Some parts of Malawi declared to belong to Zambia: Minister urges people not to change nationality

Parts of Mchinji, Mzimba, Kasungu and Rumphi districts have been declared to belong to Zambia during the border re-demarcation exercise.

Kalirani:  Maintain nationality

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Jean Kalilani told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the physical demarcation of border lines started on a pilot basis in 1993 and boundary inspections have been carried since then.

Kalilani advised Malawians residing in the affected areas against changing their nationalities from Malawi to Zambia.

The Minister said the government of Zambia and Malawi had agreed that until a new border treaty come into effect, local people should remain where they were before the demarcation.

“The two governments will agree on the way forward after receiving all the reports on the exercise, including a report on the impact assessment study. I, therefore, propose that the affected people should maintain their nationality and be allowed to register upon verification by local leaders,” said Kalilani.

People living near the Malawi-Zambia Border in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chindi in Mzimba have been living in fear due to a wrangle with their Zambian counterparts over border re-demarcation exercise.

The wrangle affected learning, as some chiefs allege that Zambians destroyed Byembye Primary School which was initially in Malawi but is now in Zambia after the re-demarcation.

Inkosi ya Makhosi M’mbelwa V pleaded with government to intervene in the matter.

According to Kalilani, the Zambia and Malawi governments have put in place a strategy to meet regularly and resolve any emerging issues while the exercise is taking place.

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Kalonda

Zambia and Malawi should take the lead in the unification of Africa and become one country. Stop this nonsense of borders dictated to us by the Europeans at their Berlin Conference.

LEGO
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From my understanding MARAVI KINGDOM starts far away from LUANGWA RIVER hence the whole part of Eastern Part of Zambia was(is)suppose to be Malawi.Its high time for us to claim our land from Zambia.Let us go back to our history

Phudzi
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Phudzi

When else will this exercise take place? Enafe muti pereke ku Tz aku north, central ku Zambia, south ku Mozambique. Maka maka aku south anzawo ankhaza awatenge basi!

Mostopher
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Mostopher

Eeeee kweri?

Namaseko
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Namaseko

i would rather be part of Zambia

Boyana
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Boyana

Those who want to be in Zambia let them go they have the rights more over many of their families are already in Zambia. you go where you can find Education, Job and business.There is no quarter system. those who work hard receive their blessings not in Malawi where a reward is given to weak and a righteous is given punishment.

mandala
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mandala

Kamuzu was very strong koma za lerozi aaaaaa when Kamuzu speaks Kaunda , Nyerere ,samola machello were quit. He was really a lion

bristol
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This is the problem of Politicians. Along the border people have lived peacefully since time immemorial. The two government would have used Surveyors only but Traditional Chiefs were to be involved in the demarcation process because the latter know the boundaries better than the former. Late Kamuzu used to threat Zambian Govt that Malawi Borders would go as far as Lundazi if Zambia provokes him. Now, no leader can protect his people and their land.

Lazarus
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Lazarus

I would have loved to be part of 🇿🇲, because Zambia is doing absolutely wonderful.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

I came straight here for the stupid comments and I haven’t been disappointed!

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