Lands Deputy Minister Abida Mia applauds Flemish Govt for automobiles donation
By Leo Mkhuwala
Shortage of vehicles in the implementation of the Land Reforms Programme has needfully received a positive response following the donation of a vehicle and four motor cycles by the Flemish Government, Deputy Minister of Lands and Urban Development Abida Mia has said.
In her remarks in the capital Lilongwe when she received the donation on behalf of Malawi Government, Mia said she was grateful for the assistance that has come at an opportune time, when shortage of motor vehicles has been a major challenge in the implementation of the Land Reforms Program.
The Deputy Minister said she was thankful to the Flemish Government and Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) for thier continued financial and material support.
Mia particularly acknowledged the assistance that the two donors rendered to her Ministry to facilitate the enactment of the ten land laws.
She also aknowledged the assistance rendered to her Ministry to develop a project proposal under the theme of Land Use, Planning and Sustainable Land and Water Management for Improved Agriculture Productivity covering the whole of Kasungu District.
She therefore assured the donor that the vehicle and motor cycles will be used for their intended purpose.
The Minister implored the staff of the Land Reforms Implimentation Unit and the Kasungu District Registry who will be using the automobiles to ensure that the facilities are not abused.
Reiterating the commitment of Malawi Government under the leadership of President Lazarus Chakwera, the Deputy Minister said the President’s intention is to see to it that Malawi has a land administration system that is efficiently effective.
Representing the Government of Flanders during the handover ceremony was Dr Geraldine Reymenants while Dr. Zhijun Chen represented FAO.