Deputy Minister of Lands, Abida Mia, has ordered that a taskforce be instituted to look into issues of land management being faced by Blantyre City Council. Mia made the remarks on Tuesday when she paid a visit to the council.
According to Mia, the taskforce will facilitate and see to it that some of the challenges are addressed to benefit citizens. A representative of the Chief Executive Officer for Blantyre City Council, Costly Chanza, said there are many challenges the council due to inadequate land.
He said people are encroaching protected areas like mountains for settlement because the council does not have land to allocate them. Chanza said there is need for idle land to be given to the council for easy management and development regulations.