By Rebecca Chimjeka:
Lilongwe City Council Mayor Juliana Kaduya has said the city’s authorities are set to demolish illegal structures built in undesignated areas.
She said in the run-up to the May 21 Tripartite Elections and afterwards, there have been cases of land invasions by people claiming to have political backing.
“The council is aware of all illegal developments that are taking place in the city but we will make sure that sanity should be restored and urban planning will be used to solve some of the city’s problems, including access to pieces of land for housing,” Kaduya said
She said she would provide the much-needed leadership required to transform Lilongwe.
United Nations Habitat statistics indicates that Malawi is urbanising at a rapid rate.
It says unethical behaviour by politicians, technocrats and physical planners in the country threatens cohesive urban development and poses challenges to the future of Malawi’s urban spaces.
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