Government ready to provide land to local and foreign Investors

By Staff Reporter

Minister of Lands, Deus Gumba, has stated that government will continue its efforts to provide land to both local and foreign investors through the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC).

Gumba made these remarks today during a sensitisation meeting for Blantyre City Council Councilors and management on the amended land laws, which was held at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.

Hon Deus Gumba

He disclosed that his ministry has already identified land for investment in the cities of Lilongwe, Mzuzu, and Blantyre. Additionally, commercial lands have been identified for commercial farming, which will soon be allocated to MITC for potential investors.

He emphasised that land allocation for all investments will be done following applicable laws to avoid selling and granting land to non-Malawian citizens with no investment ambitions.

Gumba has appealed to Blantyre City Council to be responsible for ensuring that land for various developments is available and the issuance of various development permissions is not delayed at all costs.