Lands

National Urban Policy

21 November 2019

The National Urban Policy (NUP) seeks to create an enabling environment for the attainment of sustainable urbanization. It puts forward strategies, which once implemented will address some of the major challenges associated with urban development and management in the country...


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Current Projects

24 November 2015

DAHSP The Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Malata) Subsidy Programme (DAHSP) is Malawi Government’s flagship programme which intends  to provide subsidized cement, iron-sheets and other related building materials for the low income households to build and improve their own houses. The Ministry...


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Illegal Land Occupation

11 May 2016

MINISTRY OF LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT  PRESS RELEASE ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND   The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has noted with great concern the practice of illegal occupation and use of allocated and leased land from...


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National Urban Policy ABRIDGED VERSION

21 November 2019

The National Urban Policy (NUP) seeks to create an enabling environment for the attainment of sustainable urbanization.  Evidence demonstrates that sustainable urbanization plays a critical role in fostering national economic development. This Policy identifies key challenges that hinder achievement of...


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Registration Process

24 November 2015

Public Land in Cities Applicant fills application forms. Allocation committee offers plot with lease conditions and applicable fees payable. Applicant submits building plans to Town Planning Committee. Customary and Public Land in Districts Applicant given land by chief or government agencies. Applicant fills lease...


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The Malawi Forum Report

21 November 2019

The Malawi Urban Forum is premier conference that discusses most pressing urban issues facing Malawi‟s and World cities today.    The Urban Forum is a main advocacy platform for sustainable urbanisation.  According to the UN-Habitat, Urban forums are meant to: add...


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Welcome to  the official Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development website. The Ministry provides land and housing management services to the general public and all interested stakeholders/parties seeking these services.

It draws its mandate from various statutes and policy instruments such as the Land Act, Town and Country Planning Act and the Land Survey.

Vision

Equitable access and secure tenure to land and housing for all

Mission

To create an enabling environment for efficient, effective and sustainable provision of land and housing management services to the general public in order to promote and encourage sustainable economic growth and development.

Mandate

The mandate of the Ministry is to provide land and housing management services to the general public and all interested stakeholders/parties seeking these services.The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development draws its mandate from various statutes and policy instruments such as the Land Act, Town and Country Planning Act and the Land Survey Act.