Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati has warned against the construction of structures on land that belongs to government institutions and upon resistance, the government will not hesitate to destroy the structures.
“The issue of encroachment is a big challenge in most government institutions. As part of addressing this challenge, especially in colleges under my ministry, we might construct fences around all institutions.” Kaliati said.
In July, the Deputy Minister of Lands, Abida Mia. has said the government will get back illegally acquired land in Zomba City (ZCC). Mia said the call is in response to misappropriation in the distribution and allocation of plots. “Some people have right documents, but are in protected areas while some don’t have documents of proof” said Mia, outlined that her ministry will verify ownership of plots in the country and repossess the illegally acquired land.