Minister Msukwa, Abida tout ‘clean up’ at ministry of lands

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Kezzie Msukwa and his deputy Abida Mia have said they are “clearing the rubble” at the ministry, saying the deployment of three senior officials from the ministry to other ministries  is part of that.

Minister of Lands Kezzie Msukwa and his deputy Abida Mia: Senior officials transferred to clean up ministry

Chief Secretary to government, Zangazanga Chikhosi, on Thursday issued a transfer memo which indicated that Commissioner for Lands Killian Palika and his deputy Mohamed Selemani have been moved to Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health respectively.

The memo also indicated that Lands registrar Apendezi Kachiwala has been deployed to Ministry of Local Government.

Reacting to the transfers, Minister of Lands Msukwa said it was a “clean up exercise.”

He said: “This is a cleanup exercise at the ministry which has been rotten for long under the watch of the managers.

“I need to bring in new management that is ready to work with us for the better of the country.”

The ministry has been infested with corruption, abuse of office and maladministration.

Some of the concerns from the general public have been that foreign nationals own more land than indigenous Malawians.

The ministry has also been accused of making land expensive to average Malawians, thereby giving an advantage to foreigners to buy the land as they have money.

There was also a parallel ‘Lands Office’ in Lilongwe which transacted and sold plots with counterfeit documents.

But Msukwa said he wants to “create professionalism” in the ministry.

The minister said: “The cleanup will also go down to the bottom to get rid of those that have not been working professionally.”

Deputy minister Abida Mia in a separate interview said she is working tirelessly with her boss to improve issues of land governance.

“I have discovered a lot of mess in distribution and allocation of plots,” said Mia who had a familiarisation tour in Zomba.

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

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Barristers United
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Barristers United

Such Bull Shit clearing the rubble of corruption by sending your problem employees to another Ministry why not do the right thing and just dismiss these employees for being with incompetent or corrupt.

Muhariwa
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Muhariwa

Wina wake mtumbuka unmarried akuti from Blantyre to Lilongwe -WAKUBA ZEDI AMENEYO wachabe wachabe

Mlankho wa genuin
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Mlankho wa genuin

Ujeni wa ku region office
I think you have prmooted them
They will be project managers

Samalani kumeneko.

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

wamutu ngati mphevu uja akangotokota al8be fundo Vuwa

China
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China

Well done Msukwa and Mia indeed these guys were working with amwenye please tengani nyumba zawo zonse especially Apendezi

mai ako
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mai ako

these people should not be moved but prosecuted. They formed a cartel that was selling land dubiously. Blantyre Land registry is another rotten place. Can you investigate the way land was handled from Motis shop down to the exit of mibawa bus depot. It seems there were underhand deals by lands officials at Blantyre Land regisrty. wake up habida and Msukwa, there is more rot in your ministry.

hardy
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hardy

Ujeni mwamusiya?

Nalikuti
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Nalikuti

tangokapelekani mayinawo inuuuuu

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No chillz

Tikapeleka, lanu lilipomposo kapena? Bwana okuba Cadet?

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Girl Lady

ndipo palibe kuopa athu oipa aja eish

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