Minister Muluzi engages CCAP Nkhoma synod on land bill sensitization

Minister of Lands housing and urban development Atupele Muluzi has  said government is committed to engage the civil society and other stake holders to sensitize the people about just passed land bills.

Atupele:  Engages synod

Atupele: Engages synod

The Minister was speaking during sensitization meeting at Nkhoma synod conference when he had an audience with CCAP Nkhoma synod committee in Lilongwe.

He  said that the meeting came at the right time when there  is wrong  information going around on land reforms bill.

The Minister added that bills; No2 of 2016 land bill; bill No3 of 2016 physical planning; bill No6 of 2016 land survey and billNo9 of 2016 customary land once assented to by the president will enhance order in land administration.

“We want to empower land owners so that they should be able to use land as collateral to obtain a loan from the bank.” said Muluzi.

He also said that the new land bills have vested all the power in the hands of traditional leaders unlike in the past when the president of the republic had the power through the ministry of lands.

“The bills once assented will enable traditional leaders to administer and manage land trough land committees at village level who would be responsible for registering the land.” Muluzi explained.

Reverend Armstone Kuthyola Mwale, Chairperson for land and infrastructure committee of CCAP Nkhoma synod said he was in total support of the government efforts to disseminate the information to people in the grass root with an aim to have a common goal of communicating the massage with one voice.

“As an interested party in the land bill issue we will get the truth to people at the very bottom through sensitization.” He said.

Nkhoma synod general secretary (GS) Reverend Vasco Kachipapa said the sensitization meeting will help reduce some problems they are facing on land demarcation and ownership after they had been unlighted because the knowledge gained will promote and enhance consultation.

“Land bill 2016 seeks to improve land administration and management in country and shall reduce misunderstandings between traditional leaders and the synod.” He said.

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The last paragraph is funny. Nkhoma Synod knows that its 100 year lease of the Nkhoma mission headquarters is at an end. The villagers around Nkhoma want their land back. That is why they are engaging the ministry of lands to help them hold on to the land.

The entire southern region has lost fifty percent of its land to estate owners. It is owing to this that a program called kudzigulira malo in Mangochi, Machinga and Zomba started so that those that have no place to farm from Thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe and Chiradzulu could be accommodated. Also take note that these people from the four districts are very well endowed in running small scale business and hence have enough economic prowess to buy land. The new bill aims at giving opportunity to the those that have serious economic power from the MTLP to buy off traditional customary… Read more »

You are talking, Nkhoma synod has never lead any fight for its people it is a yes bwana synod unlike Livingstonia does speak with fear or favour how can they intertain zopusa izi?

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The problem with land bill is opposition and some CSO wants to use it as a decampagning forum by mobilizing traditional leaders and common citizens. Because this Law has direct impact on a poor Malawian, the opposition and the CSOs think its the right time to engage the grassroots in fighting against governement for their own interest. Look at the arguments from opposition and CSOs you wil never hear them citing sections of the Bill. they always make general conclusions. Let the opposition and CSOs cite and quote the sections for a poor Malawian to hear what is in the… Read more »
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Why is the Minister on sensitization tour of the bill? Never seen a ‘good’ bill being paraded like that. There are bad motives behind the well framed ‘innocent’ bill. And tge name once again, Muluzi? Quite a familiar thief.


Muluzi, you think loans are good.this bill is very useless. Don’t accept this Malawians why sensetizing now after the bill ha’s passed in parliament. Opposition mps refused this. Why kukamila ma bill a utsiru .


Why this land bill is attracting so much attention? It shows something is wrong some where.I wish all bills attracted such attention before being passed. A lot of money has been wasted on this bill only and a lot of money could be saved if our legislators could consult before going to parliament.


Thats the stuborn of dpp dont forget dont forget when they changed malawi flag, and other laws which were reappealed by PP, Can see this bill if signed into law will be taken out by next govt. Anthu osava awa.

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