Mangochi Town Council chairperson, Ibrahim Kacheya has assured residents of the town that the council would reclaim all the land/plots which were acquired illegally.
He was speaking Monday in an interview with Malawi News Agency on the sidelines of a full council meeting.
“Mangochi Town Council will fetch all the government land which was illegally sold whereby the allocation committee will help in recovering the land and once that is done the council will repay the buyers the same amount that the council received,” said Kacheya.
He gave an example of one person who bought a piece of land at K500, 000 from the town council but because procedures were not followed the council repaid him his money.
Chairperson of Planning Service Committee, Sammy Taulo said the issue of illegal land possession was getting out of hand in the town.
However, Taulo said the land allocation committee was not aware of this development until now when there is transparency and accountability between ward councilors and the council secretariat.
“This issue will now be dealt with accordingly because there is a strong cordial working relationship between councilors and our colleagues in the secretariat,” He added.
Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA