Chiefs want Mutharika to reconsider decision on land laws

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Traditional leaders in Blantyre under the umbrella body of Blantyre Traditional Chiefs Network (BTCN) have asked President Peter Mutharika to reverse his decision on the new land laws by calling Parliament to re-table the bill within 21 days.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika asked to revisit the Land bill.

This was said at a press briefing which took place at Group Village Headman Makata’s residence in the commercial city of Blantyre.

Speaking after the function, Group Village Headman Somanje who is also the Secretary General of the body blamed government for not consulting them to have a say on the new laws.

“We came to strategise on what we should do because people in our villages are against this law and us as chiefs we were not consulted and we are in total disagreement with this law that’s why we want the president to reverse his decision,” said Somanje.

He added that many Malawians are in total disagreement with the law because it seems to favor the rich while the less privileged and land owners in rural areas are the ones to suffer the most.

The event was attended by chiefs from different districts surrounding Blantyre.

When the land bills were tabled during the last sitting of Parliament, members of Parliament from the opposition side walked out of the chamber in protest and claimed that government was unwilling to consider their views.

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  1. Anthu akuba awa a dpp safunsa maganizo athu asanapangezinthu zawo pogulitsa bank anafusanda ?nanga ndalamazake ziliku? dzikoli anagulitsa kale ndalama anakhathula kale sakadakufusani maganizo kuopa muwasokoneza akaona ndalama amalorera kupha munthu kapena kulanda katundu bola matumba awo akhute basi akutitengera kumtoso ngati marilo anjoka.

  2. Y ppls call Him Bwampini o i see akuyesa ngati akakhazikisa land Bill ndiye kuti ziyenda mmmmmmm Mr president please mulungu atithandinze ngati mwatopa ndikulamulira let other ppls rulling de country

  3. Mama P Kaliyati and you young Muluzi,would you plz take these chiefs to kuchawe Inn and civic educate them well about this good law? they are not conversant with this law.tell them all the land is in the hands of gvt if it is not leased and the gvt can come and say we're building a school at this land, no compasation or wat so ever or you go to court sukaphula kanthu.

  4. mafumu nthawi yanu osayang’ona munthu kepena udindo dziko ndi lathu mchona asatisokoneze mutu more fire osachita matha inu mulungu anakuyikani kutsogolo kwa anthu kuti zikamavuta inu ndamene mutithandize ili ndi pembezo langa ndi pemphero langa ulendo wanu mulungu akudziwa zimenezo osati akunyengereni kumeneko koma ngani zaanthu a nu

  5. that’s good issue chiefs don’t loss our land like south Africa people we are Nyasaland mzuka Malawi dzuka ndipo ngat President alindimzelu zaumunthu atengapo mbali pakhaniyi keep it up chiefs osafooka kuyakhulako mpaka kumpandoko ayakheko … (My poor flames)

  6. yes!! this bill is so evil end greats for the action of opposition during Parliament session though it doesn’t work. End I repent here that oooo!!!! I have sin for voting this DPP just coz of my tribe. For oppositions this is your time now for campaigning but look what you are doing hahahaha. …. Ochakwera nanu ndiye osava za anthu mmmmmm no good leader in our beloved country.

  7. nthawi yosangalasa iyi…yomaonelela andale ndi anthu ake…ine anga malo palibe akatenge ndithu..agogo anga anathana nazo kale zonse..kulibe mafumu kapena boma koma ndi apamudzi wathu..zimenezo azikapanga kundatako osati ku mafarm aenafe.

  8. maro molimbana ndinyanja ikupita ku tanzania mukulimba ndikufuna kubera anthu ovutika koma mulungu akutengeni anthu oyipa inu ozikonda opanda chisoni anyapapi abwampini akhakhakha muzafike kwathu kuzatorela chambarecho muzareka pomwe mayiko enawa akumenyera ufulu kuti akhare ndi maro awoawo mpomwee inu mukufuna kutiranda koma tilodzana ndithu chaka chino

  9. Kodi mmene amapanga lamuloli anayamba anfusa ndani? Ngati mafumu asa kugwilizana nazo munawafunsa? Congratuation to the chiefs of blantyre keep itup please!!

  10. So mafumu okha angavutike iwenso ulipamavuto ndi bill imeneyi chifukwa uzdilipira lend malo okhala ako.peza nthawi uyiwerenge usanapereke macoment ako opusawo