By Staff Reporter
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has said that the construction of 10,000 houses for security agencies is underway, with over 1000 completed and others nearing completion.
He made this statement during his State of the Nation Address while highlighting successes achieved in the Ministry of Lands.
Additionally, President Chakwera mentioned that the Ministry of Lands has decentralized land registration to councils, with 28 land registries now operational in councils and 234 land registrars deployed to ensure easy access to land registration services.
Under the Ministry of Information and Digitalization, he said the country has digitalised its tax system and land information systems, and enacted the Data Protection Act to safeguard personal data.
Furthermore, the President noted collaborations with Tanzania on a diplomatic data corridor and highlighted Malawi’s provision of the continent’s most affordable internet.
On Natural Resources, Chakwera mentioned Malawi’s future benefits from carbon trading and plans to establish mega aqua farms across the country.
Under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malawian embassies have secured markets for strategic crops and minerals.
Turning to Education, the Ministry has recruited 2000 primary school teachers and 4200 auxiliary teachers, trained 7300 school heads and deputies, and distributed 68 thousand tablets.
He added that 66 Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSS) have been constructed, 78 CDSS have been expanded, and 1400 secondary school teachers trained in leadership.
The President disclosed plans for further recruitment and promotion of secondary school teachers, as well as ongoing construction projects including a state-of-the-art library at Mzuzu University and office complexes at the University of Malawi and Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.
He further revealed upcoming plans to launch the construction of 10,000 classroom blocks under the Malawi Education Reform Programme (MERP).