Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said government was in the process of developing a master plan that would enhance the national development projects.
“We are still using the old master plan to plan our cities and districts,” noted Muluzi.
“This affects population planning that is why there is no sanity in the way things are being done now as people are erecting structures wherever they want.”
Muluzi said government has sketched out its new master plan – big on vision and detail – to bring sanity in the development especially in cities, towns and districts.
He said the new master plan will be effective when its comes into force to replace the outdated one.
The country is facing pressure on land resources due to growing population’
Muluzi said government passed new land laws to close gaps which facilitated inequalities and loss of land due to lack of proper documentation and rights by the land holders.
The Ministers observed that some components in the said laws have been misinterpreted by some sectors, thereby creating misunderstandings on the new amendments.