FARMERS in Kitwe’s Mfubu ranch yesterday protested over reports that their land had been sold to politicians and businessmen.
The farmer’s alleged that the Kitwe City Council (KCC) had sold over 1,750 hectares of their land which they had been occupying for many years to others.
Group representative, Kelvin Silwela said the farmers had been occupying the land in question for a long time and had nowhere to go.
Mr Silwela said the farmers walked from Mfubu ranch in Wusakile Township to the roundabout along the Kitwe-Ndola dual carriage way where they were intercepted by police in riot gear.
But KCC director of human resource and administration Wisdom Bwalya who addressed the farmers said Mfubu ranch was state land.
Mr Bwalya said the council would engage the Ministry of Agriculture and the farmers to find an amicable solution.