Lands

Sensitization and Public Awareness

10 February 2020

The centrality of land and its sensitivity require that all stakeholders are involved at all stages of the land reform process. The protracted land reform process in Malawi has given lessons that meaningful public engagement is necessary for creation of...


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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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New Land Laws Pilots

10 February 2020

The key land law which underpins the country’s Land Reform Programme and current piloting of the five new land laws is the Customary Land Act 2016 (CLA). The Act is bringing in a new arrangement of customary land administration and...


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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 Land Reforms Implementation Unit (LRIU)

09 February 2020

The LRI Plan identified the need to establish a dedicated unit with a 100% commitment level, the Land Reforms Implementation Unit (LRIU), comprising members of varied expertise to oversee the implementation of the Land Reform Programme including the piloting of...


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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.