Malawi Parliament has passed the Forestry (Amandement) Bill after opposition members queried aspects of the bill.
Ministers of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Atupele Muluzi expressed delight with the passing of the bill saying it is a momentus of change.
“I can say it succinctly that what we have achieved , in terms of the new land laws, is moving Malawians from the 18th Century way of doing business,” said Muluzi.
Muluzi said about 70 percent of Malawians, especially women , can now have title deeds and invest on personal estate, because of the various pieces of legistalation that empower ordinary citizens.
He, hwoever, said there is need to look at other pieces of legistaltion to ensure economic fruits for the poor in the land laws.
The Minister cited Banking and Securities Act , national taxation , city rates, urban taxation and balanced business rates.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :