Govt Upbeat About Launched Secondary Cities Plan
Minister of Local Government, Blessings Chinsinga has implored development partners to embrace the launched Malawi Secondary Cities Plan describing it as key to achieving the MW2063 development blueprint.
Chinsinga as he launched the plan in Lilongwe challenged that development can not be attained in the absence of mindset change.
The plan according to Chinsinga will champion activities of the development agenda as it will provide direction on how projects will be undertaken in the selected districts where secondary cities are to be established.
“This government wants to be different, that’s why I emphasized on implementation. As key stakeholders, we will make sure that what has been planned is being implemented,” said Chinsinga.
Prior to the launch, minister of lands, Sam Kawale cautioned against corruption in land related matters which he feels has stagnated development of the nation.
He has since indicated that his ministry is in the process of setting up a land management system to bring sanity in land related matters.
“The ministry of lands is an integral part to the entire process to the secondary cities, we can not have secondary cities without land.
“Land has to be managed properly to avoid any events of corruption so that's why we have the land management information system which is going to capture any piece of land which we are going to demarcate for this project,” Kawale said.
The Secondary Cities are to be established in districts that include, Karonga, Nkhatabay, Salima, Kasungu, Mangochi, Liwonde, Lucheza and Bangula.