Minister Muluzi says Malawi mulls ‘masterplan’ for development: Big on vision, detail

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.

Atupele Muluzi: New Masterplan in the offing

“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He said the new master plan will be effective when its comes into force to replace the outdated one.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.

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John Black
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“Government is in the process of developing a plan”. This is slow, slow, slow. After three years in government the plan should have been implemented by now. This government is not implementing anything, it only is in the process of developing, no doubt in luxurious resorts with luxurious allowances. This is not governance, this is spending our tax money on nothing.

Mika Kumbire
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Dear Minister: I would like to inform you that the biggest problem with Malawi is that Land is being allocated or sold to people who have no intention to develop it: – 1. A good example is the sale of plots by Airport Development Limited in Lumbadzi in Lilongwe. More than one Plot were allocated to people with no plans and who had offered peanuts i.e. MK250,000 for both low density and high density plots leaving out those who had MK1,000,000 and above. 2. To add insult to injury the people who had offered less and had no plans of… Read more »
Viliza
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This is very true. And to add my voice to it, the Government should have a proper plan for specific area. You watch people start building residential houses, only to come later to tell them that the location is not for residential houses, mumakhala muli kuti when the land is being sold? Those who express interest in buying land in prime locations should be presenting 6 months bank statement to show there is proper flow of funds in their bank accounts, ena akumagulira amwenye. Government should take an active role to plan areas, and construct necessary amenities such as roads,… Read more »
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