Rapid urbanization worries govt

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Malawi’s Minister of lands, housing and urban development Atupele Muluzi has warned that buildings in cities and towns which are in protected areas will be demolished.

The minister said high urbanization is the main reason why people have built houses in protected areas such as on river banks and hills.

Atupele Muluzi

Muluzi: Its a challenge.

”It’s a big challenge in the country as Malawi is one of the high urbanization countries and it is causing people to encroach in protected areas especially in major cities,” said Muluzi.

He further said that the ministry together with the country’s city councils is planning to relocate people staying in protected areas.

“We have noticed that there is a lot of illegal encroachment especially in urban areas and our ministry together with city councils will relocate people who are staying in illegal areas,” he said.

In Malawi, population growth in areas defined as urban areas is estimated at 5.2 percent per year.

According to a United Nations Center of Human Settlement (UNCHS) study of Blantyre and some trading centres in northern and central regions, urban areas in Malawi are becoming populated and noisy due to rapid urbanization.

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23 Comments

  1. Musagwetse ma building just ask for renovation, koma inuyo aboma mangani Newtown lilongwe ndi wamkulu even jouberg, malo ena mukapitako kumawonaso kuti ma building amene mufuna kugwetsawo ndiabwino, akamati jouberg amenena new town. Koma malo ena ndiwosakala, Nanuso mukhoza kumanga Newtown mpaka kukafika ku bunda mpaka dowa,

  2. Atupele make sure KEZA BULDING is demolished because it was constructed on protected land, let not poor people become your ministry victims just for your selfishness.

    Malawi government has full of non qualified players, how many years people have been there?

    Pangani zoti zinthu zitsike mtengo osati zomwe munenazo zopusa basi-Sugar wakwathu kuno Mwk700 wochokela ku Zambia Mwk500 chonchi ganizani mwanzeru.

  3. Let our engneers and town planners beautify malawi. Town ikutukuka iyi but ma buildings enawa ndi setback. Ginnerly corner izisate ma 1-floor buildings achoke mu highway.

  4. Komanso pakhale malamulo akamangidwe ama buildings mmatawunimu coz ena akumanga nyuma ngat barbershop muli mtawuni mwenimweni. Zimachititsa manyazi kwambiri anzathu amayiko ena akabwera kuzacheza