitto Yohanitto
Yohanitto Yohanitto
1 month ago

Welcomed development 👏👏👏

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